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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I'm ashamed to show you my mess but here it is. . If it makes you feel better then that's good... In the spring of 2008, I was hit another strong blow by the flood and all my ceramic stuff was hastily placed in boxes and taken upstairs and stored in four rooms.  All the closets and shelves were filled and boxes everywhere. Any square inch of box space was filled so things were mixed up pretty badly.

I needed major surgery so I did all I could do and just left things as is until now and carried on in my busy farm life and grandmotherhood.

I need to reclaim this room and every other upstairs room and my garage too.
 Below are boxes filled with bisque. This room used to be a nice little spare kitchen for when my son moved back home and his hours didn't coincided with ours. He cut an opening in the wall and turned the two bedrooms into a small apartment. This is now my dye kitchen, but what a mess.

The boxes never got labeled as there wasn't enough time and they were all stacked the best we could to make them fit so the bigger boxes were under and the lighter one were on top. Everything was OK until I started to try to sort categories. So many boxes were opened and dragged here and there.

This was my son's bedroom, living room.  When he came back home to live with us after living away from home he transformed two bedroom into a small apartment.

 Here you can see that I took the comforter off the bed and use the bed as a working space to hold boxes at a comfortable height for my back.  The many different  glazes and underglazes and paints are sorted by types and by numbers and re-boxed so that all the paints can be seen. The boxes are cut and later will be clear wrapped so no paint bottles will get out of place.

I'm using these two tables to separate the glazes by numbers before boxing.

In the closet by the stove, I've got all the acrelic  paints and antiquing etc in boxes already sorted.

More bisque boxes stacked up by the fridge
 Another view from the kitchen. Finding the right size boxes for the paints is a daunting task. The height must be measured and cut and filling the boxes starts.

Only one section of the closet is shown here.
Every shelves is filled with paints and stuff. I've only shown a portion of my stuff. There are stuff in four rooms upstairs. Even bisque on top of my tall dresser.

 After the danger of flooding is passed I'll take everything back to the basement so it can easily all be carted away. I still have a garage full of molds and a room downstairs with molds and equipment. So yo think that you got lots of mess at your house...

I'm going through with this purging. I'm keeping some santas and nativities to make as gifts and one large nativity for myself but everything must go.  Life was so easy before all this flooding... Who's got time for weeding the garden and hooking?

Thanks for looking me up and leaving a comment.  JB