This "Close to Home" cartoon hits. nail. on. head.
There's a good reason why my son Eric is building a shed on our property.
Jerry and I are pack rats: books, papers, rocks, stuffed animals, art work, glassware, paperweights, oddities, etc., etc.
Our house is built on a slab, so no basement, and our attic is small and stuffed full. We have a storage locker (not full), but why pay a monthly rent when we can own our own storage area on property?
Still, building a shed is not a license to drag home more "cool" items, but to create a staging area to go through the "stuff" we currently have so that we can organize, toss, or give away items and empty out the locker and organize the house better. However, it's difficult to organize when you don't have a place to put things.
Later on, I hope to re-purpose the storage shed into a small workshop.
Anyway, I just got a laugh out of this cartoon.
Come to think of it, I think I recognize that five-eyed doodad.
Close to Home, by John McPherson, 1-1-11