The Outback Is Now Spider Free

I've been away from home quite a bit recently. According to my Sleeping Around calendar, I've only slept at home 9 nights since Nov. 15th*. Well, Ma has taken advantage of that time to tackle the Outback as her latest retirement-induced project.

(For those of you who don't know, the Outback is the garage/my room*. Concrete floors, lack of heat, plywood walls, and less than precise "finish carpentry" all add to the place's charm.)

With the help of the neighbor, Ma tore up the old carpet*, painted the concrete floors, and relocated all my spider friends. The place looks spic and span now (although IMHO less welcoming.*) One product of this epic cleaning is that my many piles of artifacts-of-my-life have now become fewer yet larger piles that demand to be gone through. Going through the piles is fun, but seeing them be weeded out is kind of sad. I guess that's how it goes.

The upside of pile reduction is the few blog posts that I hope it will produce. Scanned in personal crap that I at one time felt strongly enough to put in a pile under the bed instead of the garbage? What's not to look forward to?

(Oh, and it should be said that while I wasn't (and am still not really) a fan of this cleaning/reorganizing/etc. project, the ladies did a great job making the place look presentable. They say it smells much nicer too. I can't confirm that one.)
Sunday February 7 2010File under: misc

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on Mon 08th Feb, 2010 05:28 am PST Saxtor said:
Carpet, painted concrete? I thought the outback's "floor" was simply a pit that stretched to the center of the Earth, that had been filled with dirty clothes and papers. Crazy stuff!
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on Mon 08th Feb, 2010 06:18 pm PST andrew said:
Looks great, Margot. Now turn it into a sauna and make your son live in the garden.
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on Thu 11th Feb, 2010 05:02 pm PST Margaret said:
A'Drew, you are brilliant! I've been looking for a place for a sauna! I hadn't given it a thought.
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