Because our life these last 2 months have been soap, we’ve been putting off a lot of different jobs that really needed to get done. And guess what? Today was the day to start them.
So even though it’s Sunday, we spent the whole day working really hard. And I almost hate to admit it … but it felt really good just to get some things checked off our lists.
I started out the day with doing laundry and hanging it out on the clothes line. We had typhoon winds again today, but that just made the laundry dry even faster. I did see a couple of times my shirts that have been ripped off the clothes line and then landing on the lawn, but I caught them before the dogs saw them. In the past they’ve added a couple of holes to my shirts if they’ve gotten to the ones that have fallen before I have.
We also wanted to get to the market location that I was at yesterday and pick up my stuff that I left. See it was pouring rain yesterday and so much easier to pick it up today instead.
So now that all the soap is home along with my display things, I had to figure out how to get our laundry room back to being a laundry room again. The only option is to move it somewhere and that would have to be in the basement (aka cellar) And if you have a farm cellar you know that it’s not a like any town basement by any means!
Well, at this point I had two options, find another spot or clean up the cellar. OK, I guess I will clean up the cellar. Yuck. But I guess it has to be done, so I dug in and started at it. It was one of those projects when you really wish that you hadn’t started but now that you have, you just can’t turn back.
Now I can’t complain about most of the stuff that is being stored down there because it’s is kind of mine. Treasures man, treasures
With a good wall and floor washing with bleach to kill anything that might be growing down there, I moved some shelving down the steps to store my soap stuff. And I’m just saying that our basement hasn’t smelled so good in over 30 years!
And our laundry room looks just huge now! I took out a 4 shelving unit, a metro cart, another cart, and then all my soap. Yup, it was a good move after all.
While I was busy in the house and running some errands, Daryl was busy trying to keep in front of the every growing lawn by mowing once again this weekend. I guess we really shouldn’t complain that the lawn is growing because that also means that the hay is growing too.
Finally after a quick meeting in town about our AWESOME town book that we’ve been working on now for 6 months, I was upstairs when something caught my eye. And guess what it was? It was Daryl on the roof. He was literally outside the window just kinda hanging out. With all the pine trees that we have in our yard, that also means tons of pine needles in our eaves troughs. So he was up there cleaning them out. Check him out. I’m just glad that he didn’t fall!
The night ended up a quick run around the block. We’ve got a 5k coming up in our town and to say that I’m not ready is such an understatement. To give you an idea on how bad it is, Daryl asked me when I got home if I was OK. Yea, I must have looked really bad!
So even though we didn’t get to do anything fun today, it did feel good to get some things done around the farm. I was hoping that if we got done early enough that I would try my luck at making some bath fizzies. Oh well, maybe next week.