It’s probably kinda weird but I love having shelves in the garage for the things I don’t use every day. Even things I use almost every day, like the Instant Pot, I prefer to keep on shelves in the garage.
I love having things where I can see them and get to them, even if I have to rinse things off before using them. I first started doing this when we had the little house in town in Kentucky. The kitchen was so tiny and I kept bringing gadgets over from the other house so I had to put things on these shelves in the garage. Then in MO the first time, the garage was huge. The kitchen was big too but it was so nice to have things like the canner, extra jars, big soup pots, etc. on those shelves. In Texas, the shelves ended up upstairs in the shop. I was always afraid I’d fall down the stairs going up and down them carrying a load but I never did. Guess where I did fall! Here. Today!
I had taken out two cake carriers and my pie plates. I was carrying three skillets out, turned the corner with my hands full and tripped. It was a pile of shoes there on the floor. Thankfully I had left the door open so I yelled for Vince and he came out. I hurt both wrists, both knees and my right elbow. I haven’t ever fallen like that but it was like super fast but in slow motion. I knew I was going to fall face first and I was thinking “don’t break your only glasses” and “don’t chip a tooth”. I fell on my right elbow but my wrists were injured when the pots I was carrying hit the concrete. There’s a knot on my left knee but I was super lucky not to break anything. I was also lucky that Vince was here to help me. I’m imagining I’ll be moving quite slowly tomorrow.
That’s all that got carried out today. Maybe I’ll do more tomorrow . . maybe not. But, I am happy to have those shelves up.
Here’s a funny story. My mom called and we were talking and I told her about it. She’s 86. She said “Judy! Only old ladies fall!” I wanted to say “Mom, I AM old!” But, I figured that would make her feel really old so I didn’t say it.