Shed project - phase 1 - COMPLETE!

@ElicBxn (60884)
United States
June 18, 2011 8:40am CST
Okay, despite the fact that it is going to be 102º today, the roomie and I got out to the sheds at 7 a.m. and put another hour of work into them. I had 5 boxes of craft books in the blue shed that we moved to the brown shed (one day to be my craft space.) Then, we took all the boxes that we had kept moving back into the green shed and moved all (but 2) into the brown shed as well. Moving these things would be easier IF there weren't roots exposed above the ground. Even I, with nearly perfect vision, can't see these things IF my arms are full of boxes, and MOST of these boxes aren't light. However, even tho we moved some of the stuff we took OUT of the green shed back into the green shed, most of that stuff are pieces of wood, broken down shelves and the like. So, if we feel up to it tomorrow, all we have to do is pull a couple of things out of the green shed, build a box to put the "keepers" in and grab a box of books out of the blue shed and sort! So, I think I can pretty much officially proclaim the green shed SORTED!!! We have taken about a dozen boxes or bags to Goodwill. I have taken about 3 boxes of stuff to my client's that is her stuff. We have taken 3 BIG BAGS of yarn and the like to the roomie's mom. I have about a half a shed's worth of craft stuff in plastic bins sitting outside the blue shed. If you call these things by 8 hour days, we have together put in about 3 full days (because you have to count the Goodwill runs and taking stuff to other places.) I can promise you, however, that even if it weren't HOT, I couldn't do a full 8 hours of this kind of work in a row. I was running out of steam climbing in and out of the brown shed (2 BIG steps in). After I almost didn't make it, I had the roomie hand me the stuff. So, how is your weekend?
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• United States
18 Jun 11
Oh my goodness ..I'm out of breath just reading your discussion and I'm sure as heck glad no one fell over the roots, lol! You sure have put in your hours but in the long run, you will have your own little quiet craft room, correct? So, after you relax a bit and think about everything you have done, it's worth all the trouble. Good for you and I really hope you enjoy it. Get yourself some flowers in a vase, light some smelly candles, and you'll have your own aromatherapy room, haha. Sounds good to me. I couldn't do 8 hours of that either, not with my neck problems, more like 15 minutes. Again, happy for you it's all over with, now enjoy. Tomorrow for Father's Day we (my other daughter and I) will be going over my oldest daughters house because it is her birthday. So, we'll be sort of celebrating that, along with father's day for my son-in-law, plus, her father-in-laws birthday was a day before. It will be one big happy party, haha! We'll cook out, drink, and just have fun. And of course, I'll be running around with my 4 year old Granddaughter, acting like a fool. I'm so hoping it doesn't rain, even though she has a covered patio.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
18 Jun 11
Maybe not flowers, but some kind of smell good stuff anyway! The first days it was still cool enough and we had to do such serious sorting that we could do several hours in a row, but at this point, the sorting stuff is done for the green shed, so it was the toting it to another shed so that we can now empty the blue shed. The blue shed has a LOT of books and stuff in it, so its going to be pretty heavy work, at least I've got it planned that we won't have to do a lot of hauling boxes of books places, there still will be some, but not as much. We are planning on going to the roomie's folks tomorrow, we got her dad a box of chocolates.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
18 Jun 11
On the whole, the humidity, while uncomfortable for humans, isn't so high as to damage books, if they are properly packed. Yes, we have electricity in the sheds, all 5 of them! I'm not going to worry too much about how it smells until I have things more together! I got one of those Whitman samplers for him, I never really liked them because I DON'T like so many things, I would rather know that whatever I bite into I will like! I guess I'm about as excited about getting the laundry room into better order as well as the sheds - we need to wash some of the stuff that has been outside. I have packed up the winter clothes. Shirts, sweaters and the like are all in individual bags and then sat on to get the air out. I have 3 bins out by the white shed just of winter clothes! After the nephew finishes inclosing the underside of the sheds, we are going to pay him to build ramps for the brown and red sheds...
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• United States
18 Jun 11
You must have one big backyard for 5 sheds to sit in..wow! I would guess that's pretty convenient for storage. Whitman's is actually the only chocolate candy I like in the box. The one I get has two layers and tells you what each candy is. That's why I like it, I pick out the one's I love..don't care for orange flavors or jelly stuff,ugh. Well, all I can say is, you are one busy girl, haha! And ramps are awesome, another great idea!
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
18 Jun 11
It sounds like you have had a busy few days. At least now you are done with the green shed. You should feel good abut that anyway. A lot of people would have quit later in the day when it got hotter so be glad you didn't and your FINISHED!
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
18 Jun 11
We've been working on this since April. We did 4 hours one day of that early sorting part, because it was cool, but there were 2 weekends in May we couldn't do anything because we were out of town. Because I'm very adversely affected by the heat because of the fibro, and the roomie doesn't do that well either, but I think its because of her blood pressure, we really don't even try to do much after the temp gets much above 80.
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@BarBaraPrz (19869)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Jun 11
Not as busy as yours... Put in a couple hours at the policing centre, came home and napped. Then my friend asked if I wanted to go to the ReUse centre. I rarely get anything there but today there was a Thursday Next book waiting for me (50¢) A little myLotting, a cuppa tea and I'm back to napping.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
18 Jun 11
Jasper Fforde - with the book he signed for me!
Oh, I LOVE those Jasper Fforde books! I have his latest sitting on the desk in front of me!
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@BarBaraPrz (19869)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Jun 11
That's the one I got!
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
18 Jun 11
in some ways it is not as good as the others, and in some ways just as good
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• United States
18 Jun 11
Hi ElicBxn Wow you had a very productive day, regardless of the weather you did quite a bit there. It is very warm today and my boyfriend and I were out all day. His show opened this week so we had lots of errands to run for the show tonight. Being the good person that I am, I tagged along to help with picking up stuff and organizing them too. lol So all in all not as productive as you and or over-exerting but nice to see that something got accomplished for you there, despite the very hot and steamy day. I am sure if the weather gets a bit less humid you will have that all cleared out soon. Rest though as dehydration is a really bad feeling, make sure you are driking plenty of fluids as I recall you being sick a few weeks back.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
18 Jun 11
we only worked an hour today, but it was actually pretty hard because we were toting books and boxes. If you check an above response, I posted a picture of some of the sheds
• United States
19 Jun 11
Wow you do have a lot of work, but I am glad you are clearing out so much stuff there. You will be relieved to have all done soon. I like that you have such a huge backyard. I also took a look and commented on both pictures. I like the book signing one too. Thanks so much for sharing those with us.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
19 Jun 11
another shot of the sheds - this shot you can see the white shed
Thanks, just to give you an idea, here's a pix that includes the white shed
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
19 Jun 11
Welll...so far, I've gotten more sleep (after a Friday night insomnia bout), only to wake Saturday afternoon & discover I'd had a ghost get in! Or maybe it wasn't a ghost, but some friendly, industrious brownies. Something put away some groceries, & left me a big bag of clean laundry! Nice, huh! Maggiepie "You can't fix stupid." ~ Ron White "Blue Collar" (very risque) comedian
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
19 Jun 11
Brownies huh? Maybe they can come over here and help out! Probably had to chase that cat of yours away from the door, or even chase her and put her back in!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
20 Jun 11
If you can catch 'em, you can borrow 'em! :^D Be my guest...although, I suspect they'll be back...;o As for my little escape artist, she did a strange cat stunt this morning. You recall how The Shadow could cloud men's minds? I'm pretty sure he learned that trick from a cat. As I was getting the tuna out to make a sandwich, I blitzed (?) & didn't have it properly balanced (I couldn't see the onion that you usually put in it 'til I took the lid off to look, & then "forgot"...?...to put it back on as I rummaged around in the fridge for other stuff to go with). So of course it fell...& of course Minnie was immediately underfoot going at it, though I swear she was in the bedroom 5 seconds earlier! By the way, um...could you please sweep & mop the kitchen, tomorrow... Maggiepie "What the object of senile avarice may be I cannot conceive, for can there be anything more absurd than to seek more journey money, the less there remains of the journey? ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer 106-43 BC
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@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
17 Oct 11
You look very busy, and you are very diligent. And it seems, you always enjoy everything you do. It's fun, it can finish the job.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
17 Oct 11
I don't really enjoy this, but it has to be done, so might as well put a good face on it and know, once it is done, it is over and the fun stuff can start!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 11
Laundry, cat rescue, grocery shopping, lazy...
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
24 Jun 11
lazy gosh, wish I had that problem!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
19 Jun 11
No where near as busy as yours. It has actually rained all weekend here. It has been a little relief from the heat though...it has been hot. Now you can take it easy right? Or come on to Tennessee and get me motivated to do some organizing
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
19 Jun 11
no, this is only phase 1 Phase 2 is to pull everything out of the blue shed and sort, pitch, recycle, rehome stuff from that shed. The stuff we keep will go into the green shed. Phase 3 will be to start putting stuff in the blue shed we pulled out of the green shed. This will include a certain amount of rediscovery of the stuff in the bins sitting outside the blue shed now (and probably having to clean the outside of them because they've been outside. Phase 4... well, we haven't decided if phase 4 will be working on the white shed or the brown shed - kind of depends on how late in the year it is. It was already 80 at 7 a.m. so we took a pass on more work today.
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
19 Jun 11
This weekend should be quiet. I went to several garage sales this morning but didn't find anything I couldn't live without. I didn't even see anything that called out "buy me". In the afternoon, I worked on my latest quilt. I thought that the batting would be just the right size, but when I rolled it out, I discovered that it had been partly used for another project. So, I had to piece. Got that done and the three layers pinned by time for the evening News. I'll start quilting it on the sewing machine on Monday. First, I have to stirr up another batch of laundry soap, as we are nearly out. So far as I know now, we'll just relax between church services tomorrow. Since it's Father's Day, our son might come down from Austin, but I doubt it, as he has not called since Wednesday. He always calls before he comes down. For sure, we'll get phone calls from our kids. That is, My husband will get phone calls from our children. It would be a wonderful surprise if he might get a call from one or two of our grandchildren. We have 2 that are grown and out on their own.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
19 Jun 11
Yesterday I drove by a few sales in my neighborhood, but I didn't see any craft stuff (like I NEED more craft stuff!!!) so I didn't stop.
@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
18 Jun 11
Well, Elic, my friend, you have earned a nice rest with that aromatherapy and maybe a good massage! Yum! Myself, I have made some small progress of sorts on my own project. I am building a garden wall of cinderblocks. I take two cinderblocks and glue them together, then line them up along the outside of my hedgerow. I had lined up five of these double cinder blocks with the help of my daughter several weeks ago but still had two of them on the porch blocking the ramp a little. We were able to walk past them but couldn't get the shopping cart or wheelbarrow past them. Well, yesterday while my daughter was at work I moved the bloody cinderblocks, myself...all by myself! Of course, I used my dolly but still, it wore me completely out! It took all of five minutes so there is no way I would be able to do the project you're doing...even with help! Kudos, girlfriend! Still, I felt good to have something accomplished.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
18 Jun 11
YIKES! I offered to go buy a dolly, but she turned that down - may still do it tho... I wish I could get a massage but at least I know I'm done with this stage of the project!
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