Monday, June 27, 2016

Who would post about cleaning a shop??

Now that Poppy has retired from his full time job, and working part time, and off every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, well, I am finding less time to blog, but more time to get some big jobs done around the house.


Jobs like cleaning out the shop! What a mess, and you should have seen it last week! Poppy said to me, "I wish you would start cleaning out the shop, maybe that would get me in the mood to get in there and clean too".  So, after squeezing my way through the shop door, I carried out five big barrel deer feeders and three deer tree stands and made room for them under the shed...where those things should have been stored in the first place! Now we can at least walk in the shop! It worked! When Friday got here, Poppy could hardly wait to get started.


That's Dale Earnhardt, Jr. standing in front of a dozen more Nascar driver stand-ups. There must be ten or more large chests of Nascar, along with baseball and basketball collectibles packed away in here that Poppy is putting up for sale, plus we are planning to have a big yard sale, soon!


a tangled mess of fishing rods,

but we are getting there...


Okay, I'm sure you have seen enough shop pictures, but one more...


Remember Poppy's brother Joe who passed away about three years ago? Joe was a carpet designer. A few years before Joe died, he designed and made this rug using a picture he had drawn himself of a buffalo in snow. He gave the rug to Poppy for Christmas that year. 

Okay, I will be surprised if you are still reading. :) Maybe my next post will be beautiful! Time to get busy.

One more thing...thank you for the comments about taking osteoporosis bone building medications. I have decided to stay away from them all, at least for now.  Once that injection is in my body, there is no changing my mind. I'm taking vitamin D3 and Calcium Citrate with magnesium, drinking whole milk, and trying to eat healthy. :)

Hope to be back here soon.

Love,
Henny

19 comments:

  1. It is always good to see a proper clear out and clean up taking place. It gives a timely nudge to those of us who have a glory hole to sort out.

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  2. Wow you all did a great job on the building. You always right a great post!

    Love you bunches!

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  3. The shop looks wonderful. How long will it stay all orderly? That's always the acid test and is often failed.

    Is there some reason you are not considering one of the one a week tablets like fosamax? I've been taking it for a good long time (with a year or two year vacation every so often) with no side effects at all. I know side effects do pop up for some people but with the pills if they do appear you can always just stop taking it and try some other one. The once or twice a year injections really would be so much more convenient but I have wondered, as you have, what you do if obnoxious (or worse) side effects show up? Just put up with them (what ever they may be) until time for the next injection and then discontinue the process?

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    1. Hey Vic! The once a week pill is what I want to do. Here's my story. The doctor who sent me for the bone density scan and found out about the osteoporosis put me on the weekly Fosamax. In three months, my jaw bones began popping, driving me crazy! Then a tooth broke in half. I panicked and took myself off the pill. Went back to my regular doctor, he said it was all a coincidence and thought I should take the Reclast injection (a yearly shot). I asked about getting back on Fosamax, that way I could stop again if there were side effects, he got a little huffy and said, both medicines are problematic. If you don't want to treat the problem, don't treat it. Last week I tried the osteoporosis specialist and she thinks I should take the Prolea shot, twice a year. After reading the side effects on Prolea, I don't want that shot either. I have another bone density scan scheduled for next month. When I go back to the specialist I am going to ask if she will prescribe Fosamax again. My sister and my Mother were on Fosamax...for ten years without any problems. Thank you Vic.

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  4. Are you telling us you put the rug Poppy's brother made on the shop floor? Shame on you. I suppose though brother will never know since he's gone. Rugs are difficult to hide if one happens not to be your favorite design. All these bone drugs drive me nuts. I'm scared to take them and scared not to take them. I do not have osteoporosis but the doctor still wants me taking something to be sure the bones stay healthy and strong. Grrr I take the once a week pill, calcium and vitamin D. I understand it's a myth that milk is a good source of calcium. Apparently green leafy vegetables are better. (check that out) It is so much work to stay healthy as you age.

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    1. I know Linda, about the rug. Poppy wants it in "his" shop. We are going to move it to one end where it will stay cleaner. I didn't know that about milk. I do love milk! Better start picking up a bunch of kale to bring home and cook. Thank you!

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  5. Your shop looks so tidy and organized, a place for everything.
    I think I would hang the rug on the wall, away from any dirty feet.
    Sorry to read you are having trouble with bone density, since my ankle break I've been taking calcium and vitamin D, although I don't have brittle bones, thankfully.
    Good luck with your doctor's appointment, I understand your concerns.
    ~Jo

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  6. The shop looks great after your clear up. Sometimes getting started is the hard part. We are clearing out, too, in anticipation of our move and it seems once the momentum starts building up it gets easier and easier to say, just give it away!

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  7. I love a good clear out, the sense of satisfaction when it looks tidy afterwards. My husband would love a workshop like that, the rug is beautiful xx

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  8. It is amazing how quickly a shop can become a mess. We are in the process of doing the same thing!! We also need to do the garage!!
    Your shop is looking great now. The hardest part is getting started.

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  9. I think all of that orderliness is a thing of beauty. Good job!

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  10. I have never seen a neat well organized shop. Now I'm afraid you're going to put an end to this record and organize Poppy's shop.

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  11. I would and did! Things like this are so important for the moral around a farm I think because it seems there's always more work than time. Here you can see wonderful progress and that makes the hard work feel good.

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  12. I might be a little bit weird, but I actually love seeing things like this - I find it inspiring to see that other people can take a cluttered space and make it organized! Ok, I guess I am definitely weird....

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  13. Good for you being and encouragement to Poppy with tidying up his shop. Sometimes that's what it takes I guess.
    I also have the beginning of Osteoporosis but have decided not to take any pills, etc. I'll drink milk, take Calcium and get as much exercise as I can and refuse to worry about it.

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  14. I'm working on fixing my garage. Clean would be a start. I'd like to have it really nice by five or ten years instead of my extra "room" I'd like to have peg board somewhere and a tool chest

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  15. I love to see messes cleaned up so I loved your post! A very tidy shop now. I don't blame you for going natural to treat your osteoporosis. I would do the same thing. Have a great day.

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  16. Oh, I'm still here and I read the whole thing. I think you all did a fantastic job in the shop! Very organized and orderly! What a wonderful gift that beautiful rug is...one that I'm sure you will always cherish! I actually thought was a great post :)

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  17. That looks like a good time to me...we need to do that in Roger's shop.

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