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home improvement, take 2

maura @ 9:21 pm

We decided not to paint this weekend, after all. Jonathan’s mom + stepdad are coming to visit next week, and it seemed like making them sleep in a room suffused with the delicate scent of latex paint would be impolite.

So we moved all of the stuff around to move Gus into his new room, instead. Or should I say half of the stuff. Man, do we have books! So many many many books. And the knicknacks, I have had it with them! The paddywacks can stay, though.

Pray tell me HOW do those of you out there in blagland with kids get through home improvement tasks? (Yes, I’m looking at you, Anne.) Gus still doesn’t love playing by himself, though we did get an hour or so when he was playing with his lego pirates and his dollhouse. The pirate captain slept in a huge bed balanced on a stack of furniture. Good for him!

Hopefully tomorrow will be better, when we will actually start moving things INTO his room. Then at least he can help with the arranging. And we will maybe begin to dig out from under the piles of books everywhere. If you haven’t heard from me by tomorrow night, send help!

7 comments on “home improvement, take 2”

Anne (18 November 2007 at 4:50 pm)

Hoo, boy, when we figure that one out we’ll let you know!

Today mom took us all (sans Ben) coat-shopping while Ben worked on Uncle Ben’s room. Not only does he have to wait until we’re mostly out from underfoot, he also has to wait until U.B. is not sleeping in there. We have thought about just putting a big tarp over him and moving forward.

BUT there is soo so much to do, and so little time in which to do it. Less, even, with holidays, leaving town, and everything. We are all still not in proper bedrooms. (Except mom.)

maura (18 November 2007 at 9:30 pm)

Yeah, the holidays are really poorly timed this year! (I prefer thinking that to thinking that we should have started this all last month.) Plus Gus’s birthday in only a couple of weeks, for which we have (foolishly?) decided to have a party HERE. Clearly I am insane!

christina (19 November 2007 at 8:49 am)

Ummm….playdates? Movies? Computer games? Whatever it takes.

We have the remaining kitchen floor to smash up today. Unfortunately, it is the “newly” concreted part (newer than the 100+ year old tile floor), so could potentially be harder to smash up. Less annoying that working with kids in the house is the eternal mess that we have. Concrete dust, etc. all over. And I really want us to make concrete countertops. Oh, the work, but it would look amazing.

maura (19 November 2007 at 8:55 pm)

Woah, you are much more hardcore than we are! Hope the floor smashing went okay. I agree, concrete countertops look incredible.

We should swap some home improvement playdates! :)

christina (20 November 2007 at 10:55 am)

Absolutely! Course, Gus might be less interested in playing with the girls than checking out the various things we have going on, including some left over PVC pipes.

maura (20 November 2007 at 9:01 pm)

Wait, I *did* tell you about all the PVC pipe that Jonathan bought Gus at Lowe’s the plumbing weekend? Now it is a fun bath toy for that crazy kid.

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