What I finally did with some of my vacation hours this week after years of intention. I painted shelves, laid down grip liner, threw out a lot that was chipped and rusted, washed, etc. It will be so much easier to can and dehydrate now. Happy.
Thanks. I appreciate all the “go you!” responses. Most people I know would just think it too bad I didn’t “relax” instead. I can’t start to explain how relaxed doing that made me, especially followed by “well-deserved” (key word) hot tub soak. On to the rehabbed pantry next to this to paint doors and add a chain across pantry doors in case of earthquake - I have another vacation in December
A quick idea to help with quake-proofing.... I use old socks, orphan socks, that sort of thing, as a padded sleeve over my glass jars so that they won't knock against each other in a shaker. I can't guarantee it will stop everything as we have only had a little tremor since I started doing this... but they were fine during that.