This may be the longest I have left up my Christmas decorations, but they're being put away today. The biggest reason they're still up is due to the cold weather we've had.
My containers for nearly all of my decorations are stored in the garage, and I happen to have a garage that's not handy. It's about 70' or more from my front door. And to get to my shelving, I have to back out the car.
A few years ago I thought of a solution, inspired by the film The Shawshank Redemption. If only I could secretly dig a basement under my unit (you know, spoonful by spoonful - taking any dirt far away from here in a cottage cheese container), I could double my square footage, and eventually dig a tunnel to my garage, eliminating any need to trudge through snow to get to my car. The new underground space could also serve me well in summer during any tornado warnings. Wouldn't this be cool?! So far, it remains only in my dreaming state.
I just checked and it's now 27 degrees. As soon as I've had my lunch, I guess I'll make a few trips back and forth to my garage. It will be nice to have my decorations stored again until next Christmas.