I have been busy over the last few days.
Sunday morning EJ and I bought our tenth load of firewood. We considered–briefly–buying another load, but decided we were too, too tired. We parked the truck–with the wood still in it–and went grocery shopping. On the way to the grocery store, we passed a barn that had been destroyed by the storm. It had debris scattered along the road for quite some ways. I could only take this quick picture as we drove past because there was a car behind us. This barn was only a few miles from our house. I am so glad these destructive storm totally missed us! On our way home from shopping we drove through the damaged town. There were downed trees and branches all over, some of them were quite large. Here is a picture of taken at park in the town:
Yesterday we began cleaning out and organizing the kitchen food cupboards. We discarded food that got pushed to the back of the shelves and is now too old. We sorted food that we will donate to a food pantry because we have changed some of our food habits in recent years) or which was too old. I found new containers for some food–like dry beans and herbs–and I made sure everything was labeled. I rearranged everything so foods we use more often are at eye level.
The weather reports warned that we could have severe storms today with dangerous hail, damaging wind, and a possibility of tornadoes. There was talk that it could be even worse than the storms on Friday. Instead, we had non-threatening rain all day. I’m glad. I don’t want to have to deal with power outages or storm damage.
The rainy day made it a good time to continue reorganize. I mostly finished the pantry today. Then I cleaned out the fridge, which involved getting rid of old food and washing all the shelves. I also got a good start cleaning out the media closet, which is a small closet in the living room located in the empty space under the stairs. It’s rather small and cramped, but has been great for storing out videos and DVDs. Since we no longer have a video-player, I dragged out all the videos and put them in bags to donate. I kept the DVDs. I also will sort through the homeschool stuff, which we no longer need and the organize the closet the way that I want.
There is something about autumn that makes me feel like organizing. I only spontaneously decided to organize the pantry and it has spread to the refrigerator, living room, media closet. Who knows where it will end?
But right now I am tired and my feet hurt. I will spend the rest of the evening resting.