What did I do?

The short answer… Almost nothing.

In my previous blog I mentioned all the projects that I intended to get  done with the long weekend.  Various projects in the garden and shop.  Simple tasks in the house, etc.  Now it is Tuesday morning and looking back at the list, I got nothing done.  As Milli Vanilli did I can blame it on the rain.  But the truth of the matter is, I was a bum more than it being about it raining.  Saturday is lost in my mind.  I don’t recall what I did.  But looking around, clearly not much.  Sunday and Monday I found myself taking couch naps with my son.  Sunday did involve a very small get together with my cousin sitting around his brick fire pit he built.  Which may I add is beautifully simplistic.  Sitting around it makes me want to ditch the one I have and build a similar one.

Monday after a nice nap I finally dragged myself out to the shop.  Digging through boxes that have remained unpacked from move to move.  Discarding bags of things that I was keeping for no apparent reason.  I have come to the realization that I have too much stuff.  Add on top of that the toys being acquired for my son, things need to go.  After filling up 3 contractor bags of old belongings and what I was keeping as “memories” (I.E. Tickets to events I went to 20 years ago) I felt that I was getting somewhere.  But as I turned around and began pulling things back in the realization of me cleaning boxes of stuff off the shelf does not help with the power wheels, lawn mower and large children’s toys that are taking up my precious floor space.

With the goal being to make the shop usable again, I must begin tackling the main workbench.  I don’t know what it is about long flat surfaces but clutter attracts to them like bees on a flower.  I have decided to attempt to dedicate at least an hour a day to furthering my quest to reclaim the shop from clutter.

Do you have any advice on how you keep up with the clutter?   Yes, I know a shed is ideal.  But realistically that is next years project.

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