Wednesday, May 17, 2017
It's been chaotic over here, but getting a lot done!
I started on the hall closet last week.
There were storage containers shoved everywhere.
I slowly transferred the closet craft supplies into those new big plastic tubs from Costco.
I filled eight out of twelve...
...and stacked up all the sewing supplies in the living room.
Some of which came out of the studio closet.
Will be nice to have all the sewing stuff in one place. Now I have more room in the studio closet, too!
On Mother's Day McFamily and Leah's brother, Aaron (in the red shirt), came to rearrange the garage now that the Paseo was towed away.
Leah was the supervisor for the large Valley Con stuff of theirs that I am storing and the bigger stuff.
Ian was watching with Gramma and eating craisins.
Then I went through the shelves--boxes--most of which hadn't even even been untaped since the move in August of 2015--to decide what to move where, which things could be tossed, and which could be moved to the give away pile. It was hot! 80 degrees! We made a lot of room for all the tubs in the apartment...
...which were finally hauled out! And my fans were brought in--nice!
Even the four empty tubs, too. (I went out to transfer more of the boxed stuff into those on Monday.)
The hall closet is ready to be filled.
Here sits the stuff to be transferred into new boxes, labeled, and moved...still looks the same today--LOL!
Yes, I am sick of these old boxes which have been written on, scratched out, and written on again--banged up--taped and retaped. I did save the boxes in the best shape for inside, but they all have to go. I do eventually want to have clear plastic bins inside, too. Just can't afford it right now. But that's okay. The plastic bins in the garage are a decade's old dream come true. My impatience is showing--LOL!
While I worked--the scent of roses wafted through the living room and dining room.
But I have to say I have never seen anything like this one rose and how it is drying up!?
Can you see the three separate petals that are completely brown? One is even on the inside!
Anyways, these are the "after" garage pictures.
Since I'll just have one borrowed car at any time...
...we could just store stuff all around the sides and I still have a ton of room to park in the middle.
After I was out there Monday and got rid of some more old boxes, I knew for sure that I still needed a few more tubs to finish the job.
I went through the smaller cat stuff, too, and brought in what I would need for Annie. (Too hot and tired on Sunday.)
Starting to really look like I am expecting cat company, eh?
Leah was at Costco Monday and Aaron was with to help carry. They picked up some new cheap banker boxes for me!
And in the garage are some more big storage tubs and potting soil--but I haven't been out to move any more stuff yet. I totally reached a wall yesterday--been on R&R (rest & recovery). Leah was running late and cancelled craft night last night--which turned out just fine because then I ended up in bed early. Was nice and chilly last night, too, so I slept well. Not sure if I am off R&R yet, though. Doesn't appear to be a supple, energetic day so far, shall we say--LOL!
Caroline came to clean yesterday. Been dark and damp...with occasional drizzle. We really need some pouring rain. Been so dry they've had fire watches in the area.
Oh, I had to laugh! Dagan told me that Ian forgot to talk to him about the garbage truck fire when he got home that day but remembered as soon as he woke up--so at 5:30 in the morning he was telling sleepy Daddy about the garbage truck, the fire, cans exploding, and the firemen eventually saving the day. :)
And when they came over he got his little toy garbage truck out and wanted to hear the story again. He loves it! It has everything--danger, suspense, humor, explosions (what guy doesn't like explosions), and the firemen save the day in the end. Sure glad I remembered that. And--yes--Dagan remembered that adventure, too--LOL!
When they left Ian kissed my "baby belly"--ROFL! I told him I just look like I have a baby belly but mine is just belly--LOL! He kissed Daddy's and Aaron's baby bellys, too. If he is asked what is in Mama's belly he says, "my little sibling". But we don't think he actually understands what this is all about.
He also knows that Annie is going to come over to my house because Annie is lonesome for Sammy and Gramma is lonesome for Karma. Won't be long now. I just have to finish the closets inside here. :) :)
Leah will try to make it over tomorrow for Craft Night. I will try to make it to CCC tomorrow afternoon to work on zendalas and socialize a little. But, for right now, this tired, crackling old body is heading for my big comfy chair. Plan to work on letters. I think I owe about half a dozen right now. Been busy...but today is a perfect day for paper and pen, I think. ;)
Love and hugs from Fargo! :) :)
"Gratefulness is the keeper of a happy heart."