A Beautiful Thing

Junk Truck

Most people probably wouldn’t see this and think it was a beautiful thing. For me, it represents getting rid of 18+ years of accumulated life detritus and FINALLY feeling like I now have a house filled with only one household’s worth of stuff.

Seriously, it is kind of crazy how much stuff you accumulate over even a short life time. For Hubby and I, we met after we both had houses, so we had to combine all that stuff into just one. We have gotten rid of stuff over the years (passed it on to family members, had garage sales, etc.), but there has always still been some of that extra stuff that we just hadn’t managed to let go of.

It doesn’t help one bit that over the years of replacing worn out stuff with new, fewer and fewer places are willing to haul away the old. We have instead, just piled most of it into the basement to deal with later. That later became a basement with just way too much crap in it. Big crap, too. Big crap that we can’t just load up on our own to take for donation or too big to toss out in the trash.

It took slightly over one and a half of those trucks, but I now have a massively open basement and a much less crowded garage. This was the last on my major to do list for a long time. Of course, this is me I’m talking about. That means that completing that list opened up and inspired a new project.

My goal now is to do a deep clean up of the now open section of the basement (which is not finished by the way) and do some low budget work to give me a semi-finished feeling space that I can turn into a craft area. I’ll be moving my workbench and all my extra craft stuff to this space. Doing this will open up the room that was supposed to be an office/craft room (which ended up being way too crowded to work for both) and I’m going to rearrange it and turn it back into an actual office space. That way that I can comfortably work at my desk when I get to start working on the big edits for my book when my editor is ready to start in September.

So… I’m done! Kinda. For now. Maybe. Okay, not really. Eh… that’s what I get for having ideas.

Author: TJ Fox

Slightly sane artist, book addict, wife and mom who is forever rethinking her place in this world.

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