Prep work had been taking place over the last week: excavation of artifacts; clearing out of killer dust bunnies, desiccated crickets, and hidey holes of $!%# The Husband had been collecting for the last nine years.
But the really exciting bit started yesterday. We emptied the room Thursday evening, thereby discovering that The Husband and I have been sleeping in a truly microscopic bedroom for the last 27 years. Funny how stripping the walls and removing all the furniture can uncover the true dimensions of a room. A quick measurement proved it: The bedroom the girls have shared all their lives is actually five square feet larger than my bedroom. Who thought that was a good idea?!?
Other important discoveries on Day 1:
- Having a really tall guy as your work partner removes the need for a whole lot of climbing up and down stepladders.
- This is the first household painting project I’ve ever done in which I’ve had the luxury of completely emptying the room. Definitely the way to go – the ability to use the long roller holder-thingy (a converted broom handle discovered in the garage, thus avoiding one trip to Home Depot) cut the painting time by at least 50%.
- A little humor on the new shag rug is a good way to end a day of hard, physical labor.
Today is slated for bed- and dresser-building, moving in and organizing of all our bits and pieces that have been stashed elsewhere have for the last couple of days, hanging curtains, and an attempt at recovering our lovely, comfy bedroom chair with a throw in an updated color.
Let the work resume!