These pictures are after three hours of work!
Can you even find both of my daughters in this mess?
My current goal for this shed is to make pathways, hang up as much as we can, clear out the trash and find the floor. Yesterday, I dug deep in one spot so I could see what color the floor was painted (red)! I have not tried to contact anyone to tell them what I am doing for several reasons. For one, I don't want my kids to get lots of accolades for doing this bummer of a job. We all have to do hard things without lots of compliments sometimes. Also, I don't want to get wrapped up in someone else's red tape and opinions. If they wanted it maintained, they could have done it themselves! Really, I think that this shows how terribly overwhelmed and often overworked foster parents are. Our society and social services should do a better job of supporting these people. In our area, they are always advertising that they need foster parents. While there are many who do not want to foster, they could do something else (like run a clothing closet).
Disclaimer ~ The work is hard but the clothes are mostly clean, although often stained, and nothing is smelly. I would not expect my children to work in poor health conditions. However, they did sink into and get stuck in piles of clothing a few times. We also need to watch out for broken glass. Thanks, Mom, for helping on our most recent trip over there and for taking home some things to try to get out stains from special items.