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In this weeks edition:

A little progress…
Well, the weather sure has changed. As most of you probably did… I saw my first flakes of snow over the weekend. I always like the first snow, but it doesn’t take much to do me.
I took advantage of the nasty weather and tackled my garage. With my able assistant and grandson Jamie we struck out early Saturday morning to meet the enemy. The first obstacle was trying to figure out just where to start. As I mentioned before… my garage was a complete disaster. We eventually chose to start close to the door. That way, we could move things out as we came to them and at least make a little walking room.
It wasn’t long before we had the driveway and car port full of “stuff”. As the day progressed, and it was a long day, we managed to fill five very large garbage bags with items that were either total trash or just junk that was no longer useful.
Jamie came across a few treasures in the process. He managed to find a couple of knives, a suitcase, a cooler and several water bottles. He as thrilled to have the findings and I was ecstatic about getting them out of the garage. We made a pile of duplicate hand tools for his brother, Sam, who has just gotten his first truck.
I found lots of stuff that I had forgotten about. For example, I recently bought some new ratchet straps because all of mine had disappeared. Well, they were hiding in the garage. I found them in several different locattions but by the time I finished and organized them, I realized that I had enough to secure about any load you could imagine.
As I was finishing up Saturday, I went to put my electric leaf blower back on the shelf where I store it. Unfortunately, that shelf is just below one of three windows in my garage. I guess I was in a little too much of a hurry and did not gently put the machine on the shelf. The end result was the handle went though the window. So, for the next hour we secured the opening with plywood and a big helping of Gorilla Tape. It should be good till spring.
I made another pass Sunday afternoon and cleaned off my work bench. Surprisingly, that bench has a wooden surface… it had been so long since I had seen it, I had forgotten.
It’s not perfect by any means but at least I can now walk through it and get to mine and Jeanine’s motorcycles which need cleaned, waxed and covered for the winter… that will definitely have to wait for another day…

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