Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Seven Things #20 and #21

Well it seems to be a habit of mine to lump together weeks of Seven Things!

Here are this week's and last week's (last week's was for the previous week!):

Seven #20
- taboo board game
- broken salt shaker/pepper grinder
- yogurt container I was saving
- 5 balls of yarn
- book Eragon (as gift)
- puzzle game
- cassette of kids' songs

That was 11 items.

And then this week, I went all out. I think I've turned the house upside down trying to find things I don't need. And this is the long list:

- 2 more balls of yarn
- black slingback shoes (painful!)
- old water squirt bottle
- old toothbrush (had to trash)
- travel hairbrush with mirror
- zip-up travel case
- travel hairdryer
- potpourri stand
- concert planner
- Palm PDA and parts (from freecycle but only used once!)
- stack of cards and card parts
- bag of 20 gift boxes - freecycle
- scraps of wrapping paper - freecycle
- binders
- exercise band
- photo stickers
- construction paper
- unnecessary photo holders
- extra photos
- black paper notepad
- exacto/scalpel
- set of recipe cards with sleeves (kept the box)
- small song book
- broken windchimes
- candles
- broken spoons and forks
- backpack (to India)
- VHS tapes
- extra wrapping ribbon
- greeting cards - freecycle
- Microbiology book
- yarn scraps
- 3 cassette racks
- 2 cassettes
- fabric pieces
- scarf
- spray bottle

That's 41 items! We also sent some books back to the library and returned some DVDs we'd borrowed from friends.

So the current total: 207 + 11 + 41 = 259. For 28 weeks, that is 9.25 items per week, or for 191 days, it's 1.36 items per day. (I love math!)

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2 comments:

Isle Dance said...

That is terrific! Thanks for sharing the paper calculator. It always motivates me to take inventory when I see others doing so. Thanks again!

rani said...

Yay thanks. I am definitely a numbers person, so it's fun to see them going up and up and up!