Procrastination ruled for a while in this house yesterday. After breakfast I went up to the playroom to make a start on the photo project and then promptly did everything else rather than make a start! I went through the household paperwork and disposed of some of the older stuff, answered some emails (which didn't need immediate attention but got it!), finished the shredding, and put the first load in the washing machine ... all with breaks for coffee, of course.
In the end I pulled myself together and connected my laptop to the one Ced used and transferred all the photos across. There wasn't much else on his laptop so I decided to transfer all the other files and clear the hard drive ready for disposal. All the old laptops and computer equipment will be donated to a charity who rebuilds them for use in schools. I spent the rest of the time dealing with the documents from his laptop. I think most of the photos will turn out to be copies of ones I hold so I will wait to sort through until I have all the digital files in one place. Tomorrow, I'll carry on and transfer everything from my old laptop. I know all the photos have already been transferred to a separate hard drive so I don't think there will be much else to deal with, but that's the next step and then the old laptops can go, or at least be stored in the knowledge that they are ready for disposal.
After lunch I flitted between playing online games, some piano playing, and starting on my final jigsaw puzzle. This one is much harder than I thought it would be: it's mostly shades of brown (!) and the pictures on the box are only an indication of things that will be in the completed puzzle as the final image is photographed from a different angle and everything will have been moved around. I haven't even managed to join all the straight edges and corner pieces yet!
In the evening I watched Repair Shop and The Great British Sewing Bee, then had a bath and read for a while in bed before settling down for the night. I'm not sleeping too well lately so in the end I only slept for a couple of hours before I was wide awake again. I knew that I wouldn't get back to sleep so I finished off this post and then carried on reading. I can always sleep during the day if I need to.
The highlight of today will be bringing the wheelie bin back in and accepting delivery of the toiletries and cleaning supplies. Did I mention there will be a supply of sweets and chocolate bars in the box as well? I will transfer everything from my old laptop in the morning but I think it'll be a lazy rest of the day, reading and enjoying some of the chocolate.
It's quiz night with J and L so that will take up most of the evening, and then I'll either watch the National Theatre's release of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch, or will choose a film on Netflix.
Today's list of things to do: