Sunday, 7 April 2013

Clearing the Garage

Whilst we were having the driveway done the spare fridge freezer in the garage decided to blow up. Well it had obviously had enough even though we had only had it about 20 years. They just don't make things to last these days!
Due to the inclement weather we were unable to get rid of it because it means moving stuff. I say "we" because the trailer is a 2 person job. So yesterday I arranged for the Daughter to come round and help as we were having a new second hand one coming.
I started clearing the back of the garage and moved enough stuff to get the old fridge freezer out of its corner and moved the stuff from in front of the trailer so the trailer could be moved. The daughter arrived (with Grandson and 2 dogs who went to watch a video) just in time  to get the trailer moved before the other fridge freezer arrived, which it duly did and was offloaded ontop the driveway.
As the "new" fridge freezer was smaller we decided to moved the cupboard that is in the garage to the corner where the old one was which meant emptying it. I had already emptied the wool stash out of it in the week, because the Mother and I decided if it was in the front room where we knit and watch tv we were more likely to use some of it instead of buying more.......well that is the idea anyway!
OK so after the decision to move the cupboard, the old fridge freezer was shunted onto the driveway and we emptied the rest of the stuff out of the cupboard. We decided to take all the old trichem paints to the tip as they will not paint any more (they have been there for 10 years so it is unlikely they will be used anyway) and we will sort through the rest of the trichem stuff sometime (probably in about another 10 years but there is always hope!) and managed to move the cupboard without it falling apart, and discovered there was another electric point behind it. Hooray we were on a roll. We then moved the "new" fridge freezer into place where the cupboard was and plugged it into the socket we had found and left it to settle before switching in on which will be today now.
All that was left then to do was to put the rest of the stuff back into the garage. So first the trailer which went in tighter to the wall and left more space to get tto the freezer and craft tables, then a decision to have a cuppa which then turned into lunch for all of us. After lunch I said I could manange as the Grandson wanted to do something with the Daughter seeing as the Grandaughter was out with her dad. So they went off and I finished off putting the things back that we are keeping. Stuff went into the car to go to the tip and a load of shelving which will not be used as too small or too big was put back intro the garage to go to the tip in the week when the Daughter can help again as her car boot is longer being an estate.

After a cuppa and a rest I decided the tip was for another day as it was 4ish and the traffic on the road to and from the tip would be horrendous at that time on a saturday, so I did an hour in the garden and planted the black and red currant bushes that I had bought before the snow and filled in the hole that had been dug yet again under my gate having first put another brink in the bottom. I think a fox keeps digging under it but have not seen it although I saw one the other end of the street the other week. Fingers crossed that it is deterred.
I now feel I have achieved something over the easter break apart from knitting and jam making!

Many thanks to the Daughter and to the friends we got the fridge freezer from for delivering it to us.
and today.......back to the jam making, raspberry I think.