So yesterday I was running out the door on my way to church when I couldn't locate the exact pair of sandals I wanted - I have critiqued my wardrobe here but I do have clothes that I wear to church, weddings and funerals - such as the pair of sandals I couldn't locate. I had looked everywhere (at least twice) and finally decided if I wanted to really find them I was going to have to dig deep and I mean really deep - like deep into the bowels of our home - the dreaded cubby under the stairs!
I do not have a before picture but this ALL came out of that hole under the stairs - so yes it full, crammed all the way to the top, precariously stacked to explode at the mere brush of an arm headed out the door - but I wanted those sandals - so in my haste I flung it all on the floor and there it has laid for the past 24 hours and the shoes weren't there - but I must clean it up today as
So I sent this tweet out into the world this morning:
"Breaking News: there has been a Carhartt avalanche or possible explosion from the cubby under the stairs-no injury's reported so far but I am headed into the rubble for cleanup if you don't hear from me soon send in the rescue team or at least the dog w/the keg of rum around his neck!"
and then I put on my steel toed boots and my hard hat and dove into the rubble!
But I hate cleaning and the farther I dug in the rubble and into the bowels of our home - as once the junk is removed this cubby has a door that ventures into
I Present You
Things I could do if stranded on a desert island with only the contents of the cubby under the stairs
Let's begin shall we -
I could fit an entire family for the winter on a farm! That's right folks I have located 8 pairs of insulated and 2 pairs of uninsulated (for those fair weather days) of Carhartt coveralls; as well as 11 Carhartt work coats for various changes in temperature; they are in an aray of sizes starting with a large man all the way down to his youngest child! Now all hanging neatly in the garage-this won't last long once it gets cold!
I could break and groom a calf!
I could seal up my palm leaves shelter and provide light - well some only 1 out 3 work! After that I could paint it with a choice of two different colors and stain the wood as well!
I could have an Easter Egg hunt!
I could outfit 4 kids with ski clothing! (none of which fit my kids anymore!)
I could dress as an Agri-Gold seed salesman and still have "goodies" to give away to my customers! The deeper I got I found 2 more jackets and 2 more ski caps!
I could put shoes on all the kids in a third world country!
I could slide on a classic pair of black Justin Ropers and a Comfy and head out two-stepping!
I could play a game of ball! Softball or baseball either one!
I could start an FFA chapter! I found Chris' FFA jacket in the cubby (don't ask-I don't know)!
In this pic alone I could wash a camper; go swimming safely; fly a couple of kites; hem a pair of pants (that's a roll of heat bond hemming tape -don't ask cause I don't know!) and do a little math!
I would have bacon!
Kindling for a fire!
I could get a tan and jam to some Jimmy Buffet!
I could - well I have no idea what I could do on a deserted island with winter hats
or with all these gloves - half of which didn't have mates!
And lastly and I swear this was in there
at the very back and I was playing this game in my head long before I found this
A PARROT - to keep me company on my deserted island!
And what you may ask did I do with all the stuff scattered all over my kitchen? Well there was some stuff I threw away: shoes without mates, gloves without matches, empty paint cans . . . .! There was a large bag of things to donate to Good Will! And then there were a few items I couldn't bare to part with but didn't need in the least so I merely put them back into the bowels of our home as a time capsule - so that in 10 years when I decide to clean the cubby out again they will be there for the memory's - and yes the parrot went back in!
And what did I get for my troubles:
57 cents, a tractor muffler and a pair of finger nail clippers-which in this house is a real find
and at least till morning a clean back hallway!
Oh and I never found the sandals I was looking for!