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Enjoying the Outside

We have insane weather in the Midwest. Once second we will have short sleeve, flip-flop weather and then the next day we are wearing our coats. Last year on the day we broke ground, it was May 2nd and of course it snowed. See the blog post here: http://villagecapecod.com/only-in-kansas/. This weekend it was no different. We heard Saturday would hit 70 degrees and by that next morning we would have a light snow on the ground. We didn’t want to miss the chance to tackle the shed and garage.

Before Shed

A ton of our furniture in here is going on Craigslist. I will miss my porch swing, but our new porch doesn’t have room for it.
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Before Garage

Everything had to go out to get this place cleaned and swept, but our bag of mortar. I don’t know how we are going to move it to our basement!
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The entire family chipped in, some of use complaining the whole time, but we got it cleaned out and organized. Note to self: Never leave grass seed in the shed. The outcome is not nice. The ground squirrels and mice lived in it. We found a ton of evidence they left for us.

After Shed

This shed has an upstairs too. You can see the stairs in the picture. I did climb up to store my shutters and flower boxes up there. I cherish these items, because a good friend that has passed made them for our house. I think they will be pretty protected up there, so if we ever decided to put them back on the house we will have them. Eventually, I will clean the upstairs of the sheet out. It has a bunch of old wood and blinds that the person before us put up there. I just haven’t had the time to do it yet.
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After Garage

Some of this stuff is going on Craigslist; the rest will stay in the garage. I want to organize it like I had before with pegboards to hang everything on. Originally we didn’t have sheet rock on the walls, but we had to put it up to pass inspection. We thought about tearing it down, but I am sure it would be more of a mess then it is worth.
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Once summer hits, I am going to power wash the shed and garage to get it really cleaned out. Even with the nice weather, I didn’t want to attempt to do that. It’s a good thing we got to it on Saturday, because this is what we woke up to this morning:

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