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First Challenge Day

The eye doctor did NOT dilate my eyes (yea!) so I was functional this evening.  And despite a profound reluctance, I located my work gloves, checked my watch, and headed down into the abyss.  I dove into the pile of boxes that had previously come out of the crawl space.

This is going to be harder than I thought.

The stack was comprised of three boxes of SCCA rally trophies, which are Bob's so they're not mine to dispose of.  Two or three boxes of rally instructions - again, Bob's not mine.  Two boxes of SCA garb that I will never wear again, are too good to throw away, but Gold Key doesn't want.  A box of closet storage stuff, some of which will go to the Salvation Army and a small bit of which I'm going to hang on to for a little bit (until I know if they'll be useful for Charlotte's closet or not.)  Hmm, what else... a box of beautiful glass lanterns that I really want to keep (I'm looking around to try to figure out where I can display them, but I'm coming up a little dry.)  The box of archived issues of Pikestaff.

The pile is not disappearing the way I thought it was going to.  Sigh.  On the bright side, it's going to be super simple to digitize the boxes and boxes and boxes of rally directions.  Whatever else I have said about them and him over the years, Bob kept them in pristine condition.  Frankly, they're in better shape than most of our contracts in the file library at work.  Of course, those files are in constant use, and Bob's haven't seen the light of day since, oh, 1977.


But the thing is, I'll take those into work run them through the scanner with the automatic document feed, slap them on a flash drive - and they'll all be safe in pdf format until the end of time.  *I* think that means that the hard copies can go to recycling, but we'll see what he thinks about it.

It's gonna be hard to throw the garb away.  But I do have a taker for a box of mat board, so that won't be around for too much longer.  I guess for tomorrow I go into the crawl space for my thirty minutes.  Blegh.



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Apr. 20th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
Is any of the garb good enough to donate to the EK travel fund auction? Or to another group that does need Gold Key? (Stonemarch for example, needs a huge Gold Key for Birka)
Apr. 20th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's not the sort of thing that I'd put in the auction, but *my* standards have changed so much that perhaps I'm being too critical. On the other hand, it would be perfect for something like Birka loaner. Once Galingale has had a chance to look through I'll get in touch with them.

What a brilliant idea!
Apr. 20th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
I hate to see anything go to waste, and if Stonemarche can use it, I'll be happy to help get it there.
Apr. 20th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Me too - that's how my house got into this state! There does come a point where you have to just let go. Otherwise you end up starring in an episode of "Hoarders." (Which I have to confess to watching once, just to make me feel better about myself.)
Apr. 20th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'm desperate for garb... would any of it fit me?
Apr. 20th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Maybe might. We're not talking about nice stuff here - this is the last of my generic medievaloid: raglan sleeve, drawstring top chemises; skirts, peasant-style blouses. It's sufficiently generic that the only thing I would worry about would be length, because you're taller than I am (although I don't recall how deep I made the hems. We can check.

But you're more than welcome to take a look. I'll pull the tub, and we'll get together over it sometime *soon*. :-) I don't suppose you'll be at barony meeting on Monday?
Apr. 20th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Peri-oid renwench could be helpful. I'm looking at 2 rayon T-tunics, a Simplicity cotehardie with buttons up the back (OUCH), something that I had to cut the sleeves off of because it was 2ndhand from someone about Bob's height, and one heavy wool tunic. Nothing else fits my post-pregnancy shape. And Jane's put a bug in my ear about Pennsic...
Apr. 20th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Well, this was the stuff I wore to Pennsic for years and years - only this is newer stuff. And I'm pretty sure that it's all at least a cotton blend, if not 100% cotton. Better than rayon, at least.
Apr. 20th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Just heard back from my Rob -- I'll come to the meeting Monday. (If I'm not over the sniffles by then, you can put up the quarantine grid around me.)
Apr. 20th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Cool. You can root through what I've got to your heart's content. You just have to promise not to give it back.

Heck - you can even have the tub!
Apr. 21st, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
NO returning the garb... check!

There are a few co-workers I've been trying to lure to events, so what I don't need, I'll see if I can dress them -- and the rest I'll find a way to send up to Stonemarche for Birka.

See you Monday!
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