I am not concerned about the next four weeks. I think it will be fun and I think I’ll have way more cross stitching time. I really can’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen because this is my kitchen for the next four weeks! Oh, my .. I first typed months instead of weeks. That might be a bit more of an adventure than I am willing to do.
We still have to bring the toaster oven and the coffee pot down but there’s also the Camp Chef two burner gas stove we can use if we need it. We won’t need it . . unless the electricity is off.
We emptied out the dining room today and I tied up the curtains so they aren’t near the floor where the guys will be working.
The dining room table seats 8 with both leaves in it and it’s so heavy. When we got the second load from Texas and moved the dining room table from the breakfast room to the dining room, it took Chad, Nicole, Vince and me to move it. We kept thinking they’d be by here and we could move it into the living room but they weren’t so this afternoon Vince and I had to move it else get the floor guys to do it in the morning and I wanted to have everything done when they get here.
I told Vince . . if we take the leaves out, maybe we can move it but neither of us remembered how to open it too get the leaves out. Vince said “Call Jeremy!” I said . . no, he told me how to do it; he told you how to do it and he actually came over and did it for us once.
We figured it out!
I should say Vince figured it out. There are some latches under the table part and you have to unlatch two of those on each side, then you can pull on each of the table and it just glides open. The leaves slide down lengthwise. Pretty cool. I believe the table was made by Amish and I think that’s something they do often but I’ve never had a table like that before.
This will be our dining area for the next four weeks.
If things get too crazy, at least the downstairs bedroom is padded . . with tubs of yarn all around the room.
Rita’s little pen will be on the tile floor. She’ll probably love it because she’s close to where we’ll be sleeping and close to the living room.
We have the family room in the basement, which is also the dining room now <G> with two recliners that had to be pushed closer together to make room for the other stuff.
Those double doors behind the recliners go into the sewing room but we don’t use those doors. There’s another door . . you can’t see it but it’s off that tiled area where Rita will be staying.
And there’s this sofa. It’s so dated but it’s in perfect condition and it’s so comfortable and it’s the best sofa ever for taking a nap. It’s 30 years old and every time we move, Vince says “We aren’t taking that sofa, are we?” YES! I love that sofa. It usually has a brown slip cover on it so it isn’t always so obvious that it’s ancient. It’s a sleeper and it’s so heavy. Movers always complain about having to move it (as does the husband).
So . . we’re ready. Vince did bring a printer down and I have a magnifying light down there so . . we’re as ready as we can be. We’re sleeping downstairs tonight and the floor guys are supposed to come tomorrow.