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
There were so many things I found while clearing the corner of the basement that, though I didn't even get pictures of all of them, I had to give them their own post! I really, really wonder about some of the stuff I uncovered! Let's get started! My first find, under a box of what … Continue reading Clean Up: old basement. The things we find!
I found out we had a secret space in our kitchen, today... I was able to visit my mother this afternoon, and bring her the grabber I bought for her recently. We had a pot of tea, of course, and she brought out a sugar bowl with the tiniest of teaspoons in it. She commented … Continue reading A little secret…
We got a slightly warmer day today - a whole 8C - that I took advantage of to work outside. I was able to rake up some grass clippings in front of the barn - the grass there gets so dense, it's hard for the mower to handle, and if the clippings get left behind, … Continue reading Winterizing progress: moving the trailer
A few days back, I showed my mother this grabber that I'd found in the garden shed. We were trying to figure out... Why soup spoons? Well, it took a few days, but my mother called me up because she remembered why. My dad had used this to pick crabapples. It was such and "of … Continue reading Mystery solved