The day was grey and the humidity low, so I took that as my cue to finally go and sort out all our manky stuff in storage that we haven’t looked at for 18 months. Actually it’s not all mank – the majority of stuff is books and cds [sigh]. I needed room in the storage space to put all our more recently accumulated crap – all the stuff we hide in the van when someone comes to look at the house. So I left M sleeping, and set off stoutly to tackle it on my own.
The mank factor escalated when I discovered the decayed corpse of cane toad in amongst all the boxes. Ugh. I got it onto some cardboard and carried it precariously across the carpark to the bin. I went through every box that was open and did something that doesn’t come naturally to me; I culled. And then culled some more. And then took it all to the tip – a very cleansing process. Then I stuffed even more boxes etc. into the storage compartment – though it now looks much neater. This is possibly the most boring post I have ever written.