Monday, December 8, 2008


There's an obscure soccer movie called Victory which stars Sylvester Stallone (no joke) and Pele. In it, prisoners of war defeat Germans in a soccer game, held in France. At the end of the movie, the crowd numbering 10's of 1000's is on its feet, chanting, "Victoire! Victoire! Victoire!!"

I could hear those thunderous voices in my mind, as I finished a seemingly impossible task: My half of the garage is clean.

Here is the before picture:

Until last month, I had no problem parking in my garage. But then I inherited The Boxes that belong to Best of the Valley quilt show. ohmygoodness. They actually don't look all that overwhelming, but they were, especially when we moved my things away from the wall so that we could paint.

ooh! aah! Doesn't it look beautiful? I have to say that I had a LOT of help from my friends. One came on Tuesday, to help move things. Another came on Thursday, to help paint. And three came on Saturday, to assemble shelving.

These three attend the College/Career Fellowship that Pete and I lead with our church. See Caleb's mastery of The Boot? (I didn't find my rubber mallet until they were finished...) They assembled two shelving units, I put together a third this morning.

wow. It looks so GORGEOUS. (nevermind the stains on the floor. The big dark one is where the printer dumped its ink a couple of weeks ago.) My car will hide the stains...if it fits into the garage. I think it will fit, I hope it will fit, I will hold my breath........

It fits!!! And there is even room for me to get in and out, using the driver's door.

It's a beautiful thing. I'm so happy I could cry. ;)

And the best part is that I can now go into my "studio," which is currently functioning as a workshop, and sew without feeling even the slightest twinge of guilt. Very, very exciting!!!


Karen Joy said...

Congrats on getting the garage clean. I know the feeling as I have been rehabbing a house since September. I am not completely done, but I am close enough that I am moving in on 12/17.

Del said...

Suzanne - Wow! Congrats on your successful garage rearranging. It does wonders for me if someone comes to help - then I can't do anything else but carry on with the job.
I don't find an e-address for you so I will answer your comment here. I do use the closeup function, but someone tells me I need to put my camera on a setting that doesn't automatically focus, because the camera focuses on the whole picture instead of the closeup. So I have the camera instruction book out and am going to sit down and figure out how to do that. You can write me directly using the e-mail address on my blog profile.