This is what our garage looked like at exactly 8:37 am yesterday.
And this is what my husband looked like yesterday one minute after 8:37. Can you hear him? He was saying, “Get out into that thar yonder garage, woman, and get it cleaned! Move, move, move!” (Such a mean husband.)
Much of our mess came from the fact that we’re trying to get into recycling and we’re not real organized with it yet. Therefore, stuff was just strewn all over in a miserable mishmash of miscellany. And there are few things in the world that are much worse than a miserable mishmash of miscellany.
The only bright spot in the whole mess was this wall which Steve had organized a few weeks ago. Sometimes I had to stop in the middle of my cleaning and just stand and stare at it for a few moments so that I could be re-inspired to continue to work our way through the mess. And the miscellany. And the mishmash-ness.
We worked. And then we worked some more.
And eventually? By 10:47 am? We had made some progress.
And we would’ve made even more progress if we hadn’t spent a whole hour just sorting our recyclables and hauling them off to the Recycling Center. (Which is a blog for another day.)
But all in all, we felt like we’d accomplished quite a bit. And also we got really grimy and sweaty which is an especially good way to judge whether or not you’ve accomplished something worthwhile. If you didn’t know: One part sweat equals one part worthwhile-ness.
On another note, I want to send out hugs and hellos to my Mom up in Wisconsin who fell yesterday and broke her wrist. Love you, Mom!
And on yet another note, I posted these pictures earlier in the week on Sarah’s site. But since some of you who read this blog don’t read that blog, I’m re-posting them here.
This is Sarah and Nathan on a first day of school many eons ago. (He was a senior; she was a fifth grader.)
And in this picture (taken last Wednesday) is our little fifth grader, all grown up and headed out for her first day of High School. Her first three days of the school year went great; she really loves it!
And here’s a recent picture of Nathan who’s changed quite a bit since High School. (I miss my boy! Sniff.)