Y’all, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! And this time I know fer sure, it’s not a train! I’ve been de-cluttering, and purging the house for … how many months now??? And after almost 13 hours, I’m still not done!!
So, anyways, today we’ve got it made it in the shade, porch shade, that is.
Seven Seconds Shade- today’s shady deal
My porch hasn’t been touched in, oh a year or so?? For PP’s last birthday, July!! PopPop cleaned it up, to put up her castle.
(Insert castle pic here.)
Just in case I forget to take a pic of her own castle, here’s one very nearly like it.
BUT!! He didn’t get rid of anything! He just rearranged it. (I don’t want to call him a hoarder, or anything…… but he still has every piece of Tupperware his mother ever touched. And lots more stuff, that we will just pretend doesn’t exist. This is my tell-all blog, not his spill-my-guts-involuntarily-for-me-why-don’t-you-Melinda expose!! So, nuff said.)
SO, here’s the hideous situation to begin:
AAAARRRGGGHH!! I went to plug my phone in, to upload the pix, and the camo colored cord is missing!! Complete and utter panic!!!!! What do I do now?????
Ok, ok, calm down! NOW!! Breathe……
(Text DD1 in a panic, since she’s the only other one who uses this computer. SF uses his TV, as a monitor, in the living room.) Whew!! It’s in Vanronica, which is right outside. Alright, I can un-panic now!
Short station break while I huff and puff my way outside, and back. Talk amongst yourselves. Or have an ice cream bar!
Here we go. Gratuitous selfie of said missing cord. Such a happy, smiling cord!
Now, we can finally begin the post!! (382 words in….)
As I was saying…. SO, here’s the hideous situation to begin:
Ok, I think you’ve got a good idea now, of the titanic job we were facing. Didja notice the sand on the floor? PP is a true Floridian, and wants her toes in be in the sand, at ALL times! This was AFTER I’d already given away the white stand, and sewing machine in it!
One of the 2 black chairs was broken, so I asked XH to throw it away. He asked which one, so I told him “Sit on it!” Then he was able to figure it out. 😉
A mountain of pillow stuffing/fake snow for Christmas villages rained down into trash bags. The baby walker went rolling right into Vanronica, followed by so much stuff, I can’t even name it all!!
Here’s the Salvation Army haul for this time:
Yay! More donations!!
XH, DD1, and I worked for an hour and a half! 3 x 1.5 = 4.5 (wo)man hours. Wow!! After XH swept, it looked gorgeous!!
We all stood there dumbstruck that the porch was this big! We were so used to seeing it piled high with junk, we forgot how nice it really is!
So nice and clean! And suddenly spacious even!!
Previous Time: 12 hr 58 min
Plus Today’s 4 hr 30 min
Equals : The envelope please!! 17 hr 28 min
Holy Cow! I knew 7 was Waaaaay too little, but 17?? Really??
And still more bathroom, 1 bedroom, and the workshop to go!!
I hope I get it all done before I move again! (Oops! Let the cat outta the bag!! Moving posts to come soon!)