I am not one of life’s tidy people.  I glance at my post, open anything I can’t identify, and then put it in a pile.  The pile gradually builds up, becoming ever more unstable, until it eventually collapses under its own weight.  Do I take the hint at this point?  Hell, no!  I rebuild it, time and again, each time more precariously than the last.

The European Post Mountain

I am not one of life’s tidy people.  I have in my hallway a large children’s toy box that I can chuck bags, shoes and other assorted clutter into, leaving the rest of the hallway in a state of semi-tidiness.  The box fills up, becoming ever more resistant to new entrants, until one day even brute force and ignorance can’t squash another bag into it.  Do I take the hint at this point?  Hell, no!  I merely let stuff spill over onto the floor, creating an obstacle course in the hallway, and mutter “I’ll deal with it next weekend, or the weekend after that.”

The obstacle course.

The inside of the toy box.

But eventually, even I crack, and as I had the house to myself for twelve hours today, I decided to tackle the task.

It took a while.

I found more shoes than I could shake a stick at…

How many shoes?

…and discovered that my current mountain was part of a larger range which included two bags and a box which contained earlier incarnations of the postal mountain.

But I did make progress.  The post is now sorted and filed, and there’s a lovely empty space where I can start my next collection…


…the toy box was emptied, at least temporarily…

This now houses those shoes!

..and the obstacle course has been dismantled.

Obstacle course be gone.

Of course, it won’t last.  But for the time being at least, I’m sorted!


About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Sorted!

  1. plustenner says:

    looks good! can you come round my place next? 😀

  2. Andy says:

    Louise – Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂

    Plustenner – not a chance. We have rooms as well as a hallway…that’s all I’m saying…not implying anything about stuff piled in other areas of the house…no, not me.

    Wouldn’t dare!

  3. Someone might think you are tapering or something!

  4. shazruns says:

    Your trouble is you spend too much time running and now you can’t you are tidying, don’t tell Andy though or he might want to stop you running to sort those other rooms he mentioned!

  5. fortnightflo says:

    Ditto to the above 2 comments – it’s the taper madness…it won’t last!

  6. JogBlog says:

    What marathon are you doing? Is it your first one? Good luck!

    p.s. That is not a lot of shoes. We have at least three times that many in our porch.

  7. AprilRuns says:

    Shoes: that’s what I thought – this sure must be just a selection haha.

  8. Abradysis says:

    Coo 🙂

  9. Running Gaynor says:

    I thought my boyfriend had a big pile of unwanted post but his is nothing compared to your mountain. Congratulations on the tidying!

  10. zoecakes says:

    Lol, I love this post! Good to know I’m not the only messy one! 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s