Sunday, May 17, 2015

Silver Lining

Remember this? I wrote it over 7 years ago, when Larry had to clean out our laundry room in order for some plumbing work to be done. If you have read this blog for any length of time, you can probably guess that the laundry room didn't stay cleaned out.  Au contraire, I had resigned myself over the intervening years to treading an ever narrower path to the washer and dryer, while most of the room was taken over by what both Larry and I euphemistically called "The Pile" - literally, a pile of stuff that found its home in the middle of the laundry room floor and kept growing.

Sure, we should have done something about it; but what with Larry being a natural pack rat and my being busy with raising kids, keeping house, homeschooling, and becoming addicted to Words With Friends, I just couldn't keep up with all the junk that ended up down there.  Occasionally I would challenge myself to remove 3 items a day, but I could never keep up with it.  And there was the time a few weeks ago when I sneaked 15 half-empty cans of paint out of the house because a friend's son was collecting hazardous materials for his Eagle Scout project.

15, people - that's just embarrassing.  And that number doesn't even include all the smaller jars of paint samples that went with them.

Excuse me while I swoon...

Well, at long last, my junk problem seems to be solved, because glory hallelujah, the HVAC guys are coming tomorrow; and, in order to allow them to install the AC and furnace,  Larry needs to clean out the laundry room and the basement area (which is FULL of leftover construction material from his insulation hobby).  Now not only will we not have to endure humidity thick enough to swim in, but I will also be able to reclaim the entire lower level of my house. Not to mention regaining my own peace of mind - let's face it, worrying about our fuse box and gas line being surrounded by flammable material was never conducive to a good night's sleep.

In other words, this HVAC installation that is costing us a fortune? Worth every penny.