Sunday, February 27, 2011

the 53 project : week 10

Saturday -- sunny and cold -- was clean-the-garage-and basement day.  This was no 3-trips-to-the-dump kind of job.  This was 7+ years of STUFF -- so I got serious and rented a dumpster.  And now I feel liberated!  Out from under the clutter and mess!  Hallelujah!

 Maybe now there'll be room in the garage for an actual car.

 This little keyboard hasn't worked for 4 years, 
but we kept hoping that somehow it would magically start working again
and someone would learn to play it.

 A clean sweep

 Me -- tired, dirty, and clutter-free!

 Summer's right around the corner, right?

Well, maybe we'll have to brave a few more snowstorms.  
(This photo is for my mother, to show her that
Willow and I are just as cold-hardy as she is
and can step outside in our bare feet, too.)  xoxo


  1. Doesn't that feel great!?? So, you do winter cleaning these days huh? Seems a little early (and cold...brrrr), but kudos for being so motivated!!

  2. How liberating, good for you to get the ambition to do some clearing of old junk. I'm glad that I'm down to almost no junk, with all the moves I've made in this past 5 years it had to go, thankfully I might add.

    I love the photo for your mom, that's so cool (no pun intended), but I bet you weren't out there for too long! lol

    Have a great week.

  3. Love that photo of the broom. I hope you took some before and after photos of the garage for yourself.

  4. How liberating to de-clutter!
    The last one makes me shiver a little bit :)

  5. I had to go and put my feet on the heat vent after that last photo. gah!

  6. I'm so envious - I had planned to do the same thing this weekend and never managed to get that far down on my list. Congratulations!

  7. You always come up with an interesting take on the world! I like the strong design, color, and value arrangement of these photos. So, you're all cleaned up and ready for spring. What a good feeling!

  8. I applaud your bravery, but do I sense hesitation in Willow? ;) De-cluttering time of year...yeah!

  9. wow, 7+ years of stuff? that is great, good for you.

  10. I have an urge to clean out too...but I am definitely waiting for warmer weather:) Your photos documenting the big event are delightful!

  11. I laughed so hard about the piano you were hoping would magically start working : ) Your pictures are beautiful. I think when you can even make a dump look gorgeous you have made it!

  12. great shots, I really love that one of you in the mirror! We did the garage thing last year, i made three trips to the dump, it was a long day!

  13. Great images! I love your blog.

  14. Leave it to you to take something mundane and make it gorgeous. Love ALL of these! and that last one made me giggle :)

    I went and read your article. So happy and proud for you! wooohoooo! Congratulations on the feature. That's SO awesome. I spread the link around FB and twitter :)

  15. Great photo journaling. Really nice work!