Yesterday Vince asked if I wanted to go out to eat today. I said yes, then I said “I’m not sure . . can I think about it?” Later I said no . . I didn’t really want to go out to eat. I haven’t been inside a building other than home since March 7 but I really am going to MO soon . . just not sure when. I’m probably waiting for the weekend to see if I feel safe going through cities and if things seem calm, I may go next week. So, I kinda felt the need to exit the safety of home and venture out into the world but yet, I didn’t really feel like going out to eat was an “essential” trip.
This morning, I woke up with a crazy idea but that doesn’t surprise Vince because it’s pretty rare for me not to wake up and say “Hey! You know what I was thinking?” Most of the time, he grunts and says “I hope it doesn’t involve more work for me” and usually it does. Today . . it does.
Addie, like most any 7 year old, loves doll clothes. I was thinking Vince could build her a couple of little wardrobe type things for her doll clothes so I grabbed a paper towel and drew out what I was thinking.
The thing near the top – that’s the bar for hanging clothes and my rendition of clothes hangers. Obviously, I cannot draw. At the bottom, there’s a shelf with room under it for baskets.
Baskets! What will you do for baskets he wanted to know. He needs to know what size the baskets will be before he can come up with dimensions for the wardrobe. Hmmm . . I don’t know.
Vince said “If you want to go to Zephyr to eat, we can go by Dollar Tree”. I think I saw baskets or bins there. Local folks . . yes, that’s what I thought too. Dollar Tree is nowhere near Zephyr but, by now, I was assuming Vince really wanted a Diamond R burger.
OK. I’ll go out to eat. In the three months that I have not gone out shopping with Vince, I’ve forgotten what it was like. Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Burke’s, Aldi.
We got all sizes of baskets – lots of baskets. Actually, none of these were what I had in mind but they will work.
I asked Vince to build maybe three of the little wardrobes and he’s thinking about 24″ tall x 15″ wide (or just wide enough that three or four baskets will line up under the shelf. When Addie gets here, we can go pick out paint and she can paint them – all the same color or all different colors – whatever she wants to do. I think we’ll leave the “rail” not painted so we don’t have to worry about the hangers scuffing it up.
I ordered hangers last week off Etsy . . I don’t know why the idea of building the wardrobe didn’t occur to me then.