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Sunday, August 11, 2013

And then there were two



My lovely wife and I have the house to ourselves of late. It's taken a few weeks for that to sink in. These days when kids move out, few stay moved out. Quite a few friends have shared our roof over the years too. Even my dad has spent some extended time with us in years past.

Right now the place is all ours again, and we are slowly reorganizing it to our needs. Rooms are being emptied then set up the way we want them.

I just moved a massive love seat into the living room. Even with the legs removed it was a tight fit up the stairs. That love seat was starting to become a joke. Friends of ours gave it to us and helped load it in the van. Using a dolly I moved it from the van to the porch. It sat on the porch a while so I could remove and repair the legs. After that, I wheeled it inside to the base of the stairs -where it sat.

Okay, one disadvantage of living way out in the woods is that someone can't just pop over for a few minutes to help move furniture. It sat at the bottom of those stairs for a couple weeks. Friends showed up, but were walking with canes after back operations or wearing knee braces and whatnot. Finally I called in a favor and nice strong young man helped move it up the stairs. Mission accomplished.

If anyone else ever shares our roof, they'd better be able to move furniture.

My lovely wife has some decorating ideas, but I like my plan. Forget about making the walls pretty. We could fill all the wall space with book shelves. There are enough books in boxes right now to cover about all available wall space. People have libraries in their bathrooms, right?

-Sixbears

14 comments:

  1. Actually, a lady in our church has a floor to ceiling bookshelf in her bathroom. I am always choosing books to skim through while I am in there.She has bookshelves in every room of her house. And she homeschools their 10 children, that might be the reason for so many books. I love to read but my 1000s of books are all fiction,(except for Bibles and Bible study books) but my friend has only non fiction and Bibles and Bible study books. Crazy.

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    1. I've got a lot of S/F and Fantasy, but there's very few categories I don't have something of.

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  2. Hang onto your books. I wish I had!

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    1. It hasn't been easy and some were lost,but I've most of them, plus more come in all the time.

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  3. Books are our friends! Reading calms me and puts me at peace, ya know?

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  4. I have seven bookcases in three rooms. It was five rooms, but the children are gone with theirs. My bathroom is too tiny for anything like a bookcase. I cannot have books in my bedroom because of allergies. In the kitchen books are in the cabinets. Lots of bookcases--just my style!

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    1. There's exactly one room in my house right now without books, and that's because we've emptied it to remodel.

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  5. I'm not much of a carpenter but I can darn well build book cases. One room in our home is nothing but books. There are six shelves in my family room...she who must be obeyed has asked when I plan to sell a few hundred. I darn near fainted.

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    1. Good thing my lovely wife has the same love of books that I do.

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  6. Sixbear i love books but when a wife goes into decorating mode its time to go to the garage.We have a good arrangment she can feather the nest/house to her taste and i have domain over the garage and shed.At 50 i now know that"what do ou think" is a trick question. GOOD LUCK

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    1. . . . but I don't have a garage! I'm doomed. Oh well.

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  7. Every bathroom should have a library of some kind.

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    1. Especially at my house, where there's to cell phone signal. People always take their smart phones into the bathroom.

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