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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tackle-It Tuesdays!!! #7

5 Minutes for Mom hosts these wonderfully inspiring to get-up-and-do-it days.... go to their website for more inspirations!

Yes, I missed a few of these, but I did stay tackling!!!!
So think of this as a sort of progression of attacks that I just haven't shown you pictures yet...

Attack #1: my old and new classroom
Boy- did this take more out of me than I thought! Heavy file cabinets (5 to be exact), 2 tall metal cupboards chock filled with stuff, two teachers desks' of stuff, 3 medium bookcases full, 1 tall bookcase full of Teacher Editions, all the artwork on the walls, knick-knacks, posters, misc. furniture, stuff hanging from the ceiling, computer and printer...
I managed to stuff everything into the new room, but it is all spread out all over the room, and on the computer tables...waiting to be put away in the new room.
The new room came full of "Tech Lab" stuff, so that had to be moved somewhere before I could bring in some of my stuff! I still have many cabinets to go through and move stuff out of the room. Problem is where is it going to go? Hummmm...




Old empty room






Old empty room









Old empty room









New room
cupboards full of tech stuff. Needs to be removed and cleaned








Ditto...








My stuff out on desks waiting to be put into cupboards








Closer view of my stuff to be put away









Attack #2: Our Pool tiles
They have calcium (or whatever it is) buildup on them since 1988. Jeff and I took it upon on ourselves, since it would be a few thousand dollars to have it done professionally. Each time we went swimming with the kids, we'd grab our flat-ended screwdrivers and carefully chip the buildup off. Here are some pics:


Looking over the edge at water line...notice yucky brownish hard deposits




Click this to enlarge...half clean, half deposit-y


After we have scraped off the hardened gunk...
We are about half-way though the pool perimeter...

This will satisfy my Tackle-it-Tuesdays for at least a month!

2 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Oh, the work I see in the classroom pictures! I remember!

I'm going to go take a nap now.

Deanne said...

Beth,

Love all the pics! I'm gonna have to come out and see your class for myself!