About a month after we moved into the Harlow House,
our garage became "the dump."
Since our cars don't fit inside the garage,
we began treating it like storage space.
We threw things in there that we didn't know what to do with.
You know, like camping and beach gear, dress-ups,
bikes, motorcycles, tools, holiday stuff, and I also came across a can of corn.
I decided I would finally tackle it and wrote on our family wall calendar:
"THE GREAT GARAGE CLEAN-UP. "
I dedicated my whole day to the cause.
The North Carolina humidity was a killer in my hot garage.
While working, I listened to a new book on audio called Saints.
It's about the inspiring true stories of the women and men who dedicated
their lives to establishing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
all over the world. It has been fascinating and eye-opening.
I am so thankful for my heritage and the men and women who sacrificed
so much so I can enjoy religious freedoms.
Then I asked Mr. Nielson to help me put together shelving, and then
take me out to lunch on his motorcycle.
I needed a little break, and foooood to keep me moving
because I was fading fast. And super hot.
And I was beginning to feel grumpy.
We changed clothes, and off we went.
I finished THE GREAT GARAGE CLEAN-UP
just minutes before I needed to pick up Lottie at the bus stop.