December 7, 2007

I Have a Long Neck

The average temperature here is in the 20s this week. We have snow on the ground. And in the trees and bushes and all other things outdoors. It's not melting. I'm okay with that. The scenery is glorious.

My turtlenecks, the staple of my winter wardrobe, all of them, are still in storage in our attic. I'm not okay with that.

I cannot be the only one who feels it: truly, is there anything more comforting as one dresses on a frigid winter morn than pulling on a fresh-smelling turtleneck as the base for what will layer into pleasing and seasonally-appropriate attire? My turtlenecks. I wear them everywhere. My winter foundation.

Yet now, when I need them most, they languish in the attic.

See, it's rather a production to retrieve them. My winter clothes are heavy; the container, loving packed last spring, is unwieldy. The attic stairs, while expertly installed, are more like a ladder and, as such, are fraught with peril should one attempt to navigate them bearing heavy loads. It's a job for Two and I never seem to think about it when Two are home.

Our storage systems are less than perfect.
We make do.
Or do without, as the case may be.


Note to self: Next house, bigger closets.

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14 comments:

weese said...

in the meantime... smaller boxes?

Val said...

careful on those stairs... though the fall COULD be a great post! (jes sayin'!)

WenWhit said...

Thing Two, checking in - you do indeed have a long neck. Let's make those clothes accessible!

Martin said...

You do have a long neck! I can help get the clothes! Lo I say I am wily, and small. I will get those clothes for you!

I am a Helpful Hannah, remember?

Jackie said...

I am very very very very skilled at those stairs, literally years of practice. Onnie would call me over just to get stuff from up there. A trip down memory lane this weekend might be nice. Em and I are on it!

nina said...

Can't EB's Knitting Queen make you a brand new one? Then you forego the stairs completely!

eb said...

There ya go. Thanks nina.

New knitting project.

Gotta find the pattern.

What color, m'dear?

Jennifer said...

I want winter.

It's supposed to be in the 70s here soon, and with our record of virtually 0 precipitation in order to maintain these lovely drought conditions, the outlook is not bright for any white stuff, any time soon.

For a mountain girl who loves the snow, why do I keep moving further south? How does that HAPPEN?

WenWhit said...

I question whether either of those enthusiastic yet youthful girls would be strong enough to be of assistance...

kitty litter said...

long neck...thats what some beer bottles are called. You don't want warm beer!

Kris said...

Screw the retrieval-- just buy new clothes.

KellyNerd said...

uh, huh! buy NEW ones... seriously!!! tis the season to
SHOP!

SassyFemme said...

I adore turtlenecks. This time of the year they go under everything!

Under the bed plastic containers work well to store them during the off season. Well, unless you've got other stuff stored under there.

the only daughter said...

Oh nooooo... hopefully you have them by now. I would just cringe if I couldn't get my turtlenecks!!