Another of our projects - an old one

@JudyEv (244274)
Bunbury, Australia
March 31, 2021 9:01pm CST
We’ve been cleaning the back verandah with a water pressure cleaner. We shifted everything out of the way as the water goes everywhere. What you see in the photo is another of our projects which we would have been completed soon after we came here 17 years ago. In winter, it holds wood for the tile fire inside. We take the wood away during summer in case we have a bushfire. Then it becomes a holdall for all sorts of things. The shelves are chipboard and, over time, they’ve got damp from time to time and they’re now starting to show their age. The chipboard came from offcuts at a school and didn’t cost us anything. The steel tubing has been used for many of our projects. Now I’m waiting for the verandah to dry so I can put all the stuff back. We’re only putting back what we want to keep.
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@Hannihar (112315)
• Israel
1 Apr
@JudyEv I can understand that you have a lot to do to sell your home.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
We have been here a long time so we do have a lot of items accumulated.
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@Hannihar (112315)
• Israel
6 Apr
@JudyEv I know that feeling. I lived in a rented apartment for many many years before moved here and had to throw so much because this place is smaller.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr
@Hannihar I know we don't need many of the possessions we have at the moment.
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@CarolDM (125394)
• United States
1 Apr
Those pressure cleaners are amazing.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
We did the front verandah today. It's made a huge difference. Tomorrow I'll wash all the windows.
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@CarolDM (125394)
• United States
5 Apr
@JudyEv Have a good week.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
@CarolDM Thanks
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@LadyDuck (333305)
• Switzerland
1 Apr
Even if it's starting to show its age, it is still a great shelving space that surely was of good use during the years.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
It has certainly had a lot of use. Hopefully the new owners will keep it for wood storage too.
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@LadyDuck (333305)
• Switzerland
5 Apr
@JudyEv I hope they will.
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@LindaOHio (62007)
• United States
1 Apr
That's a very handy set of shelves. Sounds like you have your move under control.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
It's going well so far and we've been really pleased that we've been able to get rid of so much.
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@LindaOHio (62007)
• United States
6 Apr
@JudyEv If we ever moved it would take 6 months to clear out all the "stuff".
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr
@LindaOHio It could take ages to sell but I'm sure we won't miss what we've unloaded.
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@RebeccasFarm (25263)
• Denver, Colorado
1 Apr
You are doing great Judy. Such good workers you are.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
Do you know I have a kilo these last few weeks? That's 2.2 lb. Isn't that another bonus?
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• Denver, Colorado
5 Apr
@JudyEv Really? Soon you will be Twiggy
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
@RebeccasFarm Then I'll have to buy a whole new wardrobe!!! Except that I'm not keen on buying clothes.
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@DocAndersen (37392)
• United States
1 Apr
I have never seen a 3 bunk bunk bed. Although you must have shorter people spending the night!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
We stack them in like sardines! lol
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@DocAndersen (37392)
• United States
5 Apr
@JudyEv well that is good haven enough bed for your body is vastly overrated!
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@toniganzon (62721)
• Philippines
1 Apr
That’s great organizing. I want to clean up in the house too and get rid of stuff. We have too many things that we aren’t even using anymore.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
It feels really good to have less stuff around.
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@toniganzon (62721)
• Philippines
5 Apr
@JudyEv I wish I can say the same. I need more space for my plants.
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@porwest (41758)
• United States
7 Apr
To me it is just a flat surface, And for the wife and I anything that has a flat surface becomes a wasteland of crap. I have never been able to get away from that and to this day flat surfaces haunt me. lol
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
33m
It gets a bit messy in the summer but in the winter it is full of wood and saves us continually going over to the woodshed.
@Tampa_girl7 (44933)
• United States
7 Apr
The shelves look spacious.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Apr
They hold a lot of wood, probably about a week's worth.
@shaggin (56410)
• United States
2 Apr
That's amazing it has lasted so long. I don't know what clipboard is I'm going to look it up now.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
It's rubbishy wood in a way, made from compressed fibres but it's cheaper than pure timber.
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• United States
2 Apr
i could sure find a use fer such 'n'd try to purchase such from ya if'n not fer the shippin' :) i still cannot believe y'all'll be leavin' that place, though i comprehend the reasons 'hind such a move.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
I try not to think about going. Luckily we'll have the caravan and will be able to get away from the city as much as we want to.
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@TheHorse (127813)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Apr
I will only be satisfied when you do some masking an paint the leading edges a quick dying matte black.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
Haha. That would certainly improve it! I thought of you the other day. We have two speakers to get rid of. They'll probably go to the op shop.
@thelme55 (66507)
• Germany
1 Apr
You are doing well with your verandah. That’s a lot of work.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
The pressure cleaner has done a great job. We've now done the front verandah as well.
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@Ronrybs (11290)
• London, England
1 Apr
If it is outdoor storage unit, then I'd say it was in pretty good nick!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
When we have a heavy downpour, the gutters can't take all the water and it then runs down the wall and this unit then gets a bit wet. It is just about due for new shelves but it will last a bit longer yet.
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@Shiva49 (19763)
• Singapore
1 Apr
This looks good for many more years. It has served you well too all through these years. The time when memories come flooding back
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
It has been wet a few times and the chipboard is now starting to slough away.
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@just4him (239464)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Apr
Yes, it is showing its age.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
We have had a lot of use from it.
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@snowy22315 (110832)
• United States
1 Apr
Lots to do when you are contemplating a move for sure.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
And especially if you are going down in size.
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• China
1 Apr
That took some doing ! However you definitely felt happy when you sat down to admire the results of your labours.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
The whole back looks so much better now and we were encouraged to do the front as well.
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@moffittjc (95758)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Apr
It's held up very well if it is over 17 years old! Also looks and sounds like it has been a very versatile shelf for you over the years.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
Most of the winter it has been full of wood but it's also held our butternut squash and a host of other items from time to time.
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@allen0187 (45878)
• Philippines
1 Apr
Looks like a do-all shelf.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
It's certainly been very useful.
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