Wednesday, February 12, 2014

OOPS!!!!

The guilty party shall remain nameless in this post today.  An awesome idea wasn't so awesome today.  Someone around this homestead, who is very handy with tools, carpentry, and building (FYI it is NOT me lol) posed quite a dilemma for me today.

It all started with a text message today from a BFF asking if I would donate again this year to her churches auction for the teenagers mission trip.  I was more than happy to since her son was going and would get full credit for my items.  I did it last year and it was such a blessing to me to be able to help out the kids that needed the money to go. She had asked me a few days ago and I forgot to get back with her. UGHH!!! Anyway, she told me she needed the items by this afternoon.  Oh no!!!! What could I possibly pull together?!?!? I had other errands to run today so I marched myself to the basement right away to find some items to for the basket.  I KNOW I had some things down there.  I am not blessed with a ton of storage space, so I have things in my garage and in my basement under my steps.  This is where the bulk of it is stored. 

This is where the dilemma starts...

The unnamed person who is my builder here at the homestead built this wonderful coat and shoe area inside my basement door where we come in.  Isn't it awesome?!?!?  The doors cut down on the cold draft that blew up the stairs into the kitchen. The stairs are on the backside of the "wall." And we used the old doors we were hoarding in the garage to make the wall.  That builder is so smart :-)


Of course on the other side of the stairs is my beautiful fabric shelf "the builder" built for me. He even screwed it into the ceiling beams so that it would not tip over.  Oh yes, Mary, we remember that from previous posts I hear you all saying.  Right at the end of the shelf is my hot water tank.  It's barely visible, but it's there.


Now tell me what you think is wrong with THIS picture.





Well, it's messy for one Mary... yeah yeah ignore that... You have really ugly stair treads... I just think you are just jealous! lololol  Well, Mary I'm just not seeing it is what you are thinking.  There is no way for me to access any of my decor storage totes under the stairs. LOLOLOLOL  Neither of the walls is removable. But I see light back at the back of the stairs.  Well, that space is only about 12 inches wide.  I am NOT that skinny to fit in that space to get to my boxes. Nor am I able to fit in between my steps.  I might be able to get one leg in there,buttttt.... lol As you can see my hot water tank is on the other side.  I did not give this a thought until today that I wouldn't be able to get to my stuff. :shake my head:  I have not discussed this with my "builder" yet.  You all are the first to know of my little dilemma.

Luckily I was able to round up enough items around the homestead to include in the auction.  I just can't wait for my Steve "my builder" to come home tonight so I can break the news to him. LOL  I really NEED to be able to get to my stuff so I can redecorate if I need to. I think this may have been a plot by "my builder" to keep me from moving stuff around. hmmmm....

This has been an unbelievably busy week for me between work, teaching, taking a class, and running kids here and there.  Hopefully I will be back this weekend with some more pictures of the homestead :-)  Stay safe and warm my friends on the east coast with the storm that is moving through.


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12 comments:

Sheila said...

I'd say you have a situation there Mary! (sorry, I LOL as soon as I saw the picture)
Can't wait to hear his response :)

Katherine said...

That's pretty funny! Don't fret though-as creative as your builder is, he'll make some cute little door for you to get in there...
Katherine

Prims By The Water said...

LOL..You made my day. Hopefully your builder will be able to cut a door out for you. Janice

jennifer768 said...

LOL! Sorry but that is funny.Can't wait to see how this situation is resolved.Glad you were able to find enough things for the auction.Blessings,Jen

Dirty Martini Queen said...

I bet it'll be one of those "duh" moments when you tell the builder about it. You've given hubby and I quite a laugh today so thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the solution.
Donna

Raymond Homestead said...

Lol, sounds like something that would happen to me!

Primlish ♥ said...

OMG! I'm so glad you posted this! I would've totally done that too! It was a great idea at the time! ;) Great door walls!

willa croft said...

LOL, that was quite a chuckle you gave me. Are you sure you can't fit between those stairs...we do crazy things when we're desperate. Love the coat rack with the doors.

~willa ~

lilraggedyangie said...

Lol...sabotage by said builder indeed lol enjoy your day hugs lil raggedy Angie

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

LOL!!! I have to show my hubby this pic and see if he sees anything wrong!
Thanks for a great laugh today!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Karen said...

I think we are all alike...sometimes I think we make a dilemma so we can have our other half fix it RIGHT...lol
Hope you get what you need.
Happy Valentine's Day
Karen

Kathleen Woodbury said...

Oh Mary, you are a hoot! It certainly will be interesting to see Steve's fix for this situation. I do love the idea of using those neat old doors to build a "wall" to keep drafts out.
Hope you and your "builder" have a wonderful Valentine's Day!