Saturday, May 5, 2012

Another One Bites The Dust

So I've told you that we want to move to the mountains of Montana, right? In order to make that happen, we have to sell our current house. The last time I checked, neither of us was made of money... The house is 50 years old and in need of a fresh coat of everything - and it will all have to be DIY.

Our younger daughter moved out on her own in February, and I claimed her bedroom for a Studio. We pulled up the carpet, painted the walls, installed nice laminate flooring, and replaced the bedroom door (full of pushpin holes from her teenage poster phase). Now it's a lovely bright space for my looms and supplies and stash - I'll take pictures for you when it gets all set up (not yet, too many other projects going on!)


Keep in mind that we've lived in this house for 25 years, and we're all what is lovingly referred to as "packrats." Not "hoarders" - we don't have skeletons or mushroom farms in the house - but we HAVE collected a lot of STUFF over the years, and since we don't have a garage or a shed, a lot of it accumulated in our extra bedroom.

Now that I have my Studio, the husband wants an Office. I want him to have an Office too, because otherwise there is clutter in various places throughout the house that would be better stored in an Office. He's not the "Man-Cave" type, being a computer geek, but he's got pieces/parts/tools/supplies that need a home.

Enter the spare bedroom (or rather, don't!) It was full to the brim with storage boxes and bookcases, all bursting with STUFF. Today we emptied it. (Whew!) I have a huge pile outside for the garbage collection, another huge pile of boxes for donation (the Vietnam Veterans of America have a pickup service that comes right to my door, bless them!) and a third (much smaller) pile of boxes for storage in other places in the house.

The carpet is old and tired and dusty - tomorrow we'll rip it up and add it to the garbage pile. Then we'll put down underlayment and the same laminate flooring as in the Studio. The walls will get a fresh coat of paint, and then we'll start moving HIS stuff in there and all the clutter will be gone! OK, it probably won't, but don't disillusion me.

Then I'll be able to say TWO ROOMS DONE. Only 8 more to go!

1 comment:

  1. Baby steps, baby steps, Debbie! We live in an older (140 yr old) house, and my youngest is in the process of moving out as we speak. TONS of work to do.. But so glad you have a studio! Can't wait to see the photos.


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