If you asked me what activities I do not like to engage in, I would answer: solving the Rubic's Cube, reading the Income Tax Act, playing Bridge, running and now, I would add: cleaning a crawl space.
We've been readying for a garage sale for what seems to be forever. First we had to clean the garage, then set up our new gardening shed, then, we had to clean the crawl space. This last activity has me panting and sweating hard. Picture this: you are on your knees or crouching while tugging, pulling and lifting boxes containing anything from canning jars to toys to books (V's got about 25-30 boxes of books and papers that we will not talk about today).
We've been at it every other day or so for what it seems like 2 weeks. I could honestly tell you that we are not more than 75% through. V. is doing his own boxes at a later date...
There is nothing more discouraging that a mountain of junk buried beneath the house in cramped, dark quarters.
I did however, discover treasures worth mentioning here:
1. Prismacolor crayon sets - two of them, one for each son. I have since started coloring and enjoy it very much.