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
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.