Yup, I missed last Friday's post (planned) and yesterday's (unplanned). Let me tell you why.
It all started a couple months ago when I realized my hubby and I needed more desktop space. We were always having to move eath other's papers out of the way to use the desk/computer. But there really wasn't room for another desk or work surface in our office/guest room so I decided to change our two spare bedrooms from office/guest room and grandkids' room to office and grandkids' room/guest room.
Since we were going to do all this moving, it seemed like the perfect time to give the room a major face lift. New paint, new molding, new carpet - the works.
Step one was to empty the office/guest room of everything except the computer desk (have to keep the computer up), including the closet. This led to a massive purging of old clothes and the dumping of furniture and stuff into every spare corner of other bedrooms. The paint was picked and purchased, as was the floor, door, and window molding. We got to this point early last month. And stopped.
I'm not sure why. Part of it was my fear that I'd picked the wrong color paint and would hate it. Part was...well...laziness. But there we were. Everything ready but no forward progress.
Then two things happened. One, the weather turned cold and I had to bring in all the plants from the deck that I keep inside for the winter. Two, it was time to put up the Christmas decorations. But the places I always put the incoming plants were occupied by all the stuff from the almost empty room, as were the places I usually store the things I take down to make room for Christmas.
Two choices. Dump everything that needed a temporary home into the "office" or finish the blasted project.
On Saturday, we ripped out all the old molding and removed the closet doors (full wall closet - big doors). Then I painted (hubby isn't much of a painter) the ceiling and the inside of the closet white (two different paints). Sunday, I painted all the walls. Yesterday, I painted all the molding and the window. The molding was easy, the window required the usual scraping and cleaning.
Now everything gets to dry for a couple days while we order the carpet. Then the new molding gets installed, followed by the carpet and I can start moving things into our new office.
But this is my current work space:
Not too comfortable since I have to keep the window open so it won't dry closed (remember what I said about the weather) so my trips to the computer are short lived. Please forgive me if I fall a little behind visiting your blog and leaving comments for a few days. I'll get caught up as soon as order is restored.
Hope things are a little calmer in your world and all my NaNo-ing friends are breaking through that 50,000 word mark.
Groaner of the Day: Although he was a qualified meteorologist, Hopkins ran up a terrible record of forecasting for the TV news programme. He became something of a local joke when a newspaper began keeping a record of his predictions and showed that he'd been wrong almost three hundred times in a single year.
That kind of notoriety was enough to get him fired.
He moved to another part of the country and applied for a similar job. But in the interview for the post, they asked him the one question he was dreading: "What was the reason for you leaving your last job?"
Hopkins replied, "The climate didn't agree with me."