When John built this house back in 2003-2004, he made room for a huge pantry. We always planned to put in permanent shelving but never could agree on the design...wire shelves, wooden shelves, glass shelves? Well, after lots of talks and discussions and disagreements we finally came to an understanding that wire shelving was the way to go. John decided he was finally ready to start this project and I recommended he start with one wall and go from there. We've used flimsy metal shelves that we bought as a stopgap when we lived in military housing in Rhode Island. (see picture #4) He went last weekend and bought the hardware to begin the project...while I was at work on Friday he emptied the pantry (wow is that room big!). And he began to attach the standards and brackets and shelves...Here is what I came home to on Friday...
Yes, there was food and utensils and pots and pans everywhere, even in the foyer.
While John was and drilling and doing what men do when they have power tools to play with, Mom and I went through all the food items and pitched everything that had expired. Then we labelled all the containers so we;d know what was in them - wheat flour, cornmeal, saltines, cereal, etc. We are now slowly re-loading the pantry, Anything that we don't use, or haven't used in the last 5 years, is being donated to the local LDS Church for their garage sale next month, the proceeds of which go to camp scholarships. This picture makes me so darned happy!
And now you know why I call him Mr. Wonderful....he only does quality work and I never have to worry that things are going to fall down on top of me.
We got a donation at the library - well, that's nothing new...we get them a lot-- this week there was one particular book that had all us girls tickled. The book was a small one,
We learned a lot from this little gem. For example,
Flowers sent by a secret admirer might be coated with poison.
Gesticulate like crazy to stop an ornery ox.
And here's another:
Never interrupt a voodoo doctor.
Or this one:
Even with an active lifestyle, being prompt is important.
But my favorite was:
When the lights suddenly go out, hold onto your diamonds for dear life.
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