Ten days since my last progress report. Progress is the key word here. The amount of paper removed from my office, in the form of scrap, newspaper, magazines, catalogs and other things piling up, now totals about 150 pounds. You would think I had a hoarder’s room with that kind of number, but much of it was confined in drawers and old files I no longer needed to keep but had not yet discarded. It is truly amazing how heavy paper can be.
My work table is now completely purged, along with a desktop utility shelf, a rolling book shelf, four of the five shelves on the computer desk, the file desk file drawer, the clutter under the work table, my rolling file and the floor to ceiling storage shelf. I also cleaned out the rolling file, gathered all my tax paperwork for last year into one box (though it isn’t sorted yet), and filed all the paid bills and receipts for 2015 so far.
And, most importantly, I finally framed and hung the papal blessing from Pope Francis! His is directly beneath the one from Pope Benedict. Actually, it is pretty cool. After all, I don’t know another person who has a papal blessing, in writing, from one pope, much less two…seems “A Mystery in the Mailbox” made an impression on both of them.
But regarding the purge, I have about 1/3 of the office to go. I will attack that section once I sort all my tax stuff so I can get to the preparer quickly when my W2 and my 1099’s arrive. I hereby declare that I will NOT be filing my taxes in April this year!