I’ve been frustrated lately, again with my lack of progress in many areas of my life. But this weekend I did finally start getting a few things together. My bedroom is significantly cleaner. More importantly, it’s getting organized. Frequently cleaning for me is taking stacks of papers and putting them in a neat, tidy pile in a corner to “look through later.” Later rarely comes. It also frequently involves putting a lot of things away in a half-hazard manner that makes them difficult to get out and put away again later.
But thanks to a generous donation of shoe boxes from Victoria, I was able to get a lot of things nicely contained and stacked. That mostly involves boxing up computer cables, but there’s always a handful of knick-knack type stuff lying around that I’m not quite willing to toss, but that I don’t really want sitting out. That’s everything from small flashlights, tools, candles, mini electronic toys and parts, and some random odd stuff. Those also were thrown into a shoebox. That means much cleaner bookshelves. And I certainly need the space for the books instead.
Speaking of books, Kristen and I have been going over plans for building another bookcase. I should have the necessary tools as long as Lowes or Home Depot are willing to do a few of the major cuts for me. The new bookcase will be almost 6′ tall, that will take a lot of pressure off my existing bookcase in my bedroom. I’m also moving my DVD stand out here, which will free up more space in my room. I’m going to need that space in order to expand my desk. I plan on attaching a large board to my small bookcase and a table to give myself more working room.
All this will hopefully allow me to concentrate enough on the other things I’m working on, like C, Python, and Ruby programming. The space will also allow me to start on the bookcase since it wouldn’t be fair to have the mess elsewhere in our small apartment before it is complete.
Other accomplishments include getting the oil changed in the car, backing up one of my machines for upgrade, and diving 40′ under water without the aid of SCUBA gear. That last part was during some down time on Friday when Tim and I went to visit The Crater in Midway. I like diving down and waving at the people in SCUBA lessons. The water is about 65 feet deep total. My goal is to make it all the way down one of these days. As it is, I had Tim a bit scared when I disappeared from view and didn’t come up for a moment.
So goals for this week include a temple trip, getting the mythbox back up and running in time for General Conference, having my desk expansion put together, homework and programming, and more progress on getting the room cleaned.