Well today was a busy day. Hiker and I got up around 7:30 am and we headed out for our morning walk. Was already getting warm, but there were quite a few people out this morning. Came home and had a bowl of cereal and put a load of laundry into the washer. Started working on emptying out Ben's dresser around 9:30 am and didn't finish with all I wanted to do until almost 2:00 pm. I did stop for lunch around noon. I wanted to go through whatever I found in the dresser to make sure I didn't toss something I wanted to keep. I found a big envelope that Ben had been keeping his birthday cards that were given to him in. I was so glad I went through them one at a time because I also found a homemade Valentine card he had made for me in 1975 when we were dating. He had given it to me back then because I remembered it, but I don't know why it ended up in his envelope full of cards. I also found two watercolor paintings he had done in I'm guessing, elementary school. I'm going to give those to his sister, and I found an essay that he had written in school which I will also give to her. We had two dressers in our bedroom, one was Ben's and one was mine. Now that Ben's was empty, I moved all of my stuff from my dresser over to his dresser. I moved my dresser into my dining area for extra storage. I did not have a night stand on my side of the bed, but Ben did have one on his side, so I moved his over to my side of the bed. My dad made this night stand. After moving the dresser out and moving other furniture around in the bedroom, it looks so much bigger now, not that it was that small, but we had a lot of furniture in there and a king size bed. I thought Ben had a lot of shoes when I went through the closet the other day, well in his dresser I found 26 pair of sunglasses and 15 wrist watches. I knew he had bought a lot of these two items through the years, but I had no idea he had kept all of them. He quit wearing a watch when he got a cell phone because he could use it to tell time. I'm giving all of both to the Goodwill. So now I'm done with something that I had been dreading for over a year. I'm feel good about doing it, it was time, and I'm pooped.
I'm making progress on my latest jigsaw puzzle