Sunday, November 19, 2006

The final weekend

Saturday was a 12 or 14 hour day of setting up Star Wars figures. We turned on the music, we started putting figures on the shelves and didn't stop except to eat. Hundreds of 3 3/4" Hasbro figures were opened or unpacked from ziplocked baggies I had packed them in from the last Star Wars room. I had hoped that Saturday would be the day we'd get a lot of help, but it ended up being Heather and I solo for most of it. Craig was buying a car that day, John was working so Elizabeth couldn't get a ride over, Angie came...but we didn't have a ton of jobs that she liked to do at this point (it was just setting up Hasbro stuff mostly) she left early. Carol and Justin stopped by and helped for a couple of hours though.

We worked until sometime after 11pm on Saturday night. By the time we were done, we had unpacked and set up Wizards of the coast Minis, Galactic Heroes, the Burger King promo toys, more Bust Ups, the last of the Unleashed, Japanese Pepsi Bottlecaps, Titaniums, Micro Machines and just about everything else that I collect.

Sunday morning, we got up and had a quick breakfast before getting to work. Heather needed to start on the house cleaning, I continued to work in the Star Wars room. We had 2 or 3 empty shelves and my goal was to have zero by Monday morning. Craig and Toma showed up around 11 and did more unpacking and setting up. John and Elizabeth showed up sometime after that and helped out for a good 4 hours. John got a lot of clones done while Elizabeth unpacked and set up my Master Replicas mini sabers.

Craig watched the football game and handled one of the unsung jobs of the setup, recycling all the packaging. When all was said and done, we had another 90 gallons of plastic and cardboard in the recycling bin, along with at least 10-15 hefty bags and several boxes of cardboard to recycle. There was also a stack of flat folded cardboard as high as the pool table, all waiting to be recycled.

Eventually, everyone had to go and we spent the rest of the day cleaning, vaccuuming, washing, windexing and spit shining the house for some visitors we have coming tomorrow. We wanted the place to be done and in top shape....and I'd say right now that it's as good as it can get.

Sure, there is still a closet full of toys to open and a guest room filled with even more, but I feel like we filled that Star Wars room up. It looks really good.

Is there more to do? Sure....but now we're not under deadline and we can just do it for fun on our own time clock now.


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