No. 2 Sis came by today to help out with my de-hoarding. Of course, I wanted to rearrange furniture in the Queen bedroom and make it all pretty, even though my artwork project isn’t done (started) yet. Sis said “No, show me the studio”. Yikes. She is one of the few that has seen the art studio that I made from the second bedroom. It’s in rough shape.

In my defense, although I really don’t have to defend myself (I’m feeling a little defensive now), I have a lot of stuff in there that I inherited when my Dad passed on. My BFF “L” lost her Mom within 24 hours of Dad’s passing, so I inherited a lot of stuff from her too. But that was FIVE YEARS AGO! And I haven’t been able to use the room since.

North wall.

North wall.

South wall.

South wall.

No. 2 Sis and I spent hours upon hours sorting and packing things for Goodwill, the trash, and recycling. We got 15 bags and boxes out of there! I get a lot more done with No. 2 Sis there, as she is an amazing (dogged, stubborn, unflagging, never-say-die) taskmistress. I’m so grateful for her help! I’m also exhausted!

The after photo isn’t terribly impressive yet, but you’ll see the top layer of the south wall has been cleared, and though you can’t see it very well, a lot of stuff from the floor under the library table was cleared. You can kind of get an idea of how many hours have passed too, from the change in the light outside.

The beginning of the after.

The beginning of the after.

You know, after I admitted in my last post that I wasn’t the hostess with the most-est, No. 2 Sis reminded me I’m having a house guest all next week. You may be surprised that I’d forget that, but did I mention I’m exhausted? Why, oh why didn’t we clean the living, kitchen and dining room, where all my art projects and supplies have migrated over the last five years? I can always shut the door on the studio. I know what I’ll be doing after work every night this week. One thing at a time, one thing at a time, one thing at a time…..(trying to not get overwhelmed, this is the first time I’ve had a deadline). One thing at a time.

Stay tuned…