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WK 1 >> day THREE

I wasnt emotionally prepared to take on the full project of the kitchen yet -- degreasing, sanding, priming and painting every surface -- but I didnt want to be living out of plastic tubs either so I dug out a few essentials for cooking and eating. Creating and placing the flags onto my world map was a fun break from all the hard work. Unpacking all of my books -- about half of my boxes contained books -- organizing them and placing them on my newly assembled IKEA bookcase was a big step of progress. Being able to push my bedroom furniture back against the walls was another one.


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