Well, today's trip into the city turned out to be decidedly unpleasant. We usually plan the order of stores we go to around whether or not we're getting fresh or frozen food. Which means Walmart is usually the first stop (after having breakfast or lunch somewhere) and Costco the last. Today, our first stop was … Continue reading Evening walkabout and… that makes six
I will soon be heading out to continue working on the new garden bed, but first I wanted to share the progress my daughters did yesterday, while I was away. This is turning out to be a pretty big job! You can see the pile of roots that they added to. They also set some … Continue reading New garden bed progress
While doing my morning rounds, I decided to go into a couple of the sheds and look around. The first one is among those that is falling apart and really needs to be torn down. There are many holes in the roof, so the dirt floor is quite wet and muddy inside. We would need … Continue reading Taking “finding strange things” to a whole new level
Soooo close to getting the basement done! Okay, not completely done, because there are still weird things all over the place, but that can be taken care of slowly over time, even after we've set up for cats. So, done enough! I decided to make use of the remaining shelves of the plastic shelving units … Continue reading Clean up: basement progress – the final stretch!
The girls and I were able to get quite a lot of progress in the new part basement yesterday, and I was able to get into a particular area of concern today. Here is our progress from yesterday. The biggest progress isn't even visible. We were able to get all the cans of paint and … Continue reading Clean up progress, and that’s kinda horrifying
My goal for today was to start getting things out of the basement and into the barn or junk pile, as appropriate. My daughters were doing a whole bunch of baking, but we were able to coordinate a time when we could work together on that. I didn't get as much done in the basement … Continue reading Clearing things out and potential salvage items
I was able to get a few more hours working on the old basement today. Honestly, I should probably be using those hours doing housework, but that's depressing. 😀 Cleaning the basement may be really gross at times, but once it's done, it'll stay done for a very long time. It's a psychological thing. 😀 … Continue reading Clean Up: old basement progress
So while my wonderful daughters were making brownies, I headed to the basements to continue with some organizing and cleaning. In the process, I found some very cool things! The first thing I found was among a pile of glass jars I sorted through. It is a very old metal cookie press! It looks like … Continue reading Clean Up: both basements, progress and things we find!
I was able to get a bit of time to continue cleaning in the old part basement this afternoon. Progress wasn't quite what I was hoping to get done, though. My thought was to start putting things back in the area I'd been able to mop, but as you can see, there are still damp … Continue reading Clean up: old basement. Day 3 progress
Today, I went back to finish up that last corner of the basement section I was working on yesterday. Altogether, I only put in an hour, and the rest will have to wait. Here is all that was left to go through and clear out. And here is me, ready for action! I used the … Continue reading Clean up: old basement. Day 2 progress