Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday, HappyLabor Day!


     We spent all day Saturday of this holiday weekend cleaning the garage.  We took an huge heaping truckload of garbage to the dump.  Again I ask where does this come from?

Can you get a car in here? No not since last spring.  That one older dresser is particle board and the back is falling off it and the drawers are falling apart.  The carpet shampooer does not work any more. Spider webs everywhere creepy.

Hubby went to rebuild dresser and he said this is particle board and it is falling apart let's clean out drawers(this has never been done in 30 years, we just moved it and added to the mess in the drawers.)  So to Wal-mart we go and for $50.00 we have a new dresser with clean drawers.  Everything was moved, cleaned, wiped down, and put back.  We also spider and bug sprayed every crevice and corner.
Not too bad but covered in spiders and dust, those two ammo cans contained emergency car kits that were stinky and outdated.  They are now refurbished and in cars. Every thing is clean and wiped down all spider eggs and nests are vacuumed and destroyed.
I have never seen less things on the shelves.  Boyfriend took skate board and D#2 came through and picked up her tool kit.  We thought the ski boots were hers, but we have no idea who they belong to? Top bins are ice skates and scuba fins and gear.  Pile out side garage goes to another shed and the studio.  Doesn't it look nice?

Here is the middle just full of junk. This is what I looked at every morning.  

 See the saw dust and the cardboard from the last few months, such pigs, old paint cans, I swear we had 50 cans of spray paint from set design with about 2 sprays left per can.
Cleaned, dusted wiped, sprayed, 15 paint cans to recycling and at least 20 spray cans, see how clean everything is?
Those cracker tins in the back were from government shelters dated 1967.  Yes we threw them away!  Just random spider covered crap. Dirty! 
Christmas boxes, Canning jars, food dehydrator, camping gear and all the things to wash cars and change oil.  The large green bin on top is wet suits, tubes, life jackets.  LABELED!  CLEAN!
Work bench is dusted and cleaned all containers wiped off.  I had 5 large containers that were empty and several small that are inside.  I was able to empty all  of these when we moved crap out of the basement after the water disaster.  D#2 came a took home all but the 2 bottom ones. Yeah!  Behind large piece of plywood left over from set design we have a two week supply of water containers, which we emptied and refilled.  We also have at least a one year supply of, wheat, corn, peas, rice, oatmeal, beans in storage buckets.  I wiped all those down and spider sprayed.  They are clean!

These containers are all Christmas and labeled!  All of our camping and bug out gear is wiped off sprayed and in the corner.
     It is so clean out there,  don't ever remember it being this empty. But as the kids leave home and we insist that they take their stuff we have less.  So nice to get rid of things you no longer use!

     Today, we have to go and clean the studio and redo the store front windows.  I also need to take D#3 to get a few things for school.  We are going to Costco to get studio supplies and then I need to make a shrimp salad for a church labor day picnic that starts at 4.  I had better get busy.  Studio opens tomorrow and I have an appointment with cataract surgeon at 8 a.m.  I think I will be back in surgery on Wednesday.  I haven't even talked about this as I am so upset about it.

     Out My Window:  Cooling down but perfect work weather. We might have to get rid of chickens. Some one is letting them out at night.  They then go perch under peoples windows at 5:30 and wake everyone up.  We have noise ordinances and they are being broken.  We are diligent to get them back in at night.  But several morning now they are out.  It can only be a human doing this.  We don't want to have problems with neighbors so, we will see.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. You did great work in the garage! It looks good, now come do mine!lolol
    I'm sorry you are having to have eye surgery again....I hope this one ends your trouble.

    And I sure hope you saved all the coke codes on those 12 pack boxes. ;-)

  2. Wow that was a lot of work!!!! Great job!!

  3. Awesome Job!

    Now where's the picture of the car in the garage! :P

  4. Great job of cleaning up the garage! I must have been absent when you posted about the chickens.... I would like to try chickens one day.

  5. Nice job! Did you just recycle spray cans? I have tons in our garage too :) I keep thinking that I need to research where you actually take them.

  6. That was a lot of work to clean up! It looks really nice now

  7. Wow! Fantastic cleaning.

    Get a lock for your chicken coop if you think a person is letting them out. Or get a camera and catch the creep. I'd be more inclined to get a camera so that I could charge him or her with trespassing and anything else I could!

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