Monday, October 5, 2009

I've dug out!



















The walk-in junk drawer is empty. Here are the before and after pictures to prove it. The desk and file cabinet will be moved by someone else. The boxes in the corner are new shelves waiting to be assembled.

The cloth on the desk is a table cover from Turkey that I'll use to make valances.

Thank you -- a huge thank you -- to my husband who hauled file box after file box in our faithful red wagon, to the garage to keep or to the trash to throw or to the car to donate to our favorite thrift shop

Speaking of our favorite thrift shop. I found out today it pays to donate where you're a frequent shopper. When I took today's load, the lady helping me said, "Oh, wait! I have something for you." She handed me an item from yesterday's load which had included a stack of new, never used photo albums. Except this album had family pictures in it. Guess I got a little too enthusiastic in my clearing yesterday.

Now I can leave with a clear conscience to go with my husband and daughter on a ministry trip. More on that later.

And when I return, I'll start the next half--putting the room back together again.

7 comments:

Whitney said...

Oh, congratulations. It's beautiful!

I'm a new blog reader and a (somewhat) newly wed. It's good to see what digging out of the lies can do. I'm off to do the same thing after we move tomorrow...I'm a little nervous.

Congrats again - I can't wait to see what you do with it!

thepipers said...

I'm proud of you for posting pictures of your mess for all to see. I'd want to hide that part, just show the end result. That's a step of humility that really touched me as I read the post.

You've done such amazing work.

Sunny said...

I bet it has all that echoey sound of an empty room. An empty room holds so much promise

Connie said...

Way to Go Noel...I hope the putting it back together is as successful as the clearing it out.

jessicamelling said...

Wonderful! I did similar project of desk organizing today, and boy is it refreshing to have a clean slate again.

Mother H. said...

OH DEAR -- PREACHER JOHN, "UNDER THE TABLE" ?? (Figuratively, only !!)

Anonymous said...

It was rather interesting for me to read the blog. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything that is connected to this matter. BTW, why don't you change design :).