66F – could that be true? At least that’s what our weather graphic will say in Sunday’s paper. Holy kee-rap, nice. What’s even nice is that I have the day off. I feel like singing. It’s been a long tough week here having lost a dear friend and coworker. He was kind, gentle, humble and generous. I’ll keep his spirit with me always.
Projects tomorrow: not much to do with gardening, but sort of. I’ve made a push to get our front walk-in porch cleaned out, the bare drywall mudded and the whole thing painted. My parents recently added new heavy-traffic carpet to their laundry/entry room and were generous in giving me the extra that should just about cover my porches’ entire floor. The point of this renovation is to make better use of storage space for everything from small garden odds n ends to coats, boots, vacuums and brooms. Perhaps even a spot to throw recycles.
The layout is a walk-through, deeper set on the left. We ripped out the old closet with sliding doors, bowed hanging rod and wilting shelf. The 8′ length means plenty of room to add a tower of shelves for stacking pots, potting soil and small, frequently-used tools and a couple levels of shorter rods for long coats, kids coats and snowpants. I’d like to tuck in a couple baskets to hold errant scarves and mittens and have a taller shelf under which my vacuum and broom can be tucked. It’s asking a lot, but here’s hoping. One wall is mudded, seams are taped and I should be well on my way to painting by Thursday – my next day off!