I am behind schedule for vacating the apartment. There is no good reason, my emotional state is weak and I can't bring myself to do anything I don't want to do. Yesterday I wanted to plow against this aversion to work but I couldn't, and when that happens I tend to procrastinate by doing something tangentially useful. In my case, it was polishing stained silverware.

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I filled the bath tub with hot water, baking soda, and aluminium foil, and then put the silverware inside. After a while, I took each piece out and patiently polished all the grim out of it. It took me a couple of hours. Today, my hands hurt. They are sore and the skin is dry. I'll put on cream. I've put on cream.

These pieces are almost worthless in the market. Most material things have become worthless, I discovered in this quest. Value seems to be tied to usefulness, and the usefulness of these items is almost zero. Instead of selling these to an antiquarian at a ridiculous price, I will encourage family members to take them.