I've spent much of the last three days cleaning the Ponderosa! I've been a crazed woman cleaning windows, floors, the fridge, even washing some of the curtains. I was feeling pretty good about this with the Ponderosa looking all shiny and smelling all clean, even bragging just a little at supper about how good it felt and looked. I did this cleaning knowing full well that a bunch of people were going to be here tomorrow, some of them little and prone to making messes. I also scrubbed the kitchen floor knowing full well that my husband would track something across it despite the rugs inside and outside the back door! What I didn't know is that I would be the first to make a big mess! My Aunt Sybil says, "there's nothing better than a good mess to clean up." Well, she should have been here tonight. Here's what happened:
We are a little cramped for storage here on the Ponderosa. We need to declutter but even that might not solve our lack of storage space, therefore we are forced to use our back hallway for storing some essential items. Here it is. . .
I must have turned or knocked against the shelf or maybe it was just unbalanced, but when I heard the noise I just ducked and covered my head with my arm.
See that orange tub on the top shelf? Inside that tub is a basket that was the container for a Christmas present from some of our friends. It is left from last year. Inside that basket is 84 million pieces of little red shredded paper that have been there since last Christmas.
Remember that noise. It was that tub falling.