Weeknotes 44 - Putting up shelves
- This week I took two days off work so I could install shelves in one of my cupboards and in the living room. I did it all by myself. The shelves look much better than the Expedit they replaced. More grown up.
- The British Heart Foundation offer a service where they will come to pick up furniture you might want to donate so they can sell it. I used their online booking form, and got the automated response telling me that someone will get in touch. After more than a week no-one has.
- It blows my mind that the easiest way to get rid of a large object I no longer want in my life is to get someone to pay me for it. Getting the council to pick it up as bulky waste: costs money, I have to book minimum two weeks in advance. Giving it away on Freecycle: I’ve never successfully given anything away because nobody ever shows up. Donating it to charity: doesn’t cost anything, but impossible to tell when, or if, I will even get a reply, much less a time frame for pick up. Selling it on eBay: works every time, people show up as agreed, there is no hassle and everyone is happy. And I get a few quid out of it? Seems like it should be the other way round.
- I enjoyed Jessica Harllee’s write up of her Etsy last lecture about the good and bad kinds of challenges. Last lectures are a cool idea I’ve never heard of before, and I will be stealing that.
- The lecture write up made me look for more of Harllee’s writing. Her post on crying in the workplace made me wonder how many people cry at work. I know that some people do and it’s not a big deal. I cry a lot of happy tears in my spare time, usually when thinking about people I love or about the achievements of my friends. But the sad, angry or powerless crying is so rare for me, that when it happened at work once (at a previous job) I instantly knew that it was just a matter of when, not if, I would hand in my resignation.
- Alice’s story about Roula Khalaf finding out she got the job as the Editor of the FT: hashtag life goals.
- The new gender-neutral mer-person emoji on iOS (scroll down) wears a chest binder. Very cool.