In the garagePosted: February 10, 2013
The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
~ Herbert Hoover
The Capture Your 365 prompt for today takes us into the garage. Our garage is a mess right now. That’s not my fault. The garage is not my responsibility as far as cleaning and organizing go. I learned many years ago that there are some things the man of the house prefers to do himself. Organizing and cleaning the garage is one of those things.
That doesn’t mean I don’t go in the garage. I do. All the time. I have some of my own stuff stored out there, and I do use some of the tools. I just make sure I put them back where I got them. I know how important it is to have your tools organized in a way you like. I also know how annoying it is when someone uses your tools and then forgets to put them back or puts them in a place other than where you like to keep them.
The window to the porch pictured above has a shelf attached in the garage. That’s where we put food, drinks, etc., that we’re taking out to the porch. It’s convenient to the kitchen where there is a door that leads to the garage. The rest of the garage is taken up with bikes, skis, sleds, other sporting equipment, more tools, ladders, and on one side, the car. It’s a two-car garage, but we only have one car so we use the other half for storage.
M has been out pruning the maple trees. The pruning resulted in sap-cicles. Sap leaks from the cuts in the tree and freezes. It’s sweet and yummy. Maple tapping doesn’t usually start in northeast Ohio until mid to late February, but some folks have already been tapping their trees due to the warm winter we’ve had. (I wrote this post some time ago about maple syrup in Ohio, if you’re interested.)
We had another sunny morning. Clouds started moving in this afternoon. Rain and wind will be here sometime tonight. Does the world seem windier to you? It does to me. A lot of strong winds have been blustering and blowing through the Bogs the past few years.
I can’t think of much else to write about today. It’s that time of year when not too much happens. M and I have been working around the house and property which is not exactly thrilling blog fodder.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you had a good weekend, and that you got a chance to step outside and visit with Mother Nature.
Be good, be kind, be loving, just Be. 🙂