Monday, June 15, 2009

Community Garage Sale

Well, as I mentioned yesterday, I am continuing to get ready for the Community Garage Sale coming up. Well, it's our "own" garage sale but there will be a bunch around our whole neighborhood Friday and Saturday. I am just going to set up for Saturday. So in preparation for that, today I cleaned out the garage. FUN. NOT. We have NEVER cleaned out the garage. I think I have swept it maybe once/year. But that's it...and not very well. So it was a challenge. Claire helped me take everything out of the garage into the yard. Then I took a broom and swept cobwebs off of the walls and ceilings and overhead door. I can't believe how much has accumulated in just over 4 years. Since we build our house new, it was clean when we moved in and all of the dirt is "ours" so to speak. Well, Claire helped by trying to "sweep" and drag heavy objects across the yard like a snow shovel that was way to big for her. She was pushing it around going "HEAVY! HEAVY!" She also got to play on her cars and slide in the front yard while I was working, and she loves being outside! Then I got out the hose and sprayed down all the chairs and grime covered stuff. We have an attachment that is really awesome so it did a great job. THEN...the fun part...I swept out the garage since all the winter gravely stuff was in there...then I sprayed the garage out. I stuck Claire in her high chair to eat some lunch while she watched me. She kept yelling, "Mommy WASH! Mommy WASH!" She is getting quite vocal. Ahh....so now everything was clean...except for me...and Claire. I let her down and of course she wanted to play in the puddles. So I took a shower with her in the Solar Veil sling, which is great because it leaves both my hands free for my hair and washing her! And then I nursed her to sleep for a long late nap! She slept great of course having run around outside so much! Well then we were off to our Church for evening VBS this week. Oops. It started YESTERDAY. I didn't know. I felt sort of silly, but at least I'll know for next year that it starts on Sunday! Last night I didn't even do anything important! Well, I did get the entire front hall closet cleaned out and organized in preparation for the sale, as well as our spare room and it's closet. OH MY GOSH! I swear stuff reproduces when you put it in a dark box and shut the door. SO now my downstairs is done...I even went through all my kitchen drawers, etc...eek...now I have to tackle the upstairs. I hope to make a bit of money but maybe I shouldn't buy stuff in the first place. I don't really consider myself a big shopper though. I honestly look at some stuff and can't remember where it came from! Lol! Anyway...I need to go to bed...

1 comment:

orangemonkeyee said...

She also got to play on her cars and slide in the front yard while I was working, and she loves being outside! Then I got out the hose and sprayed down all the chairs and grime covered stuff.

She also played on her cars......

It's true, the Indiana "got" you. Haha. Oh, get a leaf blower, it makes keeping the garage clean a breeze, rather, a gust.