Ok, the morning started with my posting a facebook status that I had nothing on the calendar for today. After a response suggesting a date with my wife, Joan suggested we start on cleaning out the garage…..does that constitute a date?
You know your garage is in bad shape when you start with a shovel. Anyway, we did the first third (currently 90 degrees, btw)…. and after filling two trash cans, four trash bags, two recycle bags and a van full of misc corrugated, here’s a short list of some of what we found…..
- 16 bars Irish Spring soap
- 1 powered heater/cooler, 1 styrofoam cooler, several styrofoam pieces used to ship cheese and chocolates, 1 rolling soft-sided bag cooler, 1 gallon drink cooler
- Misc cassette tapes including: a judges tape from Holmes band, Eastern band judges tapes, UK Concert Band – John Gardner Student Conductor (from before when some of your parents were born), a John preaching tape, Captain & Tenille, KISS, & Bernstein tapes (how’s that for variety) that I used to transcribe/arrange back in the day. Wow.
- Stuffed animals that my children gave to their great-grandmother. (1 pkg misc stuffed animals southerly bound) plus other stuffed animals that couldn’t be saved.
- Way too many empty boxes, most with the packing material or styrofoam still inside
- Fundraising show samples bag from 2005.
- Bowls, napkins and scoop from a fundraising ice cream party (didn’t find the ice cream).
- Candle stand that one of the boys made in middle school shop class.
- Curious George crayons (no, they weren’t mine)
- Misc canned pop; some popped, some rusted, some dented, none drinkable.
- Double cassette boom box
- Graduation Open House signs (from 1999 and/or 2001).
- Signed Theatre posters.
- Toddler director’s chair minus the personalized back
The good news is one of the garage bays looks much better. The bad news is that there is still @ 2/3 to go in the downstairs…..and the worst is yet to come.
Lesson learned: Do not post a status about having nothing to do on one of the hottest days of the year.
……there may be a Part II