So this weekend I got a lot of work done around the house! I was so excited to finally have the windows and deck door open! Saturday I spent a few hours cleaning the garage and painting as much of the walls as I had paint for. I ended up running out of the paint I had so it’s still not complete but it’s good enough for me right now.
But I still feel good about getting that much done in there. The paint covered nicely. No more creepy green handprints! There are still a couple of projects left to do in here besides finishing the walls. The door has a few rust spots here and there so I’d like to try and get rid of that and repaint it. And when we bought the house, the weather seal under the door to go into the house was gone so there’s a good sized gap. We’ve put in a temporary fix but it’s not a complete seal so I want to get that done too. No need to waste precious heat and air conditioning to the garage.
I made some good progress on the storage room too. Alas, our brand new camera we had bought for our cruise is not working anymore so I haven’t been able to get the photos I took of the rooms before I started working on them this weekend. I’ll just tell you that it was a huge mess in there. So far I’ve thrown and recycled so much stuff from boxes! We also have a decent pile accumulating to sell at my parent’s garage sale this summer. I now have 4 empty boxes that used to be full of stuff. I have plenty more to go through. Then I will need to rearrange the shelves to maximize the space. The rest of this week and weekend are going to be colder and rainy. So I should have plenty of time to continue working on this project.
On a different note, this past week was the Hospital Auxiliary book sale. I love love love books so I’m always excited when this comes around every year. Tuesday through Thursday everything is priced as marked. Friday is half price and Saturday is the $5 bag sale! I went on Wednesday and got a few things but left a bunch of things I hoped would still be there on Saturday for the bag sale. On Saturday morning I got up bright and early to be there right when it opened at 8am. I ended up spending over 2 hours and came home with 3 bags full of books for only $15!!!!
Many of them will be books I will end up reading once and then selling at Half Price books but the ones I really like I will end up keeping. I’m going to need more shelf space 🙂
Speaking of books and reading… I am way behind on my reading goal for this spring. I’ve got one month left to get to my goal and I have only read 4 books 😦 Time to get cracking!!!