Life gets crazy doesn’t it? I mean we are all have about 50 more things on our list that we should do and it’s like a breath of fresh air when you actually could be getting close to getting one done.
That’s where I’m at right now. Kyle and I have been helping out with making the next book for our upcoming town’s festival – Irish Fest, and the clock is ticking to when we need to have it done. So we’re at the final stages of the game and it sure is a good feeling. The book team has worked really hard in making it as accurate as possible and with the most amount of information. What we’re hoping for is that in the future other people can use it as a reference for our town. But… we’re close to getting it done and my next thing that I want to work on is the old milk house on our farm.
I want to make it into a soap shed (Milk House Soaps) . Kinda cool name huh? Well, for now when I want to make soap I have to prep the kitchen and make double and triple sure that I get it all cleaned up. You know that lye stuff isn’t too good for you
And once I get the milk house all cool and everything I’ll switch it over for when we have the Daryl’s family Fun Day at our farm in June for the little girls. The girls try to find their own hiding spot away from the boys when they’re together and this soap shed will turn into a playhouse for one weekend of the year. By now I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself – she is a genius!
So my next adventure starts hopefully this weekend. I don’t know if you have ever done this, but I needed to clean out a different shed earlier this spring so that stuff was put in this milk house as a quick fix that wasn’t supposed to be a long term solution. Well, it’s kind of going on the long term solution thing right now so I better get started.
As I was thinking of what I need in there and how I should have it set up, at lunch earlier this week I was checking out some stuff on my phone and then I saw it. It was an old tin shelving unit. It was like a sign or something that I should get it. I Loved it! I also couldn’t quit thinking about it. To justify buying it, in my head I had it used in almost every part of our house along with the milk house. Score! That’s where I’ll use it. So I contacted the person and said I’ll take it and that I’ll pick it up tonight.
I had a ‘cash voucher’ from the boys that I was pegged to use on a Spa Day in town, but I thought this is something that I wanted to have and I’m sure they wouldn’t mind if I used it on this instead. So after work I raced home to switch out the little car for the Pacifica. I didn’t really want to tell Daryl just yet what I was doing and that I might need the truck, and I was pretty sure that it would fit in the Pacifica. Key words here are pretty sure.
After grabbing a Diet Coke and my cash envelope – off I go. I was sure hoping that I liked this, I mean giving up a Spa Day right?
I found the store that had the shelving with no problem and when I walked inside – I knew that it was the right choice. It looked like it came out of someones garage or old store and it was going to be perfect. It has some gunk or grease on it so it’ll need some lovin’ before I use it, but it wasn’t bad.
Now will it fit in the car? The shop owners were helping me and when they saw that I had a car and not a truck – they looked at the car and then they looked at me and asked if it was going to fit. So I mustered up all my confidence and said – ‘You bet!’
And guess what? It did fit! SCORE!!
Now I had the steering wheel jammed under my… well you can about guess what, and because the seat was pushed so far ahead my knees were almost literally under my chin. But I had the shelf in my car and we were heading home for the next project on my list. Sometimes you know that you just have to pay the price for making it work. And if that price is not really swallowing for about 30 miles because your knees were jamming in your throat – well so be it.
I laughed when he looked at it and said ‘This is what you traded your Spa Day in for?” I just smiled and said You bet!. I’m not sure if he’s a fan of it and it’s a good thing he didn’t know that I was originally going to put it in the house