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Ohhhhhh! Getting into the big numbers now.
This week was not too difficult but was tricky because I was away on holiday. Hence the late post.
It required 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 items.
A grand total of 175 items were needed.
We have a gulp lot of books. Four book cases in the attic alone. Tonnes of books and maps etc. It’s a converted attic. It was the obvious place to start.
A while later…
More time passed….
I had 158. Now I could’ve stopped there but the challenge bug has bitten me hard.
I kept going.
Seventeen items later, I think I’ve done it!
175 this week. That’s 406 items altogether. I’m not worried that February is a short month. I’m just a but taken aback at the tiny dent that so many items makes in the grand scheme of things.
The removal of all those books, periodicals and maps only cleared two shelves. The rest are probably tidier but still not exactly empty.
This means another 11 shelves of books in the attic still.
It’s been a truely eye opening experience which I intend to repeat. In a few months time…
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