We're starting a renovation to our house in about two weeks.
The renovation consists of having the wall between the family room and the kitchen knocked down to combine and open up the two rooms. We're also taking out a pantry and a bathroom and combining them to make a big 'mud room' on the main floor. It doesn't sound like a lot but when you start putting in support beams and new floors and ceilings it becomes a bigger deal. I'm told the whole renovation will take eight weeks to complete.
I spent part of today trying to rearrange the storage area of my basement so that I have some place to put all the stuff we have to move out of the kitchen, back hall and family room while the renovations are going on.
You know what?
I have too much stuff.
You know what else?
I'm having problems purging.
I'm trying to be good and pack up some stuff for charities and give up some more for the garbage man but it's hard.
Usually I'm pretty good at getting rid of stuff but today it just wasn't happening. I wasn't in the mood so I spent a lot of time just taking stuff off of one shelf and putting it on another.
I need to focus.
I need…ice cream.
Or chocolate. Yes, chocolate might help.
Or I need a flood that'll just destroy everything and make it easy to figure out what to throw away.
Or I could always just break open a bottle of wine. I may not get much more done, but at least I'll feel better.