Home Improvements

This door leading to the utility room and one of the bedroom doors wouldn’t shut properly and were catching at the top of the jamb. Son-in-law David came out with the two older boys and took care of the problem for us.

While they were here they loaded the riding mower and a cart that goes with it onto a trailer and took them out to the farm. We haven’t used that mower in several years and there is no need for the cart if we don’t keep the mower. Both will be of much better use at the farm and now we have a space cleared where we can get some other things out from under foot.

Now the shop vac that is under the table and the wagon can be moved out of the way and give us room in front of the shelves along the wall. I need to do something about restoring the old wood rocker and I’m wondering if it’s something that David might like to tackle someday.

We need to finish putting up the particle board inside the garage. That project has been on the back burner since Brad’s back and shoulders started giving him problems. We are slowing regaining ground with things that have needed repair or projects that need finishing.

When we are both over this congestion crud we will get out in the garage and clean all the dust, grass and debris out of the way and make room for storing things properly. We need to re-home the stationary bicycle since I can’t use it anymore. No one else in the family has a use or a place for it so it needs a new home.

We need racks on a wall to hold the water hoses when we aren’t using them and now we have room to move the wheel barrow back in the garage and get it out of the weather. There is a charcoal grill that needs to go, also sitting out in the weather, and that should about do it except for cleaning off some shelves and tossing some junk. What started out as storage for items we need to keep became a catch-all for all sorts of things that we don’t need to keep, or at least find a better way to store them.

We are both feeling the effects of the medications we are on for the respiratory crud and just that little bit of being up and around in the garage in the humidity has us both needing an afternoon nap. Brad has headed off to his room to get comfortable with the head of his bed raised up and I’m going to hang out in my recliner and knit for a little while and maybe nap.

I’ll be glad when we are both back up to steam and feel more like getting things done around the house. In the meantime we just need to rest and not overdo things. This too shall pass.

There are thunderstorms headed our way and it is beginning to sprinkle rain a little bit. I’m going to close up the garage and get settled in my chair for the rest of the afternoon. Have a blessed Sunday evening, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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