For the entire month of June I’m planning on writing a series of blog-a-day posts based on a set series of open-ended questions to myself. This is one of those posts.
June 11th // Something You Are Doing
While it is still — technically — spring, I thought I’d better get started on the spring cleaning.
I spent the better part of the day tackling the winter mess that had taken residence in our garage. The result of living in a winter city, where a significant part of any given year is occupied by sub-zero temperatures and snow, there is a subtle but ongoing accumulation of dirt and debris from the road melt falling from our vehicles each night. By spring one needs mountaineering equipment to traverse the garage floor. I swept and scooped for nearly two hours and filled a ten liter pail with fine salty sand and rocks.
Not to mention we get sloppy with the garage as a storage space. It’s cold out there in the winter so things get tossed hastily into piles on the floor and in corners, and next thing you know there are heaps of unsorted junk that need to be organized.
Total time today was roughly five hours cleaning in the dusty garage, and I’m still not done. I’ll probably spend a couple more hours tomorrow reorganizing the shelve holding our camping gear and holiday decorations. Motivation to finish today was fairly high, but five hours was pushing even that enthusiasm.
Ah… the joys of home ownership and adulthood all rolled into one. And that’s what I’m doing.