Even though it’s snowing like mad, (five inches already) Will and I drove our car to the dump on Saturday, and found that a contractor had dumped a whole truck load of lumber from a remodeling job. There were 2x4s and a whole lot of knotty pine paneling. So this morning, while I worked at home, Will ran in to see if the stuff was still there. It was! He loaded the truck high with the lumber and brought it home.
Right now, he’s building shelves in the basement for more storage (junk and food), and nearly all that lumber has been recycled. What a good feeling that is! Especially when it didn’t cost us a dime. And what nice shelves, too. They are all built with 2×4 legs and 2×6 and 2×4 shelves, so they’ll be plenty serviceable and strong.
The basement’s been a catch-all for several years now and we’re trying to unravel it and sort out boxes and boxes of stuff. Some of it is ours from when we moved from the mobile home. Some of it is Mom and Dad’s. But it’s piled here and there, all over the place. It’s time to organize and reduce clutter! That new truckload of lumber will sure help and the knotty pine paneling will find a good use, here on our homestead.
So now we’re watching the snow pile up and throwing another log on the fire, getting warm before chore time again. — Jackie