Up until last weekend, today was supposed to be the day of our annual backyard party. We had our band lined up to play and we'd invited everyone we knew to come over, drink beer, jam, play in the yard, and eat grilled hot dogs.
We got cold feet when we saw the number of RSVPs. Usually we invite 150ish people and get 40 or so. This time around it looked as though the guest total was going to be in the 70-90 range. Our street would have been nearly impassably lined with cars for blocks, and we suspected that our neighbors would be coming after us with torches and pitchforks (or at least calling the police).
The best option seemed to be rescheduling the party and holding it at another venue. I thought we'd have all that squared away by now, but it looks as though we're going to have to re-start our lead guitarist search AGAIN. [Heavy sigh.] Who knows when the party will be now?
Since that left us with a completely open calendar for the weekend, we decided to do our semi-annual house clean-out. That means going through the house, garage, basement and studio and throwing away every useless thing we've been storing since the last clean-out. I had a 20-cubic-yard roll off container delivered yesterday for just that purpose.
Considering that I haven't even cleaned out my CAR since 2005 (judging by some paperwork I found in the hatch the other day), we have our work cut out for us. I know it'll be very satisfying when we're finished, though.
First, I'm going to yoga class and to help out my community service organization with a volunteer event at a nursing home. After that, it'll be time to empty every closet, drawer, plastic tub, shelf and darkened corner on the property.
If I have time after that, I may clean and seal the grout in our main bathroom and paint the walls in our guest bathroom. Or perhaps that could be a project for another weekend...