Our basement has been hit by a tornado! Okay ~ maybe not. Maybe it was just a bunch of guys in charge of unloading a moving truck and having no idea how to organize according to labels. I'm beyond thankful to our wonderful friends that helped us move while I was recovering from surgery. However, guys just don't get how to move. These are photos of what our basement looked like today at 6pm. Almost all of the boxes have been unpacked, but everything is scattered all over.
The treadmill is hiding somewhere in this photo ~ not really sure where though :) There was no rhyme or reason to where they put anything. Holiday totes are with toy totes, school supply totes are with gift wrapping totes. UGH! I like things in their places at all times, so this has been driving nuts since I've been able to go down the stairs again. Plus, trying to get the upstairs decorated and pulled together has been challenging to say the least.
I wasn't planning on tackling it today ~ the pool opened and I had planned to spend the day soaking in some much needed sun. However, DH went for a motorcycle trip with a friend and DD went camping with a friend. That left DS and me alone (which never happens). So, we decided to have some bonding time ~ we went out for lunch, hit a new bookstore, and then (oh how I love this kid) we spent 2 hours leisurely strolling thru an antiques mall. I didn't have any luck, but he found a Jurassic Park movie book that he didn't have. I did pick up 2 new Disney books at the bookstore though ~ one with Disney World trivia and one about the hidden Mickeys. DS found the original The Lost World in hardcover.
We got back home late this afternoon and talked about heading over to the pool, but decided it wasn't quite warm enough. So I browsed thru a few of my favorite blogs and started a quick makeover while he dove into the new books.
Since it was so quiet, I headed to the basement. No time like the present, I figured. It's 5 hours later and I'm just emerging. I've emptied the last few boxes and have separated everything into categories. There's a good size pile for Goodwill and a pile that I'm going to try and sell. I can already tell that I pushed my body's limit too far and will pay for it tomorrow :( I just got on such a roll, I didn't want to quit! But, as I turned off the lights, I felt much better and the basement looks much more open.
No after photos yet ~ still want to organize more. Maybe tomorrow I'll share a photo of the Goodwill pile at least ~ that's if I can make it down and back up the stairs :)