Friday was a craptastic day – truly spectacularly crappy.
The health system let down a member of my family in a way that could have had dire consequences (and almost did). Sundays paper had a whole article dedicated to the exact problem my extended family was dealing with – a problem with the system that is ongoing, and unlikely to change soon. To say more would reveal more than I am prepared to – it is not my story to tell. We spent the long weekend recovering from the emotional trauma, and staying close to home.
Figuring largely in our long weekend was the mammoth task of cleaning out our garage – a garage that is too narrow to park the car in, and currently serves as a storage area and a workshop. That image at the top is a painting I did years ago, which had been residing in the garage for a few years. Sadly it is damaged and stretched out of shape – and is now sitting on the junk pile in the driveway.
Even apart from events I alluded to at the start of the post – there has been a lot of angst in the Matching Pegs family. Our house is bursting at the seams, and we have been crunching the numbers on extending our house or selling up and buying a new one.
If we extend, we will be knocking over the garage, if we move we will need an empty garage. A third option is to sit tight, and create an amazingly wonderful studio/crafty space out in the garage. Which ever plan we go for, we need an cleaned out garage.
While it does have its own unique beauty, I think there would be a whole lot of work involved in turning it into a beautiful studio!