I’ve returned to Just Kate to spread the good news about the Woman Den. Back in the last week of September D recruited some fantastic help to make a final push.
This involved ripping out a garage door that did not open (what were the previous owners up to, exactly?), replacing some rotted flooring, and putting in a new wall where the door once stood, complete with insulation and drywall. The main thing I learned was to stay out of D’s way when he is on a roll. The secondary thing I learned was how to use a chalk line.
The woman den is cozier than ever. It is faster to heat up in the winter and stays cooler in the heat (the sun used to blaze right through that garage door). It has been a real treat this past fall to use my treadmill out of the wind.
On a minimizing note, D and I have gone through the storage section of the woman den and made quite a dent. A whole box of Christmas stuff – mostly linens – is gone, with two boxes kept. That is a reduction of 33% in Christmas crap, er, treasures. Also, D has been convinced to reduce his Navy and Boy Scout memorabilia. Like everything else minimized, it’s a process.
We do not have a lot left in storage in the Woman Den and I’m confident all of my crafting tools and supplies will fit nicely when the time comes. Oh dear. Did I say ‘confident’? That has never been a good way to start out…