Since opening the store, its been a constant struggle to find time to do all of the things I need to do. Since the shop is open 5 days a week, I take my other two days to cram in shopping for us as well as shopping for the store, working on Our Little 1900's house many renovation projects, and all of the handmade projects that make Used to Bees the wonderful place it is. Balance is key in all of this which is most likely why I find myself so entirely scatter brained lately.
Yesterday I greeted my day off bright and early and ready to do some work on a vintage room screen we had purchased a few weeks ago. Stepping out on to the car port I was faced with a disorganized mess. Well, this simply wouldn't do to work in. So, I spent the next hour cleaning and organizing the car port. When I was ready to begin work I stepped up onto the back porch / laundry cemetery and realized this space too needed cleaning badly. This room is screened in on one side and windowed in on another, with no screen door to keep the bugs out it can get pretty filthy.
So I began organizing and decided that since I was organizing I might as well move the washer and dryer out to the curb since we will be getting new- working ones soon. After moving them off the back porch I realized how entirely dirty the carpeting was and since I have never liked carpeting- and never really understood why the previous owners would carpet outside I tore up the carpeting and spikes.
Under it all a half painted and crackled floor appeared and since I was already this far, I decided to paint the floor a nice shade of gray.
Once the paint was dry I realized how much extra space I had now that the washer and dryer were gone. So I moved all of my power tools and paints onto the back porch and set up a neat organized work space. Of course by this time it was getting dark outside and the car port and back porch were looking better then they have ever looked.
Only trouble is, I can't recall what I came outside for in the first place? :)