Since I keep talking about "the boxes" I thought I'd share the current state of the box collection. The top picture is the "studio" as seen from the French doors.
Now, you will notice that there is a clear pathway to the garage door over there--not something that has been there that long!
My rough count is that there are over 2 dozen boxes in this room. That's not counting the tubs of fabric and yarn; they are another whole situation.
The brown desk-like thing in the foreground is my sewing machine cabinet. Luckily, it folds down pretty compactly, but it does open up nice and roomy. I can hardly wait to empty all those boxes and have room to start sewing!
There are also boxes outside. Here's a sampling. Actually, today I emptied the one that's under that empty box in the middle. Most of the stuff made it in, but there are a few things from that box still outside. It was just too blazing hot out there today to do any more.
How hot is it?
Well, look at my lawn!
This is the back yard, which after two days of watering is beginning to show a few blades of green. Of course, the area that's full of paint and plaster debris isn't going to come back as fast.
Yes, that dirt patch used to be thick green grass. Funny what having construction debris mounded on it will do, isn't it?
The other half of the yard looks even worse. Here it is, with the sprinkler hose going on it... I don't know if there is any hope at all.
It crunches when you walk on it!
Finally, just in case you despair of my ever getting rid of stuff, here are my bags of magazines ready to be moved on out. These will go to a local thrift shop, w hich sells them. They ought to love this collection: Victoria, and lots of "shelter" magazines like Architectural Digest, Country Living, Sunset... all good stuff. I know, I know, but I just can't bear to throw them away. Especially when I know there is a place that will welcome them!
More depressing pics on my Flickr page. At least, it's a baseline so I can measure progress as we make it.
We WILL be making progress! Those boxes have to be gone before the first rain!!