We kept busy this weekend! I had ordered the futon for the office with a sale code at Overstock during the Superbowl while the paint on the basement floor was drying. Sunday Bruce emptied out and took apart his desk. He’d had it for a while and it had moved three times (I’m pretty convinced that particle board furniture has a three time moving limit) and it was time for it to go. His desk-top computer will relocate to the desk in the basement. I emptied my filing cabinet in the fall also is going away and the old school desk went upstairs for storage, it’s a cool piece that we will repurpose eventually. This is what Bruce’s side of the office looked like back in July when I was taking my old desk apart to build the Murphy desk.
The futon came after the snowstorm Wednesday and we left it in the garage until Sunday when Bruce took his desk apart and we put it together! That side of the room looks so much more open and I’m sure once the pile of stuff on the desk is put away the whole room will look bigger. It is a big piece of furniture, but we need the office to also function as a guest room and this folds down to a full sized bed. I can't wait to add a few pillows and for the cushion covers to relax a bit after shipping.
This weekend we also moved some of the furniture around in the basement, working on the Phase Two layout. Here’s what it looked like last winter before we started Phase Two:
Here’s where we are now. Don’t let those club chairs fool you, they are heavy, Bruce got them down from the attic yelling Doctor Jones!!! Doctor Jones!!! as if they were the giant boulders chasing him down the stairs. Last night after dinner we just sat down there by the stove and hung out for a bit before starting our chores, it was really really nice.
Next is to get the workshop set up so that Bruce can start building the shelving unit for our closet, while he’s doing that I’ll be re-homing everything else that’s stored in the closet in the nursery. He's also working on our taxes and I'm working on filling the freezer and pantry with easy meal options for after Baby arrives. It feels good to get a few things done every week and know that we are definitely making progress!