Over the weekend, SuperDad and I (mostly SuperDad) cleaned out the garage. It was not a job for the faint of heart. To our surprise, we didn’t actually find any trolls living under all the junk.
Alas, I do not have a “before” pic. Wish I had thought of that! My gentle readers would have been astounded that there were no trolls. I do, however, have an “after” pic.
Yes, that is the “after” pic. Don’t laugh.
I consider cleaning out the garage to be our symbolic once-every-few-years nod to Spring Cleaning. This is not something we normally do — neither Spring Cleaning nor garage cleaning — so I am inordinately proud of us that we actually got it done this year.
Side note: why is Spring Cleaning specifically Spring Cleaning? What did Spring ever do to deserve the assumption that this sort of drudgery is necessary for a fruitful and complete season? Why isn’t it Summer Cleaning, Fall Cleaning, or Winter Cleaning? I must Google this at some point today, or I won’t be able to sleep tonight.
Back to the topic at hand. We still have junk in the garage. It’s just organized junk, now. Definitely not habitable by any self-respecting trolls. Again, don’t tell the Geeklets; I’m afraid they’d be disappointed.
Even our intimidating tangle of Christmas lights has been sort-of sorted.
I wasn’t even present in the garage when SuperDad took on that challenge. Whew! I’m glad I missed what must have been an epic battle. I’m afraid I would have been overly emotional had I been there.
One other development of note: we discovered an extra door. Yes, an extra door.
Hmmm . . . perhaps there were trolls living in the garage, after all.