16 March 2014

Busy, Busy Weekend

Yesterday morning's unexpected snowfall (they said we'd get "less than an inch", and then warned it could be "three to six inches."

It was 16" at my house. (Since the local newspeople apparently don't do weekends, I've not seen any reports on an official total for Anchorage.) That ate up the first two hours of Saturday, when we typically do our grocery shopping. You know, before the reavers hit the stores.

After clearing snow & digging out the cars, we spent the next few hours investigating new living room furniture. We're downsizing, and wanted something along the lines of an extended loveseat with center console - cupholders and such - and a recliner. So that's what we wound up buying.

After that, I moved a bunch of things to the first floor. Then we watched a movie.

This morning, we moved the master bedroom to the first floor. The dresser & overstuffed mattress were a bit of a pain, but we got 'er done in a few hours. Then we moved the electronic piano downstairs to the newly-created guest room. I put my guitar & a small practice amp in the newly-created office where our bedroom used to be.

Things are starting to resemble what we've been dreaming about for several years. :)

Then I helped Older Daughter cut some carpet-to-tile transition strips for her new place, and assisted with nailing them in place. While I was doing that, my wife did the grocery shopping.

She's home now, planning a pasta dinner tonight, and the couch is calling our names. I think we're done ... for now.

11 comments:

Peter said...

Sounds like you're working harder than you ever did when your kids were still at home! So much for peace and quiet . . .

:-)

Rev. Paul said...

While that's true, Peter, it's also true that we won't have to keep it up for much longer. Still have to paint the 2nd floor, and wait for the new carpet, but then we're done.

Murphy's Law said...

Until the next project rears it's head.

Rev. Paul said...

We know, ML. We know.

Cathy said...

" .. a bit of a pain . ."
Oh yeah. Been there - done that.
No broken ankles or ribs . . . good job! Congrats.

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, your version sounds like quite an adventure ... :)

armedlaughing said...

I got tired just reading this!

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw - we're pooped. "Tired" only scratches the surface, this morning. :)

Teresa said...

Yay for getting all that done!!! We still have to get a rug and move the television back to the downstairs room now that the floors are done. It's a huge job!

Now, are you planning on moving to a smaller place? Or did you just want to do one floor living?

Rev. Paul said...

Teresa, we have no desire to move. We finally get the dedicated office & guest room that we've always wanted, so everybody wins. :)

Teresa said...

How excellent! Yay for you all. :D