You know how when you're trying to undertake a big project, and in order to do it, you need to make a bit of mess? Well, my oh my, we've got a whole lot of that going on right now! The garage is well and truly torn apart inside and out (to facilitate rebuilding shelving and benches inside and new siding is going up on the outside).
The kitchen table is overrun with garden books, seed packets and plot planning drawings. I'm nearly done planning, but I'm constantly revising to make the most out of each square foot of garden space. Our basement is in a state of major disarray as we try to reconfigure a few areas down there to accommodate guests next week (more on that in a minute), and the yard, oh the YARD! It looks like a junkyard out there due to construction materials everywhere not to mention our oldest son's project car (and some parts for it) launched in the driveway. Can you say "too much all at once" ????
Here, in our early Spring climate, we get good days where we can work outdoors, and bad days when you are forced to work indoors. We always have several different projects on the go and have to fly with whatever the weather dictates at this time of the year. That's all well and good, but I've got exactly ONE week before house guests arrive, so I need to get my house in order for Easter Weekend! As the weather today is rather chilly, I've decided to work in the basement. We pack up the younger kids' large Playmobil "city" every Spring, because we want to encourage the kids to pay outside as much as possible while they can. That will leave more room in the basement Recreation Room for our guests who begin arriving in 6 days. My goal is to get it all packed away (with the kids' help) and give the room a thorough cleaning from top to bottom.
Kelly is working inside the garage today carrying on with his bench and shelf building. Soon, the mess will be tidied, and the boxes and bins will be properly stored on new shelves. Soon, the mountains of building supplies will be put to use or neatly stored away. Soon, the siding on the garage will be done. Soon, I'll be in the garden and my seedlings will be planted and out of the living room.
So yes, things things DO get worse before they get better, but at least there is a light at the end of the tunnel ~ it will get better SOON! :)