We spent the whole day today until a little after 3 p.m. planning, designing, measuring and figuring lumber needed for storage units in the garage. Ugh. Isn't it surprising how a project like that will often leave you feeling as if you've done a day of hard, physical labor?
Both Papa Pea and I felt beat up when we finally decided we had it figured out to our satisfaction, and he headed for the lumber yard to pick up supplies.
Tomorrow we'll lay the boards out on sawhorses in the garage, fire up the wood stove out there and I'll apply a finish to all of the boards before they're made into the storage units. It will actually be easier and quicker that way.
Yup, it would have been wiser to do this job in the summer when I could have set up outside (instead of crowded inside the garage) but seems we were busy doing other things then. You'd think being "retired" and home all day we'd have plenty of time for any and all projects, but we don't seem to be able to fit everything in.
Every now and then we kid each other about selling out, buying a condo and "living the good life." The truth is though it wouldn't be "the good life" for us. We're doing just what we want to do right here. (But it definitely would be a relief if someone would stop us from coming up with new ideas and undertakings!)
Lotsa wall space for good storage. We just have to make sure we utilize it wisely!