Monday, September 03, 2007

How we spent our Labor day weekend...

If you haven't seen our garage in the before state, these pictures will mean little. Picture this: five years in this house, one very fast disorganized move-in, two garage sales with leftovers, and no thorough garage cleaning to date. We spent hours hauling stuff out, sweeping, hosing down, even swiffering the garage walls.

Then I was tyrannical about organizing what went back in. After eleven hours we all gazed in exhaustion at our beautiful, clean organized garage.
Organizing the newly clean shelves.
Patrick isn't going walkabout. He's just making the long trek back in with the camping equipment.
The side yard at the height of the chaos.
A moment of fun before the hula hoops are put away.

Yesterday was a lovely day of rest. Today we labor again.

7 comments:

Adriane said...

I really think the best part of all your pictures is Bethany's t-shirt. That's hilarious!

Naomi said...

Hehe, I was thinking the same thing! ;) :)

~Jennifer said...

Oh, I would really have appreciated seeing some before pictures. ;-)

Still, I showed your after pictures to hubby to hopefully provide a little motivation. :-D

Jane said...

Maybe I can get some before pictures of the basement. :)

Mrs. MacAodhagain said...

Awesome! But like you said, totally meaningless since I didn't see it before. : ) Getting a big job like that feels so good, doesn't it?

Barbara Frank said...

I am totally impressed! We just moved to WI after 19 years in our house in IL. We are now the proud possessors of one garage and two storage units (in two different towns) full of our stuff, because we had a very short time to move and no time to get ready for it. You are my new role model :)

mom said...

WOW!!!