I hope your Valentine gets you a nice sentimental card and a box of those terrible tasting candy hearts, or better yet, chocolate dipped strawberries! YUM!! What else happens on Valentine's Day? Why it's SOMEONE'S birthday! She might get mad if I tell everyone, so keep it a secret, okay??
As you know, I'm not one to sit around. Oh on occasion I can sit with the best of them, but I get pretty bored watching TV. Sewing only goes so far in that department also. While waiting for the guy who does paving stones, I decided to check out the garage. These flimsy shelves needed to be removed before I filled them up with tons of junk.
I'm extremely lucky in that I even HAVE a garage. There are very few in the neighborhood and mine will actually fit TWO cars. One thing I CAN do is junk things up, so it's better if I'm organized from the beginning.
Most of the bolts holding them to the wall looked like this. I got out my trusty Harbor Freight cheapo-depot socket wrench and went to work. There were 21 of these to remove, and by the end, the socket wouldn't stay on the wrench.
TA-DA!!! All gone. I contemplated paint, but thought maybe it needs texture first? I don't think I'm going there. That's way above my pay grade. I dutifully kept every single bracket as I heard my Dad's voice ... "we should keep these just in case" ... stacking them on the OTHER side of the garage where just as many MORE shelves reside.
My plan is to get some metal shelving, transfer the good stuff, then remove THOSE junk holders. That will have to wait until next week however, because I completely stuffed the garbage can full to the brim.
The paver guy showed up and asked for the husband, who surprisingly got called away to California. He measured the entire front walkway (75 feet long) and the back patio area, as well as both sets of steps. Let me just say that paving stones are not cheap. Nor is anything else when you have an entrance that long. I'll let you know how that goes.
In the meantime, what could be better on Valentine's Day than a huge discount equal to half your age at the QUILT STORE!! Guess where WE are going this morning!!!