We spent the day working on the renovation. William and I got the porch cleared away. Inside, I began sorting through old books. So many books, some of them in Swedish and very old. So much sheet music, dating back to 1907. I am sure that some of these things would matter very much to the right people, and if I knew who these people were, I would send word to them right away.
There are some books I'm keeping. For instance, Emily Post's book on 'etiquette' looks like a fun thing to look through. As I casually flipped through it, one important chapter was devoted determining how many servants one needs to run an efficient household. I think I will need to read that closely, because the current servant of this house really is not running an efficient household at all. She probably should be replaced, the slattern.
It is sad to say, but Tim and I have decided to (gasp) throw away books. Put them on a dump truck and take them to a transfer station. While we are doing that, we are going to hoe out some old books at home as well. There are books that are no longer relevant, and haven't been for many years. There is no point in keeping them.
Any books that are readable and relevant (and there are plenty of them) will be headed to our library's "Book Cellar", a used book store that sells their donations out of the (you guessed it!) the cellar.
William and I also completed another big project. We got all the glass ware and dishes washed and loaded into the car and taken to Goodwill. I have another car load of appliances still new and in their boxes. That stuff is set out and waiting for me to haul away.
William earned $10 for his help today, and he got his allowance too. He is $32 away from his VR equipment and he's chomping at the bit. He has his lawnmowing job to do on Monday, which will get him another $10.
He's got it all figured out and thinks he can have the money he needs by the end of next weekend. It's an exciting time to be William.