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Hockey is over. Three cheers…hip-hip…
No really, I will miss it. I will miss the hockey, I will miss the terrific kids, and I will miss their parents who I sat with every weekend for the last six months, and now the only time I will see them is sitting across the field when my boys play soccer against theirs, where I will wave and say hello, and then say suck-it!! I’m just kidding guys, I would never say that!
And my boys will miss all their hockey buddies, taking out all their boy-hoodedness on the ice, and I just don’t know what they’ll do for the next month until soccer starts, but I’m pretty sure someone will draw blood.
One thing is certain thou, for me, I have a few little house-hold projects in mind. I haven’t done them yet, but I thought I’d share with you what I have in mind, and then maybe post the afters, providing they turn out ok. All projects will be completed on a budget because that is how I roll!
First of all, this is my laundry room. The truth is, this was a very good day. Sad? yes. But typically, this room is so full of clothes that I have to smell them to see what ones are clean and what ones are dirty. Oh, like you’ve never done that?
This is the entry way to the basement from the outside, where we have our cats litter box. And I’ll just say it: We call it The Cat-Shit-Room. I could try to pretty it up. But, there really is no other name for a room where we house our kitty-litter. I hate this room. Clearly. How can one like a room called The Cat-Shit-Room? And I don’t know how I can fix this room to make me like it unless my cats started to poop gold nuggets. And try as I might, I have been unable to find something that will enable them to do that on E-bay.
And this…this is “the door”. I love this door. I think it’s mysterious. It’s always locked and one might think there’s a torture chamber inside. In fact, it’s a sauna.
Our home was previously owned by Norwegians and they like to sweat. We used it once I think; maybe twice, and after both times we had to go to a loan shark to pay the power bill. Since then we’ve used it for storage. How lame, but on the upside, we got to keep our fingers.
When I take people around the house and I show them the sauna you can just see the look of disappointment on their face. As if to say, “You mean to tell me that you have a sauna and I could be in it relaxing but instead I’m looking at your half finished craft projects?”
So, I decided to do something about it, I’m just not sure what. But here are my options:
An organized craft closet. The Pro- I’ll have a place where I’ll house all of my supplies, my two sewing machines, material and stuff like that. The Con- Having a room isn’t going to actually get the crafts completed. I know!
A wine cellar- How cool would it be to have a wine cellar?! I could make wine, like when DAvid and I were dating. We always had a carboy of wine going, and I was always drunk. The Con- I suppose that is also a con.
A canning room- It would be a perfect cold, dry place for all the tomatoes, pickles and peaches I can. The Con- I don’t actually know how to can. I suppose I could learn… or more realistically, I could buy already canned stuff.
Keep it as a sauna- The Pro- It could be considered an asset to the value of the house, and it would be nice to use it. The Con- I would have to get a second job to pay the electricity, and I’d have to get all kinds of shinny robes and expensive oils, just like Jerry Seinfield on the Threesome episode.
So, help a sister out, internet… what should I do with the room behind the cool door?