Spring Cleaning

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Our garage has been accumulating dirt and junk all winter: piles of Christmas lights, tools lain around, dirt/snow crud on the floor. Today it was unseasonably warm so Nancy and I used the opportunity to give the garage a spring cleaning.

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Dirty Garage – as usual, Sam wanted to be in the picture

We spent the afternoon sweeping, organizing and picking up while the kids rode their bikes around and enjoyed the nice weather. After a good scrubbing and rinsing of the garage floor we were able to enjoy the fruits of our labors.

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Clean Garage

Moving around the power equipment gave me the idea to go out and till the garden. Tilling the garden in the spring is a tricky issue. Do it too early and you end up with a muddy mess that later dries out into hard-packed dirt clods. Do it too late when the soil is already dried out and you end up with a swirling dust cloud.

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Fortunately, I timed it right and the soil was a nice crumbly condition after tilling. We’ll give it another tilling in a couple of weeks and then be ready for the early-season plantings.

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5 Comments

  1. Lori says:

    Wow, looks good. Remember my suggestion that we give homemade Christmas gifts? How about if you and Nancy draw my name or Bun’s and come do our garage! I want it to look just like yours.

  2. mom says:

    BYUFan, you are looking very svelte.

  3. BYUFan says:

    Thanks. I’m trying to get even svelter before my 20 year high school reunion in July. Hopefully I’ll be able to drop another 15 pounds before then.

  4. nathan says:

    Wow BYUFan, I am impressed, you do look much skinnier in this photo. How much have you lost? I feel like I have stalled out on my weight loss but that is partly because I freak out and weigh myself every day. I am down about 50lbs since December but when you are big as I am it is difficult to see. Keep it up you really are looking good.

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