Tuesday, October 20, 2009

He's Back!

Those of you who know me personally know that this month has been a bit rough. My oldest boy has been unemployed for months, and the CA job market is basically nonexistent. He finally hit his limit, moved the bulk of his possessions here for storage and headed east, destination unknown.

He called on Saturday, asking if he could come back to stay temporarily. He's filled out lots of jobs applications (there are jobs in New Mexico) and is waiting to hear from them. On Saturday afternoon I told him, "Absolutely, come home!" and he was here Sunday morning. He was a mere 17 hour drive away. :)

Knowing he was coming was suddenly a challenge. I needed a place to put him. I took the last remnants from the Sewing Annex (other than the permanent storage under the bed) and threw them into the Studio. Yesterday morning I was greeted by this:

Holy cow! I'd promised myself never to allow this to happen to the Studio. I was only going to invite things in that had a place, no more of the dump and run. Goals are good and all that.

It took me hours to recover, but this is what it looks like now:

The design wall has no room for design, and the floor needs some work, but everything is accessible and I can move around. It will do.

I may have cheated, closing the closet door, but for the most part, everything is fairly orderly and easily accessible. It's not going to come crashing down on me any time soon. :)

Here's the reason I had to clear out the Annex. Number One Son is an electrical engineer and computer programmer. With a call to do some computer work today, he had to find some of his tools and computer parts:

Once they are found, they need to be tested:

And there's not enough room in the house to do all that needs to be done.

It's a beautiful thing! See me smile!

1 comment:

Tanya said...

I feel so sorry for all these young men and women (and even the not so young) that can't find jobs. My son will be starting that route pretty soon too and it is discouraging to hear how hard it is. I guess the situation is the same in Japan where I live...