And the "after":
Thanks for all the help and the giggles, Karen!
Here's one idea I was pretty proud of. After
Voila! Let an earthquake try to dump those shelves! (scurries to the door to knock on wood......scurries back!)
Another idea I came up with was to elevate the garbage cans we used to house our recycles (one is crushed 2 liter bottles and one is crushed aluminum cans). Bungie cords again came to my aid, and I have the big black trashbags in these cans, so when they start getting full, I yank them out, put a twistie on them and heave them into the back of The Freighter, and they are out of sight-out of mind, but we're thinking green (and netting about $25.00-35.00 quarterly from the recycling place in Anaheim)!!
"That's a lot of cans and bottles," you say?
Ahem. I can solve that mystery right now.
I give you Exhibit A:
and Exhibit B:
Hey, the price was great! There was some serious shopping done and serious savings enjoyed. Well, it sounded prudent anyway....
(there are about five 12-packs behind the row you see at the front......there's more Coke than there is dog food!! Sheesh!)
And, there would be three more up there, if it hadn't been for the carbonated adventure I had when I first lifted a 12-pack down off the top shelf and the glue on the box failed, sending three flying before I could recover. They hit the concrete and we had Instant Indoor Sprinklers! It was a wet beginning to the day, and I contemplated just going upstairs to sew instead.
I tried to focus on the happy thought that it was Diet Coke, not regular.....so the ants would likely not send out a "Party at Mr. B's House!!", to alert all neighborhood ant villages. After I cleaned the ceiling, door, shelves and myself.....I got back to work.
(Any idea whether they have a Diet Cokes Anonymous? Mr. B could use a meeting!)
Having solidified my reputation as having an extremely unexciting life, I'll get back to work. Hopefully I will get a day in my sewing studio tomorrow. :)