Friday, July 19, 2013

Adventures in prepping for downsizing

Last week was some serious work in the preparing to downsize adventure.   I spent last weekend taping, priming, painting and repairing walls.  I made great progress!  All that remains is the difficult task of painting up the stairway.  It will require a different ladder and some gymnastics.   I don't quite remember how I did it last time, but I can  figure it out.   Dh finished taping and sparkling in the garage.  So we have begun painting there too.  He is convinced that the garage needs to look bright and shinny .   

I organized another large batch of donations.  A neighbor stopped by and announced several of the pretty framed mirrors would look perfect in her house, so she left with as they would say on the old game shows " lovely parting gifts".  She will take my living room lamps at a later date.   The charity pick up arrived on Tuesday.  A week before I had it on my calendar.   My mistake not theirs.  I was home so I was able to get all the stuff out to the driver.  Including some additional holiday stuff in the garage.    The scary part was since I wasn't expecting him, the only thing on the porch where I'd said pick up would be located was the delivery of my new days on vacuum.   But it all worked out. 

I loaded more of the things from our semi finished storage room in the basement into clear boxes for long term storage at the lake place.   While reaching for a box in the back of a higher shelve I managed to drop a dehydrated mouse on my head.   Guess it could have been worse, he could have been alive.

And I between there has been knitting.  I finished a hat for Pine Ridge reservation and a baby sweater for Bundles of Love.  

This weekend, back at the lake.  A friend is coming for the weekend.  So there will be no painting or packing.  There will be reading and knitting.  There might even be a movie.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your Lake weekend. You've earned it!