|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 05-22-2013 02:42 AM||2454 views||0 times favorited||21 replies|
05-22-2013 02:42 AM
Today I had a million projects on my mind. But what I ended up doing was going out and cleaning and organizing the shop.
Here is the horrid BEFORE picture. It’s probably about as bad as it’s been so far. But I’m sure it’s not the last time it will be like this.
Notice on the right hand side of this picture… there are totes stacked up. There are quite a few behind the plywood and other stuff. Somewhere back there… there is an AC window unit. And a Christmas tree :)
And this picture doesn’t really do justice to how bad it actually was.
And now… here is what it looks like… after me moving everything all by myself to a storage unit… in my minivan.
And my reorganized wood pile… This is ALL lumber that I’ve received free. Most from pallets. But ALL free.
After this was all done we left for an awards ceremony for my kids, followed by dinner out. When I returned I went to the garage to put something away. It’s still such an AMAZING feeling walking into my shop.. I love it! A year ago I never would have thought I’d have all this. I know I’m repeating myself but it is absolutely amazing. What a feeling it is to walk in that door and see all those tools and that stack of wood. I feel truly blessed. Very grateful for the things that I have.
PS…. for anyone that’s followed my other posts…. did you notice a new tool (used, new to me) in the pic? :)
Slowly but surely I’m acquiring all the tools I have been wanting. Well… actually… it’s kinda been moving fast these last few months. Just been in the right place at the right time.
Oh… and look to the right of that jointer… I have a stack of poplar. Those boards are 2×8’s and 3×6’s. Guy was going to burn them. And he has quite a bit more. :)
Have a wonderful week out there. Hope you get to make some sawdust. I know that I need to go dirty up mine now that it’s clean so I’m sure I will be getting busy out there.