When we packed stuff, I found stuff I didn't know she had ~ as I am unpacking the same is happening. Its quite a messy, dusty, paper shredded adventure. We had a box we were tossing broken greenware (never been fired, very delicate) into ~ that was many broken piece boxes ago. Its amazing that the top 2 items in a box will be fine, the bottom 2 items in the box will be fine and the middle item will be smashed. There is no rhyme or reason to how these things break. I've quit being concerned about the breakage, because she isn't and expected some. I didn't expect this much. There is some satisfaction in tossing broken pieces into the box and hearing them crumble!
We are back to naming the Santa's that we unpack ~ yesterdays treasures were
Euell Gibbons Santa (earthy)
Salvation Army Santa (he was ringing a bell)
Woodland Creatures Santa
No toys for you Santa (holding a large empty bag)
Creepy Santa (holding a child whose head had broken off)
our favorite Casino Santa
Rolly Polly Santa
Meterologist Santa (cape with stars)
Here are a few pics from a week ago ~ I will try to get some more today
|this stack of molds is about 10 ft. high and goes back about 20 feet|
|these are now all unpacked ~ except for the paints|
|these are unpacked too! Amy made that trail so we could clean out against the wall to hang the pegboard|
|these are unpacked too ~ and a good reason so much was broken ~ they were stacked every which way by the movers|
|a little order in the chaos ~ the bisque all ready for painting|
|that's all gone now too!|
Miss J (the shop owner) is running a lottery ~ guess the # of molds and win a $100 gift certificate for shop merchandise. We've all guessed, it will be interesting to see how many there actually are. That pile is still untouched. She and Greg have discussed categorizing them all, doing a spreadsheet on the computer listing each mold, the manufacturer of it, mold number, type (cat, dog, vase, plate, etc) as each item is put in its home on a shelf. That will take a long time ~ and when that's done ~ shes got 2 storage units to clean out....more molds.
Our friends right now are Cold Drinks, Ibuprofen, and a good attitude.