Originally Posted by Tango
Not quite a "Day Off" --- Sometimes ya just gotta back up in order to move ahead. This project has been going on so long now that I have completely lost track of many parts and also purchased others 2 or 3 times over the years.
So...today I tried to do a little organizing. It was soon apparent I needed another set of shelves just to sort out all the crap I have accumulated. While at Loews I also nabbed a number of plastic storage containers to help impose some order. By the end of the day I had found a bunch of stuff (bought years ago) that I will soon need and managed to compile more into somewhat recognizable groupings. Still a bit more to go through but hopefully I will cease acquiring more copies of stuff I already have.
ONWARD - ish???
I too am cleaning, I had a hoarder live here for 3 years. During that time my health was pretty poor and I didn't know how much stuff he was dragging home from thrift stores, garage sales, Princess Auto and other places. When I finally showed him the door with help from another room mate, we didn't give him time to grab ANYTHING--he had to send a mutual friend to pick up the essentials of life for him.
Locating those essentials was a pain in the butt because my basement, Poor Pit Stop, my barn, and my storage shed were jam packed FULL of stuff he'd bought and some stuff he stole from us--so I'm glad I never let him have time to pack or I'd be missing a lot more things than I am.
Working in the heat clearing up all the junk (and rats nests) gave my one room mate a heart attack--he ended up in hospital and now has a shunt in one artery!
The rest of us kept cleaning, not only the hoarders junk, but our sick roomie's trailer as well. We've still got work to do in there and I've got to re-pack all the stuff I'm NOT keeping and get it gone.
Lots of stuff to go to the dump too, but we did find a lot of useful things (Like TOOLS!!!) and other things, including a mini woodstove for Pit Stop (TMS Military style) I ordered the kettle that clamps on the chimney so I'll be able to make tea or a meal out in Pit Stop once room-mate Tyler gives Pit Stop a new floor and we build a hearth and get heat shields. (see my post on the Heating thread)
We've found BBQ's, enough tents to house an army and enough dishes, pots, pans and cutlery (silverware--well stainless steel) to sit down and feed that army--we found food of course. Some of it had to be thrown out but most of it was still good and we're using it up.
Travel mugs, water bottles, thermoses in all sizes and shapes--and thats just outside!
cleaning my basement. There's a ton of laundry to be done and got out of here to charity, bedding, books, batteries of all size except for a vehicle battery which I could use as we've borrowed a battery to keep my latest project going
My 1976 16-18 ft Prowler Wilderness--it has 3 "Oh Damn's" A split in the sewage tank, needs the plumbing re-done as the last person who owned it, loaned it out to someone who didn't keep heat in it and didn't drain the water over winter--so we've got some split pipes and the taps are off the kitchen sink, last "Oh Damn is the oven has a glitch, pilot light goes out when the oven gets up to temp. Oh and there's a part we can't get for the furnace, (so 4 "OH DAMN'S)
I never got a chance to clean it before Rob had to live in it after his heart attack, so when we're done with cleaning his trailer, I'll scrub it out and Rob will fix the plumbing
So I've got LOTS on the go. I'll be out in Pit Stop tomorrow evening when it cools off, cleaning out more junk. Cheers all--and if you don't hear from me for a while again, the mess in the basement ate me