Bank Holiday Monday – oh what to do?
Yes, there’s the usual list of chores that could be done, the compulsory trip to the nearest DIY superstore or a venture to the local garden centre.
It would be nice to go out for a leisurely family lunch. ( A girl can but dream)
If the sun stays out, I could venture out later, camera in hand,
If the rain comes on, there’s one task that should be undertaken.
This is a task that any of the four of us who live in this house could do. We all know and agree that it needs to be done. Once it has been done, we will all benefit from its completion.
Will it get done today?…….well, the day is young……but I’m making no rash promises here!
So what is this dreaded chore that desperately requires attention?
The family CD collection needs to be put into alphabetical order. (The DVDs and Blu Rays are already done- the books are a lost cause!)
Considering the amount of music played in this household, there’s not an unmanageable amount to sort out.
In the dim and distant past, when we only had about 50 CDs, they were all neatly stacked in a small black storage unit from Argos and were in strict alphabetical order.
Then two things – well three technically – happened.
We had children, both of whom loved to tip the CDs all over the living room floor as toddlers.
And we bought more music so the original storage unit rapidly became too small.
The end result is, that over a lengthy period of time, law and order has long since vanished from the family music collection. I hasten to add, my treasured box of vinyl is in perfect alphabetical order.
Bearing in mind the diverse musical tastes of the household, if you randomly select a CD, Lord knows what you may find in your hands.
When attempting to agree on which CD should provide the background music over dinner, we’ve resorted on many occasions to selections such as “middle shelf, second column from the right, six discs down.”. Then you pray it doesn’t result in the soundtrack from High School Musical or Bob The Builder.
Suffice to say, there’s an eclectic mix lurking on those shelves.
We also have a size issue to consider when one of us finally gets around to restoring law and order. Some albums have come in presentation boxes of non-standard size. Others are CD/DVD combinations in boxes of a non-standard width. There’s some in cardboard gatefold sleeves. And don’t get me started about the number with cracked and broken boxes!
Throw in the countless Now CD’s that will require numerical sorting too, is it any wonder that no one wants to tackle this labour of love?
Well, I suppose I should stop procrastinating and bite the bullet and get on with it.
Oh wait! I’ve just remembered I need to go to garden centre as a matter of urgency to purchase some plants for the patio!
I guess the CDs can wait a while longer….