Things are crazy busy and out of the norm.
My poor husband had a stroke a week ago. It was scary day and has turned out lives upside down for a bit.
He’s doing very well and is making progress everyday.
Over this past weekend he entered a rehab program to work on recovering the use of his left hand and to hopeful walk again on his own. They’re very confident he will walk completely on his own and regain some use of his left hand, but more than likely it won’t be the same as before.
He was left handed. I joked with him and welcomed him to the right hand club.
I’ve spent the week cutting his food, picking things up for him, moving his things around in the hospital room, keeping everyone up to date on Facebook and most importantly, being by his side. It was a long week.
We made it through.
As my husband works on the challenge of his life, I worked on a new project in the basement.
That brings us to today’s post.
A new Heap of Change Challenge project.
Last week I started the challenge off with a small but important project, the coat closet. If you missed it you can read all about it by visiting Heap of Challenge Coat Closet.
Over the weekend I headed to the basement…
Enter at your own risk!
This area of my basement is my work/junk/laundry area.
And yes, it’s a mess.
It would really be nice to use the work area.
If only I could get to the table.
This is the area opposite of the workbench. Oh, look! The pile of items from the closet.
First, I cleaned up the area opposite of the workbench.
The biggest problem I have is wood storage. To solve that problem, I cleaned off two shelving units and placed them side by side. I was able to use the bottom of the shelves as wood storage but still have storage for other nonwood items.
I really would like a wooden rack to store all of my scrap wood, but this will work for now.
I have a ton of pallet wood stored on my porch at this very moment. I would love to move it all to the basement, but that would take the entire shelf or maybe more. Hmmm, I will have to come up with something.
Wow, maybe now I can actually use the work area.
I’m thinking about adding some pallet shelves above the workbench and maybe some crate storage below the bench.
That will have to wait for now, I’m in cleaning mode.
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For more challenge details visit the Heap of Change Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your Heap of Change.
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