This week, Dean asked me if I knew where his Carhart overalls were. Now I distinctly remember finding them sometime back in October and saying to Dean - "Oh you'll be needing these soon, so let's put them somewhere that they will be easily accessible." Well, that time has come, and guess what? We searched the entire house, basement, three storage containers, car trunks, EVERYWHERE and still have not found them. I have spent days rummaging around in my brain trying to remember where we put them!
Yes - we are living in chaos!
When we moved out of our house in Townsend, I was pretty organized, and had at least a general sense of where I had stored things, or what kind of box things were in...
But now, between our moves from Townsend, Pepperell, the storage units, the on site storage containers, and the house - some of our stuff has been moved up to 5 times. I just cannot keep track anymore, and generally have stopped trying, but every once in a while, we find ourselves wanting or needing a particular item.
Most of our stuff is at least now on the property at 388. Matt is still storing some of Dean's big metal things out in his yard, and Ted is still storing Dean's toolbox, and Negarre and Murv have just maybe 3 -4 boxes in their basement, and we still have one rented storage unit that has Dean's big workshop tools - welders and machining tools and such.
The one storage container that we have on the property that was dedicated to mainly household things, is still about 1/4 full of boxes holding who knows what. I still have not found the blender or the crockpot... It had been my goal to get that unit emptied out before the snow came, but as I sit here pecking away at the keyboard this morning, I can look out the window and watch the snow falling and blowing around. I guess this project will wait until spring...
So here is a look at the chaos.
|The entryway. Right now the closet is non-functional, so coats and boots and such pile up here. An upside down milk crate functions as a shoe changing bench.|
|The master bedroom. Need I say more??|
|The upstairs bathroom. It will be a long time before we can use this bathtub. This room is pretty low on the priority list right now.|
|The laundry room: Again, I think this speaks for itself.|
I'll be dropping our Christmas cards in the mail today - so they are coming, but later this year than I usually get to them.
Merry Christmas! Happy (belated) Hanukkah! Welcome Yule and the return of the light so that hopefully we can find those darned coveralls!