Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Mr. leaves tomorrow (sniff, sniff) ... we've had a productive two weeks in some ways ... but still not 100% unpacked from moving into our new home. Shuffling STUFF has become a way of life around here. In order to organize the garage, we had to clear out our basement storage room to get ready for the new carpet ... which evolved into getting carpeting in most of the basement, which means the whole area is a mess again! Of course, said carpeting is to be installed AFTER dh leaves (booo, hooo) ... in the meantime the garage is still disheveled. Dh is a stickler for organization. He likes to be able to walk blindfolded in any room (other than the kids') and find something. Can you believe he actually MADE me organize my desk (tsk, tsk) ;) I am a procrastinator ... and work best under deadlines ... so often put off tasks ... not dh ... Friday and Saturday we're having a huge garage sale ... to clear out some clutter. I'm thinking of hiring this local company that will list all your more valuable items on ebay and take a percentage of what gets sold. I just don't have the time, energy, or desire to do so ... yet don't want to just give away some things at the garage sale.

Photos: family room with storage room stuff; emptied out storage room


Terry said...

Dear Mrs. Mac..
Your basement is so bright!
I won't show Bernie this picture because it looks so uncluttered and if he sees that, he will be on my back to get things cleared out all my GOOD junk!!

Give the little Idaho gift a hug for me and tell him thanks for the ice!!!!...Love Terry

PS... Is the Mr. going to make a detour over to Canada to put those bracelets on that Bernie?
Only trouble is the evidence, I mean my bruises and cuts are disappearing fast because of your praying for me Mrs. Mac!!...Love Terry

Pat said...

What's this?! If I want a to look at storage I can go down to my basement!! :0
Where's the pictures of my room? Hey Terry, do you think Mrs. Mac is hidding that room from me?

Mrs. Mac said...

No, I'm not hiding your room Pat ... just trying to put the finishing touches on it ... like blinds & decor (btw ... I ordered old fashioned cloth roller shades for up there today ... progress, yippee!)

Terry said...

And don't forget that beautiful chair Mrs. Mac.
So's I can tie Miss Patty in if she doesn't behave1....Love Terry

Jada's Gigi said...

Carpet in the basement is a good idea i think. I also love the Ebay idea and have considered doing the same thing. I'm sure you'll get a decent price, better than a yard sale price even at paying the listers. sorry to see hubby go but he'll be home soon for good, right?