July 26, 2011
My Day at Home
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. It’s a fun challenge to prepare and post on a regular basis. However, this week, my blog team is taking a well-deserved rest and I have decided to repost some of the most popular blogs from the past. I hope you are all enjoying the summer and staying as cool as can be.
Last Friday, quite miraculously, I had nothing scheduled to pull me away from home. After a good night sleep, I had a vigorous workout with my trainer, Mary Tedesco. Feeling energized, I decided to tackle a couple of cleaning and organizing projects in the equipment barn and also in the offices down at the stable. It's amazing how much stuff one can accumulate. After going through closets, drawers, and shelves, I got busy and made some labels. I am a big fan of label makers and post-it notes to keep things neat and organized. When those projects were done, I drove into town to purchase a few things that were needed. Believe it or not, days like this are fun for me!
1 This building is aptly called the equipment barn. The floor is a sealed cement slab, which cleans up rather nicely.
2 Garden tools are washed and hung after each use.
3 The heavy machinery is also stored here.
4 I noticed that the wood on this door is bleeding through the paint. It will need refinishing.
5 Of course, I found a broken truck part and Fernando had to explain how it happened. I wasn't happy.
6 Because I like to be organized, I often use a label maker.
7 I got busy and made labels.
8 Everything should have its own place.
9 Mike, my property manager keeps a relatively neat office.
10 Bins of supplies are stacked and labeled accordingly for fast and easy access.
11 However, I noticed that more labels were needed.
12 NO DIRTY SHOES allowed upstairs!
13 KEEP DOORS CLOSED on this door
14 TAKE SHOES OFF before entering
15 I wonder how long before this task gets done?
16 I also noticed that this green stool was missing a screw. I added that to my list for the hardware store.
17 The dogs are always up for a car ride.
18 I really like to shop at Katonah Paint & Hardware. Lucky me - there was a parking spot right in front of the store.
19 I needed some brass hooks, which they had plenty of.
20 This is a real classic hardware store with drawers full of supplies - not the pre-packaged variety.
21 Bill is always friendly and helpful.
22 And, he had a close enough match to the screw for my green stool. Now I need to locate the touch-up paint.
23 I also needed a door closer to replace the one on the house storm door that slammed and nearly broke the night before.
24 Next, I took a jaunt down the street to the Village Market, where I purchased celery for my fresh vegetable juice and milk and raw sugar cubes for my cappuccino.
25 While I was paying, my cell phone rang. It was a business call. No such thing as a day off.
26 Back at home, I am removing the label from the door opener. Go figure! Of course, the phone is always ringing.
27 This is a stubborn label.
28 Goof Off has many good uses.