In our city, we have brush, bulky item pickup twice a year. Our normal time for our neighborhood is in October. Due to weather and other problems we received notice Friday that our pick up day would be November 12. I love this day. You can put out front anything you want hauled off: couches, chairs, tree limbs, washers, dryers, old wooden fence sections, just about anything except hazardous items and construction materials. I hate hauling stuff off or paying someone to do it for me.
On Saturday, along with my neighbors, I got busy, and overdid it. I'm now walking crooked with a minor lower back problem. (I have had the major problem where you roll off the couch onto the floor and crawl to where you want to go so this is a piece of cake) My back is a lot better this morning, and I know I'll be out and about soon, but sitting at the computer longer than a few minutes is not a good idea. So, I quit working on NaNoWritMo, but I have a great beginning so I'm not sorry about that.
I curled up in my recliner with some nibble treats, tea, and a very nice muscle relaxer. On top of that, my sister gave me her Kindle to try out a whole novel and I found out a chapter into Glass Castle that I forgot I was reading on a device. That's another check on the plus side, but on the floor next to the recliner is a couple of "real" novels. I'm all set for a few days of self-indulgence.
Good luck to those that are staying the course.