Fulfilling Weekend

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 04-30-2007 01:56 PM 1024 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No, we didn’t build a box, or a table but we did finally get to our shed to organize it.
Sunday afternoon we hauled out all of the “oh just put it in the shed” stuff (which was stuffed in there so tightly you couldn’t get all the way in the door and you had to pry the stuff out).

After the contents were out of the shed we were able to celebrate our creation once again. We had built the shed a year ago so that we could put the contents of the basement into it while we put a cement floor down. And then my daughter moved in “temporarily” and the shed got filled with other things and it just kept getting more congested. With the “run in, find a spot, and run out” interaction with the shed over the past year the beauty of this little shed had become hidden. And so, Sunday, we were able to see it in all its glory, once again.

With the shed almost empty, we were able to put up shelves and hooks to hold most of the items off the floor, leaving room for the chipper, rototiller and two bicycles AND room to walk around! It’s amazing what you can do with some old chipboard and 2×4’s. The only difficult part was switching power tools on the one power cord. “Next time” we build outside I’m going to have one of those new octopus style “power bars”—and have all of the tools plugged in at the same time.

After re-loading the shed with the same stuff that we took out we were left with a LOT of empty space still.

Now, I wonder how long it will take before the “run and toss” starts taking over again.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#1 posted 04-30-2007 02:44 PM

I’ve been there before! My wife and I moved into this house about 20 years ago. I have been collecting woodworking tools, so-called “great deals” and other “just put it in the garage” items for over this 20 years…. To the point that we haven’t even parked a wheeled vehicle, other than a bicycle, in this 2-car garage for the last 12 of these years. (The only way the bicycle got in there is it’s hanging on the ceiling.)

When I am woodworking the tools are pulled out and it’s in the driveway under the golden sun. (Luckily most have locking wheels.) I am getting far too old for this!

This is the year! Goodwill or the trashman will be most happy.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 04-30-2007 02:48 PM

it felt good, I have to say that. We didn’t really get rid of much (not even a garbage bag full—not that everything just goes into the garbage) but you can find stuff!! We know what is in there!! And we can be proud of our creation once again. AND we did it all in just a few hours (which I still can’t believe).

We had worked so hard on that shed—struggling with the plans (which we found had many errors in them) and adapting the plans to meet our needs—and then it just became a dumping ground. It’s sad how quickly we can lose site of the value of something. hmmm that sounds like a good topic for one of my self-development articles!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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