Tackling a big project to post on 5 Minutes for Mom each week for Tackle it Tuesday is a big job for Janice and Susan (Not that they have anything else to do--running several websites and taking care of two newborns and two older children). When I've gotten inspired, I've offered to take up the Tackle on the 5M4M site for them.
You may remember that we had some work done on the house, followed by having the floors refinished on the whole main level, which meant that we to remove everything from the whole first level of the floor.
Everything -- every toy, every piece of furniture, every toy, every book, every pile of papers. So they got stashed in the basement and the great dumping ground of the universe -- The Guest Bedroom. Last week, I knew that I was going to have to get it all completely cleared out, because my sister-in-law and her daughter were going to be here on Monday.
I took a picture of the before, and I even emailed Janice and said, "Do I have a Tackle for you! It's a mess now, and I know that I will have it finished by Monday, because I have guests arriving."
I did indeed get the room cleared out. Dusted. Vacuumed. The bedspread neatly smoothed.
But I forgot to take an After picture.
I forgot, because I sort of forgot about posting the Tackle.
This morning when I got up just before 6:00 a.m. EST, I was going to send my husband a quick email, and I saw Janice's plea in my inbox:
"Did I get it wrong? Were you going to post the Tackle today?"
So, I unwittingly performed my first April Fool's gag. I think I'll make it my last.
I quickly corrected my effort, but not before stressing out Janice in the early hours of April Fool's Day.
You can see my before picture (and trust me on the after) over at today's Tackle it Tuesday.