There comes a point in every move where we look at each other and say, "We aren't going to make it." I think we reached that point sometime today, and then worked through it. LOL
I am so blessed that Mike was able to take his CTO (day off from working on Sunday - and ahem he DOES work a full day on Sunday usually leaving here at 8 a.m and arriving home between 7 - 8 p.m. contrary to all Chaplain jokes. ::snort::) and today off. We got a lot done.
Mike and Jared cut, painted and installed some external trim the wind had blown down.
They bagged up wood that the boys had trimmed from trees earlier.
The younger ones raked the yard.
Jared mowed the yard.
We all kept an eye on this project. We are recording our old VHS movies on to DVD's....the girls requested the old classic movies....and they are taped from the AMC channel...do they still have that channel? Anyway, Arielle keeps an eye on the recording because I am sure to forget.
We all took turns watering our new back yard. We need to finish around the tree....and do something in the front next.
Arielle found this quilt. The girls made it nearly 10 years ago. They surprised me with the one you see hanging behind Arielle when I came home from the hospital with Stacia. Each square is on fabric that says something about the person, has their hand print stitched on, their name and birth date. We put the smaller one in storage. The big one comes with me.
I entered receipts into MS money.
I did the impossible....yes, I did. I thought we had 10 bookshelves...we had 13. I kept thinking there is NO way I would get our books whittled down to 3 bookshelves.
All the books are either TOG (year 3, 4 and 1), supplemental books, or somehow school related. Check out all the notebooks on the bottom shelf - really much space would be saved by switching to DE. I've still not decided. See that one empty shelf? THAT is the shelf left for pro-gear, and MY books.....not sure what I'll take. We had talked about storing 2 years of school in Rubbermaid and only displaying one year at a time...I'm honestly not sure we'll have space to store Rubbermaid. If we do that, then we will have plenty of space for my Penn Dutch and Nero Wolfe Collection (which I've still not parted with)....and pro-gear books. Wait they are NOT all school-related....I do have the complete collection of Calvin and Hobbs and Patrick McManus on those shelves. Deja, my SL books were down to 1 1/2 shelves. ::snort::
I still need to go through the cookbooks....and I suppose weed through the pro-gear books. They don't count as weight but they DO have to be stored somewhere. LOL We also have to figure out what to do about computers....we have 4 desktops and a laptop...and quite a computer lab set up.
This was one of the huge jobs that I needed to do...The plan was to store the bookshelves....but I find myself wondering WHY if we have no books to put on them. The ones that we kept are tall....solid wood....built by Mike and holding up much better than the ones we purchased.
~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...