|Such a lovely storage chest a cedar chest is.|
But hallelujah! The ice is gone and the driveway is dry. You cannot imagine how happy this has made me. So, yesterday afternoon I thought I would move it myself. Brian always has large sheets of cardboard stored for some reason or another so I grabbed a couple of flat sheets about 2' x 3'.
Next I lowered one end of the cedar chest onto the cardboard on the driveway. From there I could easily walk it across the garage and to the steps just by moving the sheet of cardboard I had just walked the chest across to the end of the one I just stepped onto. Then I laid a cotton blanket up the four stairs and positioned the chest on it's flat top and pushed it into the family room. The hall and stairs were easily navigated by pushing the chest on the flat top up from the bottom. Then in the kitchen I stood it up and again walked it, inching along on the two front corners in a walking motion.
And there it is ready to be filled with bed cloths and treasure! The funniest thing is that I had no sooner sat down with a glass of ice water when my benefactor, Grandma Powell called to see if Brian and I had ever gotten well. We are both still coughing but on the mend I told her.
My master plan is to consolidate and purge everything in this house and believe me when I tell you that is a tall order. It seems to me you spend the first 2/3's of your life accumulating "stuff" and then you wonder what you are doing with all this.......and so it goes!