Saturday was a slow but productive day. I glanced at the to~do list but just went at my own pace . After all, Its was Saturday I was able to can a few more quarts of tomato sauce. I finished all the tubs of baby clothes for my Nephew aside for a few hand wash items. Who buys hand wash items for an infant? Although I started washing the wet clothes immediately some of the garments had bled colors on to other items. I knew how devastating this flood had been for them emotional & financially & wanted as little loss as possible. 30 inches of water in a finished basement can do a lot of damage. It’s amazing how much mud, twig and bits of grass & leaves can get in those little vent holes in storage tubs! Everything disinfected and washed 2-3 times, now ready for the next baby. Even the shoes, I was able to salvage those by stuffing to shape and changing the stuffing (washcloths & napkins) every few hours & kept them in front of a fan. They absorbed moisture and retained the shape. The loss was one outfit!
The laundry room is coming along. I just decided not to knock myself out about it. Its a unfinished 16X16 room (maybe bigger)that houses washer, dryer, large chest freezer, water heaters & anything the kids have put in storage through the years, clothes line, 0ld toy box, seasonal clothing…get the idea? Oh, lets not forget the laundry. I’ve worked out a system…of trash bags. One for Goodwill/yard sale, one for trash & others for each kid. I worked for a few hours in there in between switching loads of clothes & had 4 bags of trash, you know those things that are beyond use that never got mended or repaired. 2 bags for good will & 2 for Erika. After clearing all of those out and the tubs of clothes for my nephew…I was so thrilled to see the difference! Mr.~Fix it bless his heart hauled all those tubs & bags up the stairs and loaded them in the truck as fast as he could, smiling all the while. We cheated and unloaded the trash at the dealership then made the rounds dropping the bags & tubs off to the owners. Such a relief & freeing in clearing “stuff” out. No, there are not any before photos, they are imprinted on my memory and that’s ENOUGH!
I relaxed last night knitting and finished the order for the 7 Dwarf’s hats. All in all a pretty productive day!