Monday, September 28, 2009

New House - New Stash Closet


We closed on our house last Thursday and no I didn't finish knitting anything.  I did knit a row or two of the hat I'm working on just to say that I knitted in my new house.  For the first 3 days it seemed that I just walked around and looked at the house.  I started to clean bits and pieces but I stared more then I cleaned.
There is a lot of maintenance that needs to be done. While hubby got the gutters re-attached and free of mud and muck, I cleaned about one sixth of the kitchen.  Just enough to make some food and a lot of coffee.  Although if I had cleaned that much kitchen here in Manhattan I would have cleaned the kitchen and the bathroom twice! LOL!
We cleaned out the wood stove and chimney so we could have a couple of cozy fires.  A cord and a half of wood was delivered early Saturday morning, it took us 2 hours to stack it all.  To some it may not seem like a lot of wood but for me it was a lot of wood!  
On Saturday afternoon, we went to the Garlic Festival in Saugerties, NY We had no idea what we were in for so we went late in the afternoon.  This fair is huge with lots of great garlic, music, garlic merchandise and garlicky food. Next year we will be going earlier and making a full day of it.  We either ate or came home with pulled pork, pickles, garlic ice cream, garlic blackened string beans, coconut shrimp, salsa's galore, sauerkraut, jelly and jam, vinegar, garlic shots and a couple of garlic braids.  Good thing we both love garlic!
I finally stopped starring and got around to really cleaning on Sunday and knocked out the upstairs bathroom and my bedroom including a large walk in closet.
I now have a place to stash some wool and get it out of my son's closet.  It didn't matter before but now the teenager has discovered girls and become a clothes stallion.  Little does he know that its going in his closet upstate. Hehehe! Hear that wool stash - country air.

BTW - I cannot lift my arms above my neck today - it was a lot of wood!

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