If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day Two

Phase I of RHP is complete. Our bedroom is now in Angel’s old room and our old bedroom has been transformed into a study. Phase II involves purchasing bookcases for the study so all of my books are currently in piles on the living room floor. I am looking forward to Phase III, where I get to rearrange all my books in said bookcases. The purchasing will occur on our drive home from visiting Pumpkin this weekend. The trip takes us right past a certain store.

Unfortunately the couch would not fit in the new study so Pupzilla will no longer be able to sleep by my side as I work. b says we can buy her a 2nd doggie bed, so she’ll have one in the bedroom and one in the study. Keeping the couch in the living room also means I don’t get my dream of transforming that room completely into a gym but sometimes a girl has to compromise.

Overall we have a lot more space although we still have objects without a home. I think the bookcases will help but there may be another piece of furniture that will need to be purchased. I just haven’t figured out exactly what it is. The laundry/storage room is now filled with stuff for Angel to take and I believe we’re going to have to rent him a van. Once that happens, b can transform that room into an indoor gear room/laundry room (he already has an outdoor gear room...he has a lot of gear). That will be the final phase, Phase V. Phase IV is the phase I’m really NOT looking forward to--the phase where I need to sort out all of the drawers and bins and going through papers and bills and old clothes. However I know I’ll feel good when it is all purged and organized.

On Day Two I also managed to take a few pictures for Unravelling. I’ve posted a few below. Once again, I DID NOT work on my grant (or do any other work-related work) but tomorrow I will be doing so in my new study.

My New Love on my Cleaned-Up Nightstand

Now I Can See the Backyard from My Bedroom

Cleaning Out My Closet I Remembered How Much I Love My Keens


Julie said...

Awesome pictures! I love the sandals with the blue strips. I'm guessing they're sandals. Really cool.

Your spring organization is fantastic. Once again, you put me to shame:)

Annie said...

I think I need about 20 phases to get my house in order, a daunting task! I'm glad things are going well, and I'm enjoying the pictures. Poor bird! When I was in my third year of college, a bird became trapped in our walled up chimney in the house I was renting with three other roommates. We chipped out a few bricks, and placed water and bread nearby to coax the bird out. When he finally did, it took a while to get the frantic bird from the living room to the outdoors!

Terresa said...

Oh, I love Keens! My son has a blue pair of Keen sandals. How I mourned the day he outgrew them.