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Monday, 24 October 2016

Operation: Gameroom - Job Done!


In the space of seven days, Rachel and I have turned a Mission: Impossible into a Mission: Accomplished!

The gamesroom clear-up has been a major success and, after Rachel ran a vacuum cleaner and dust cloth round today, the space is looking sparkly fresh once more.

Or as my long-suffering wife phrased it: "The room is no longer a health hazard!"

Everywhere from the entrance hallway to the office 'annexe' feels - and looks - so much larger and brighter now. And it is emotionally more satisfying to not have to fight your way round a maze of boxes, or stacked books, just to get from one spot to another up here.

We've filled to overflowing both our rubbish bin and our recycling bins outside, which is simultaneously satisfying and frustrating, but we can live with that minor inconvenience, knowing it comes about because of a job well done.

Yet while we are declaring "mission accomplished", there are still some 'minor' things that need finishing up:
  • There's a big bag of paperwork to be shredded (after Rachel sorted through my mountains of disorganised documents);
  • Although I have moved all the old comics and graphic novels off the floor and onto the shelves (or into comic book short boxes) they still need to be taken out again (sometime soon) and actually sorted into some semblance of order;
  • The office end of the gamesroom also still has a line of books (mostly RPGs) that need to go up on eBay (which is why you can still see some, smaller, cardboard boxes and bubblewrap down there).
While I'm sure I will continue to find little tweaks I can make around the room, I have to say the hard graft was worth it.

And I couldn't imagine doing it without Rachel's assistance.


And Rachel's reward:

Well deserved wine and chocolate!

8 comments:

  1. Dang, looks great! Let me know when y'all are in the States so you can...uh, spend some time in a room at my house...

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping this was a one-time only exercise as I don't think my body could cope with doing this on a regular basis ;-)

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  2. Nice touch - the most prominent item on the stairs in the first photo: Space(1889). Certainly is more of it...

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    1. Oh yes, there's room to breathe up here now. Rachel said even Alice raced around the table at one point (something she's never previously been able to do up here in her lifetime!)

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  3. That looks amazing. I would have no problem launching that room into Mars and getting along quite comfortably. Every man needs a command center.

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    1. Thanks, Cal. I reckon this room would now be a fun place to visit Mars in :)

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  4. Wow - packed wall-to-wall with lovely geekness! Very nicely organized and I love the sword and shield.

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    1. Thank you! The sword was a gift from my good lady wife when we visited Dover Castle many moons ago, while the shield is a Game of Thrones/House Stark prop replica.

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