Thursday, February 27, 2014

I Know Why the Caged Bird Grumps



When our younger daughter was in her teens, we redecorated her room. She had the smaller of the two girls' bedrooms, so we got her a loft bed with a built-in desk and bookcase. She chose the jungle wallpaper and her dad put it up. He even wall-papered her little closet so meticulously that we're keeping it that way, even though the bedroom wallpaper was removed yesterday. 

The loftbed has been removed as well. First, we tried giving it away. When there were no takers, we hired a "green" junkman to remove it. He planned to take the bed to a thrift-shop furniture outlet rather than trucking it off to the landfill. We might have kept it forever except that I always forgot about the loft when I sat down at the desk. After banging my head countless times, I knew the bed had to go while I still had sense enough to get rid of it. 


We decided to have both the bedroom and the family room painted at the same time. It's taking three days. They will finish tomorrow. I can't wait! Over a week ago, we started moving the contents of these two rooms to the living room. Two rooms can hold an unbelievable amount of stuff. Our living room looks like it belongs to a hoarder. We can't find anything. We're getting grumpy. Very grumpy.

5 comments:

Nancy Chisum said...

It probably won't make you feel any better but we will be in a similar circumstance when we start moving furniture around to pull up carpet and replace with tile in a few months! Meanwhile just keep telling yourself how lovely it will all look when finished!

PseudoPiskie said...

When you're finished would you please come here and help? Just keep looking forward. All will be well and all will be better.

Anonymous said...

Gee, things are tough all over!

Lena said...

It always amazes me how my mood is affected by clutter! Starts to feel like I can't breathe when the house is all tipsy turvy when we are in the middle of a project! So totally nudist and how grumpy it is making you!

I am sure u will love your new writing space with no head bumping!

Lena said...

I do not know how auto correct got nudist out of get!!! LOL