I think this past week of just doing so much has worn me out. I’m almost looking forward to getting back to work Monday because it’s more relaxing than sorting out my kitchen and painting.
Today Mom and I got the two largest walls in the living room painted, and will probably do the other two plus touch-ups on Sunday. I’m not sure when we’ll get to the kitchen — maybe next weekend? I love how the color is bringing some life to the place from the ivory/cream/light beige that was everywhere, so I think I’ll have to figure out colors for the rest of place sooner than later.
Of all the absurd things I’m having trouble placing, it’s the TV in my bedroom. I bought it a few years ago when my ancient 13″ looked to be on its last legs, and while flat panels were out, they were a bit out of my price range, so this is a flat tube. Fabulous widescreen, and I think it’s only about a 20″, but it’s still a pretty big TV to find a place for. My bedroom here is actually smaller than what I had at my parents’ house, and I’m trying to keep the furniture to a minimum, but where to put the big TV? Mom and I are currently thinking about me giving her this TV and we’ll work something out so I can buy a 19″ or so flat panel. I don’t watch a lot of TV in my bedroom, but I do like to watch the occasional movie there, especially when I’m sick.
This evening the parents and I went out to eat and to run a couple of errands. I needed a new dryer vent because the one that’s here is too short — the old dryer was the top half of a stacking washer/dryer. I also bought some new pillows and a phone. I can’t imagine I’ll use my landline much, but I figured I should at least get one phone.
Tomorrow morning I’m heading over to my parents’ to do the laundry I still have over there and pack up as much as I can before 2:00, when I’m hoping a few friends will turn up to help me get all that stuff here. At this point there’s nothing I couldn’t do mostly myself or with just my mom’s help, but just to have extra help to carry the boxes and things up the stairs will be a godsend. And with any luck, I’ll find my router. As much as I love just having high-speed Internet again at all, I really miss being able to use my laptop in the living room.