Saturday, April 12, 2008

Not satisfied with a halfway job...

Even though it was raining off and on today, I was determined to take things a step further in the garden shed, so this is what I got done:


Now, that represents a lot more work than it looks: The shelf was in the garage, in the back-back corner way behind lots of stuff that I had to rearrange to get to it, plus I had to deal with all the things that were already on it. Then I had to clear an even bigger path to get it out, which at the time seemed easier than just snapping apart the pieces in order to reassemble them in the shed. It fit into that spot perfectly, and holds even more than I expected.

I wish I could say that I did the right thing and put everything that I touched in the garage "away" as I moved it, but there was no "away" to put most of the things. I did move some garden-shed type things into the shed, loaded up my car with five grocery-sized bags of baby clothes to pass along to a friend who has a new baby granddaughter plus a bunch of cardboard for recycling, pulled together several things to donate to the new local Habitat ReStore (though it will be a couple of weeks before I'll be able to get them over there), and took pictures of a few things that will be going onto freecycle or craig's list.

Now if I could only find the bag of things that I bought to convert the big plastic barrels I have into rain barrels, I will be very happy. UGH. I HATE losing things in the clutter!!

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Well, it's a great start! Plus, you organized your give-aways... that's always hard for me.

I have the perfect place for a rain barrel... just need gutters and abarrel.

Lily's Mama said...

sounds like plenty of work to me. i'm interested in hearing about how your rain barrel conversion works, once you do that...