To the Dark, Dungeon of damp.
It is time to take control of the long forgotten
Basement. Mainly because I was tired of
fighting wispy cobwebs, and to clean out a very
neglected corner of the basement.
I have two windows in the corner foundation wall, and small
spidery cracks have led to...well,
bigger spider cracks.
Which let in moisture, producing a powdery
white decaying mold! Over the ugly mustard
yellow paint that was so popular
when 100 year old
homes were built. I know there were other colors back then, so why would anyone
choose this color?
As I toss things, my Husband hasn't used in years,
and sneak the boxes of rotted and rusted, THINGS past him
on the way out to the garbage, I hear, "Whats in the box"!
Of all times for him not to be
sitting in front of the TV, watching Syfi!
I say, "it's garbage, what do you think it is?"
But he has to look anyway, even though I
camouflaged the pile of junk with swept up wood shavings and
lots of dusty crap that tends to collect on dungeon floors.
To avoid an argument, I let him take out the stuff he wants to keep.
I'll get rid of it all later.
Back to the corner!
My objective was to clear off a primitive homemade
work table, that came with the house.
You know, one of those lop-sided tables made with
scraps of left over pieces of wood.
Obviously someone else s husband couldn't throw stuff out
100 years ago, either.
But anyway, when I turned the table over, to clean
out all the cobwebs before I started to demo,
I found this,
painted on one of the boards!
I wonder about the history of
who started this hand-painted sign,
if it was for a real circus coming to town,
or if the children in the neighborhood,
were going to put on a show!
I haven't decided if I want to hang it or make a bench.
But it will have to wait, because I really should be cleaning,
upstairs. The part of the house that everyone sees.