I’m tired just from watching the kids work the past 2 days! They weren’t satisfied with what they accomplished Wednesday, so on Thursday they begged to be allowed to take down the other set of bunkbeds and move the dressers into the final bedroom. In the process, we filled a 40 gallon trash bag with goods for the thrift store. We also thinned our books a bit in the hopes of making room for the stragglers that are still scattered about the house. We have 3 boxes to add to our For Sale page, and I took 3 boxes to the thrift store. Now our library is complete – until we’re ready to build shelves on the walls and finish the floor. Heh heh. I’ll add it to my list of future unfinished projects.
The bedroom is very similar to the final layout we have planned but of course the wooden bunks will extend nearly 11.5 feet instead of a measly 6 feet like the shelves they’re using now, so they won’t need the twin mattress on the floor. We’ll also be finishing the floor, and maybe we’ll even get fancy and do baseboards and trim the windows like them-thar city folks.
The living room is cleaner than it’s been in years. It almost looks like it did when we first moved in, before we had to time to accumulate our current abundance of worldly goods. Part of me wants to fill in that empty spot with a nice end table and fill the walls with family pictures, but part of me is reveling in the emptiness.
At any rate, we seem to have done most of the prep work for our Great Idea. Everything is moved, rearranged, decluttered – well, sort of… there’s a lot more we could do. I’m glad we won’t have to tackle all of this when we finally get to build our beds. I had no idea what we were getting ourselves into! Hey, I wonder if we could keep the storage shelves against the opposite wall in the bedroom. Then we would have room to sleep 12 children. We’d be set for years! Who thinks I’m getting a little carried away?