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Enough procrastinating – I am going to tackle my basement…
Ladies – this is a big one. It is not going to be completed tonight. In fact, I just hope I can get it done before Christmas!
The disaster has been patiently waiting for me.
Shortly after I began Tackle It Tuesday, I started to tackle it. I pulled reams of stuff out of the storage room and then got stuck. And I couldn’t seem to get back to it. Summer started and I was just trying to survive all the packing, unpacking and laundry of summer. The mess simply got left behind.
But how did it get so bad in the first place?
Well, like many storage areas, the storage room in our finished basement became the dumping ground of the house. Extra box? Stick it in the storage room. Emergency supplies? Yup – throw them in there too.
And then, last December, (yes a whole year ago!!!) I created the mess of the century! I decided to make a slide show for the surprise party I was planning for my mom’s 65th birthday party. I pulled out boxes and boxes to dig down to my moms and grandmother’s old photos and memorabilia. And then, after taking out hundreds of photos to scan into my computer, I did the unforgivable. I didn’t put ANY of it away!!!
But – you must understand!!! I worked day and night to get this party together – and keep it as a surprise. I worked on the slideshow every night till the wee hours of the morning for two weeks – not finishing it until 3am the day of the party! (All this while having a miscarriage!) Yes – I DO deserve some slack – right?!?
Then, Christmas was a couple weeks later and then my son’s birthday. (The day before Jackson’s birthday I had a D&C – actually make that two surgeries, since the surgeon had to go back in and repair the cuts he made in my cervix!)
Yes, ladies – it was a ROUGH winter. Can you understand now why I didn’t want to deal with it all?
But now, Christmas is here and I must get this area under control. My son nearly kills himself every time we go try to get to his basement play room and I need to get the basement ready for company!
So there you have it – the story of the mess. So please have mercy when you look at these pictures!!!
Our Basement Before
So, there it is. I’ll be working hard on it this week, and I’ll share progress photos next week. Off to work I go…
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