So As I mentioned in a previous post I’m not so good about thinking of documenting things as they happen. I also have a tendency to downplay things in my life. I’ll blame that on being a “gifted” over achieving child and learning early on that people often down want to hear how good things are for you or what you’ve done. I’ve learned to be (or appear?) humble, perhaps to the point of fault, assuming that people around me (outside of my small close circle) don’t really care what I’m doing and that if I divulge on interesting things and happenings in my life that I’m bragging or something. Another complex I guess. But the magic of the internet is if you aren’t interested you don’t have to read this or pretend to be interested! That and, people seeking out blog reading etc are probably looking for positive, interesting topic and so I should feel free to brag and inspire. Maybe that will be the header for a new running blog installment: “Brags and Inspiration.” I don’t think I’m very inspiring, but I can hope.

On to my brags!

Hubby has been diligently working away at the garage. It was a dark unfinished spider hole. Not long after moving in he installed a bunch of overhead lighting (the only light prior was the auto light on the garage door opener). Last fall he moved our laundry area out of the house into the garage to make way for a pantry with work space off the kitchen. This summer he tackled the rotten garage wall (we have to wait until summer when it’s dry for most outside work). Before he could work on the wall he also had to reroof half the roof valleys. So he replaced a wall and added some windows. Over the last month he insulated, sheet rocked, textured and painted! I’ve got a semi finished not freezing garage with white walls! We were finally able to setup some nice shelves we got at Costco a year and a half ago and we’ll be ordering some kitchen cabinetry and counters to make a workspace in the garage separate (and clean) from the dedicated shop.

It’s the simple things that make me happy. Having more space. Having clean space. Organizing (or trying). As my home becomes less cluttered so does my mind. Mentally I find it difficult to devote myself to leisure activities when there is any chaos around me. Unfortunately I often can’t wrangle that chaos (when for example, it’s a husband project), but it still interferes with my ability to relax and do other things.

That’s it for now. I should take some photos that will seem decidedly underwhelming since I don’t have a “before” to go with my after.

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