Saturday, July 23, 2011

Life, Liberty and the persuit of a clean garage

Making it all fit and function, part 256.

As the Beastie Boys say, "Well, it's, 50 cups of coffee and you know it's on,
I move the crowd to the break, of break of dawn, Can't rock the house without the" clean garage... or something like that to steal some Friday Lyrics mojo from Christi at Pedestrian Runner.  Friday was an up at 3:30am and GO GO GO until 10pm when I went to bed kind of day.  I need a recovery day from my vacation day from work!  =)

It was a WORK day, that's for sure.  No, not the day job, it was a home project long overdue.  I took the day off work to tackle the projects head on!  No commercials, NO MERCY!

  1. Long Bike Ride - 60ish miles
  2. 30 Minute BRIK Run
  3. Clean / Organize Basement and Garage - they were getting unusable and cluttered.  For those of you single people with a house and no kids, get ready.  Kids stuff takes up a lot of space if you don't keep up with it.
  4. Re-caulk Shower
  5. Web Site Work
  6. If we had time, take R2 with the dogs to the dog park - it has lake access for them to cool off in the heat.
  1. 46 miles on the bike.  I needed to get it in before Em left for work cause there was no way I wanted to ride in the 100 degree predicted heat and I didn't get up early enough.
  2. No run.  Ran out of time.
  3. Done and done.  Hung some cabinets, took some stuff to my mom's HUGE basement, trashed some stuff and ORGANIZED!  We can now use the entire garage and basement area!!  See before and after below.  This took from 9am until 5:30pm with only a half hour to eat lunch and watch Little Couple on DVR.  Love that show!  Hence... the list kind of sputtered after this.
  4. Didn't happen.
  5. Didn't happen.
  6. Didn't happen.

I swear that cleaning the garage and basement was more demanding than any half ironman or training day I have done in a long time.  I don't think I have been this sore the day after a HIM...

Thanks goodness this wasn't an OSHA reviewed job site or else I would have been written up for smashing my thumbing while wrenching on lag bolts for the cabinets.  Thought I might have broken a bone, but I think it's just severely bruised.

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