Monday, November 24, 2008

I was reading my daughter Emilie's new blog (No Ninjas From 2:00-5:00 A.M. ) in which she mentions that I have a blog as well. As I read that, I realized that I have not written in my blog in almost a month!! And I was supposed to write every day!

I am still not finished with projects. The cleaning out of the freezer room led me to taking out part of the wall so that a crack in the foundation could be repaired. When I took out the finished wall, I found damp behind it, so took out all the finished walls (only in the freezer room so far) that were on the foundation and the styrafoam insulation that was behind them. It was damp in many spots. I am not sure if it was moldy in spots, or if the black was from the bugs that thrive in damp places. The foundation has dried out since I removed the styrafoam, but I am not sure what to do with that room now. I have also not decided if I should check behind all the walls in the basement, a monumental task if I decide to do it! For now, the new freezer arrived last week (postponed from the original date since I hadn't finished cleaning out the room). Today the foundation crack was repaired. I mostly (I still have to put in a floor and the lowest shelf) finished my hall pantry on November the 2nd, and filled the shelves on November 3rd, when Isabelle took many photos and posted them on her blog.

I have since put up some shelves on the wall outside the freezer room, which I have almost finished filling; I have emptied and taken down the collapsed tent, with some of the contents coming back into the house and the rest of the bins piled on the deck; I am in the process of moving the bins and boxes temporarily piled in the basement woodbox (I will take a photo and post it, since woodbox does not really describe the space very well) back into the freezer/storage room; and I still have to put the floor and final shelf into my pantry (I can't decide if I want to put in a ceramic floor or a floating floor like I have in the kitchen), and put new shelves in the old pantry so I can finally find everything, not just 3/4 of what I am looking for! I have unofficially quit the Cadet parent committee (I have told the chairman and other members that I am quiting, but haven't yet sent in a letter to make it official), so at least I have more time for now. That time will hopefully soon be partially filled with a part-time job, so I'd better finish the house things ASAP so that I actually get it done!

I am planning on going to some Black Friday sales with my Mom and my best friend, so I will have at least this week to finish my projects before starting a job (providing I can get one in this economic slow down).

Looking at the length of this post, I can now see why I don't post more often -- each post is long enough to cover many days and activities. I'll see how often I get to post once some more of my projects are finished.

When I finish the house projects, I am hoping I can finally try a quilting project. I have been looking at quilting books for years, but have not yet found/made the time to actually try making something.

May all your projects be low stress and quickly completed.
Until the next time,