We considered a larger refrigerator, but since we had the small freezer, seen on top of the refrigerator, plus the one in the RV, we decided on one that is 7.4 cubic feet, and it fit in the shed perfectly. Then we began filling the shelves.
As you can see, we had a lot of things we wanted to get out of the RV and the car.
We also have a clothing rack where we have put garment bags of out of season clothes, and our good hats are safely stored in sealed plastic storage boxes.
Here it is. Along with setting up the shed, I decided I wanted to start the next stage of our lives with some new items to "spruce up" the RV. You can see the new area rugs we got for in the living room, in the dining room, including under the table and also a matching hall runner.
After removing the plastic boxes we used under the table for storage, I got this idea. We bought this 24 inch tall book shelf. After Jim assembled it, we turned it on its side and put casters on it, then added these striped bins for magazines (on his side) and mostly cook books on my side. When we need to seat four people at the table, it can simply roll out on the casters!
This may not look very impressive, but I bought these hanging storage "cubbies" over a year ago, and was just waiting until we moved other stuff into the shed, so I could use these in my linen closet. Yippee. And last, but surely not least, we got a new toilet seat, with sea shells and a sea horse, and a matching bath rug to upgrade the privy! We had the old oak seat for almost ten years, and although there were no splinters yet, it was time to replace it.
Because of the high winds here, Jim had to get 10 inch spikes to hold down the rugs outside the RV and the shed. We had to move the portable step over to the entry into the shed, so we ordered a new outdoor step for in front of the RV doorway. Our 'over the door' towel rack we had on the bathroom door broke last week, so we are awaiting the arrival of a new one to hang our new towels on. Then our bathroom will be as new as possible. I had Robert (the guy who fixed our furnace when it died on us last month) looking for a blue sink for the bathroom, but no such luck. He's also looking for a new kitchen sink for us, but as yet, no luck with finding the size we need. Alas, we will live with this one for now.
I left my coronavirus comments to the end because I hardly know what to say. The news is changing almost hourly, and seldom is the news good. Businesses have closed, and some may not be able to re-open later on. Some stores are price gouging on essential items, and some shoppers are hoarding these same essentials. There are stories of people helping others. I loved the report of a newspaper delivery man who was going shopping for many of his elderly clients who were afraid to risk going out to shop for themselves. Sadly, some people are NOT following the orders to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. Some people are being put off on necessary medical care such as chemotherapy and radiation treatments because hospitals don't want them to risk exposure to covid 19. This is understandable, but also can increase their risks if they don't get treatments as needed. Patients with covid 19 may need respirators for longer than average patients do, so there is a severe shortage of ventilators for those who need them. This may result in hospitals having to choose between patients for who will get a ventilator and who will be left to possibly die because he or she could not get one. Obviously I don't have the answers to these very trying times, but I do ask one and all to pray for our nation, and our world. Please stay at home and avoid groups to reduce the spread of this virus. You might be healthy enough to avoid getting sick with the virus, but you can catch it and possibly spread it to others. They might be older, or immuno-compromised and might not survive it. Please do all you can to stay well. drink lots of water, get adequate rest, and wash your hands frequently. Please do NOT hoard food or other essential supplies as we are all in this together. It doesn't look like we will be able to celebrate Easter in our churches with our families and friends, but we must NOT forget the very, VERY important Easter message. Jesus Christ came to earth to live among us, to teach us about our Heavenly Father, and most of all to die for our sins and show us that He rose again, so we would know that He has a place for us in Heaven with Him. In spite of these difficult times, He is here for us. He loves us and His message has not changed. God has not changed, and His promise to us has not changed. We wish all of you good health, and a renewed faith in the future, because HE LIVES.