Steel Post Driver

I have no idea how this happened. I went to the garage to clean and ended up in the pantry. Now every time I open the pantry door I am so pleased at the organization, the neat rows, and the clean shelves. It looks great! However, every time I go to the garage, I wonder how I started – out there – and ended up – in here.

Granted, the garage is much bigger and a far more daunting project. I can see “choosing” to do the pantry versus doing the garage but that isn’t the case. After starting out in the garage, I have no idea how I ended up in the house. My subconscious must have gotten scared and taken over. After all – the garage is very big. There are dead Miller moths on the floor and behind things stacked up against the walls. I live on a dirt road so the floor is covered with sand and grit carried in on the car tires. If I open the big doors for good light, the blazing heat from outside comes roaring in. Who would want to clean the garage in the middle of the night? Well – no wonder I ended up in the pantry.

The one thing I didn’t find in the pantry was my steel post driver. If you know what one of those is – you know nobody steals those because they mean work. It should be in the garage but I can’t locate it. It has a spot where it is supposed to be – but it isn’t there. I will have to move everything and that means – well – cleaning the garage. I wonder what closet I’ll end up in next time I try.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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2 Responses to Steel Post Driver

  1. This happened to me too — I started in the garage, got interrupted when the disposal leaked and I had to clean out under-sink cabinets, got distracted by moving garage-stuff to more logical places, and ended in the laundry room cabinets and even started on a corner of the basement. Yes, the garage still needs to be finished!

  2. Ha ha ha! Today, I went to the reference boxes behind my piano to find a copy of my elementary PLACE test results, in order to finish up a small job application. I ended up reorganizing four different bookshelves. These things happen in the days following summer solstice. Hope your find your post driver – be sure and wear a mask or a bandana to ward off the dust.

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