Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm Pooped!!

View of garage before we started sorting and tossing

Conclusion of our Saturday work. (Next Saturday - the back wall)

This past week the maintenance man from our association met me at my garage to see if the problem of the squirrel and foul odor inside our three connecting garages could be solved. He climbed up into the rafters to get a closer look at the vents and confirmed what I had suspected - there is a hole in the plastic screening that covers the interior of the vent in my garage. Mr. Squirrel (the rat!), can jump from a tree onto the garage roof and stretch down to the vent and make his entrance. The maintenance man said he could replace the screening with metal screening and thus, block the entrance for him.

As for the odor, the association manager instructed my neighbor and me to move everything in our garages to see if there is a dead critter lying about. Colleen (my next-door garage neighbor) managed to move all of her things Thursday night. It only took her an hour! Yesterday I stopped at Wal*Mart and bought a few Rubbermaid bins for transferring some of my treasures from cardboard cartons. My dear friend, Nancy, came over to help me this morning. We started at 8:30 and stopped at 1:15 - with two trips to a Salvation Army drop-off site mixed in. With temperatures in the low 90's and the humidity and dew point sky high (don't know the exact number), I am now pooped!

We managed to get through both sides of the garage storage. The back shelves are yet to do. Ugh!! Hopefully next Saturday will be much cooler and dryer. Please, Lord?


Sarita said...

Donna, that is crazy. I pulled out the weed whacker this afternoon, and quickly decided it was so sticky, the weeds could wait for their whacking.

Love the new layout too.

MamaD4 said...

Hey, good for you on the Salvation Army run--at least now you've got room for some new dishes!

E Manders said...

Shew! You deserve a nice cold summer treat of some kind as a reward for your hard work. Silly rascal squirrel!!