Cleaning out the shed at the back of the carport wasn’t on my agenda today. But when something big that’s been on the list for a couple of years suddenly announces, “THIS IS THE DAY!” you listen to the call.
Maybe it’s because while I was hiking on Tuesday, I had an idea for a new thing at Three of Earth Farm, kind of an interim idea to the other ideas I have. The other ideas require the workshop above the carport be cleaned out and dressed up (and it would be good for this idea too), and my sister gifted me with a start on that while I was off getting inspiration in the Redwoods. And now it’s back in my court. Stay tuned.
Maybe it’s because I want this to be more than idea. Suddenly it feels important to me to make it happen. And the first step is to clean out the shed, so some of what’s in the upstairs can be moved downstairs.
And so, I donned my old clothes, put on gloves and a mask, and got to work. Well, I should have put on a mask. It isn’t the first time I’ve made a stab at cleaning out the sixty years’ accumulation of stuff, but this time I was going for the win. The pictures speak.
Well, that was a good day’s work! Metal recycling run: check. Still to come: runs to the thrift shop, Habitat for Humanity Restore, give-aways, “the dump,” and a full trash barrel for the Hazo Hut. Oh, and those creative endeavors. And see if those canoes are water worthy.
I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. Check out my website (and my memoir) at www.gretchenstaebler.com.
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