making room for what matters

November 15, 2021

weekend thoughts

bottles of ash

I’ve started collecting ash from the woodstove. There’s so many uses for wood stove ash, which I might write about later, but the main reason is to help dehumidify the house during the summer. That, and help deter mice – if the need arises. I haven’t noticed any lately, especially since my cat passed away last summer…probably because we have barn cats come over for a visit, plus black snakes, fox, and whatever other critters eat mice. Those critters are the ones I know we have around here, that eat mice.

Seven jars, plus one I haven’t been able to quite fill yet, is a good start. I know I probably need much more, but I have all winter yet to collect ash.

not the best photos, I know…but I just wanted to show you my next project – which is in process. I’m adding shelves to the far wall, to add more storage. I took the doors off the cabinet above the table, added a shelf below it and plan on moving the rod/pipe with the hangers and hummingbird feeders on it. That rod/pipe is pretty much just being turned 90 degrees so it’s horizontal with the wall where the wash board is hanging.

There are two floor lamps I plan on rewiring and using, in the foreground of the first photo [above]. Of coarse, then I need to find a lamp shade to go with it. Vintage or antique would be the best options. The drafting table, propped up against the wall to the left, I want to put back together. I just need to find somewhere to put it.

I did get the area I had been working on cleared out for the freezer chest.

Now we just need to get over to Lowe’s and order it, and have it delivered.

just a shadow

Oh yeah, we got the tarps up on the deck yesterday! Now, it can snow and rain all it wants! Just don’t tell my boyfriend I said that!! He absolutely cannot stand the snow…

Garage Quotes | Garage Sayings | Garage Picture Quotes

A clean basement, garage and attic are signs of an empty life.

~ Doug Larson

(picture quotes)

that’s about all I have for now…
Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!

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Dear small line of dirt
that won’t go in the dust pan…
I hate you with every part of my soul

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

~ William Morris


take care
stay safe
much love

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