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03 January 2010 @ 06:56 pm
Big gwurk  

Ted’s been doing a lot of big gwurk around the house the past few days. Our Ikea stuff arrived on the 31st, so he put together a new block shelf set, which has replaced one standard bookcase and one small in the living room, and a tall partially glass-doored cabinet/shelf, which has replaced another standard and small bookcase in the kitchen. The smallest bookcase ended up in the hall, replacing a third standard sized one, which has reduced the visual impact in the hall by about 300%.

He moved the futon from the room we call the Back Forty because of its preposterous size into the living room, moved the double bed from one end of the Back Forty to the other, and put one of the chairs from the living room, all three standard bookcases, and the last smaller bookcase, into the half of the Forty left empty by the bed. Next week, after the bike tent has arrived so the bikes can go live outdoors instead of in the computer room, he plans to also move the computer into the Back Forty, and at some point we’ll get a small sewing table for me to put in there. The Back Forty will then become the guest/computer room, finally utilizing the space which we’ve had for 18 months and almost never used.

He’s moved the larger chunk of his cookbooks to the Back Forty shelves, where they’ll be available to peruse while sitting at the computer. He tightened all the kitchen table bolts so it’s no longer wobbly, and swung it around so it’s lengthways when you come into the kitchen/dining room, making the room seem much bigger. He put the wellwall-hung spice rack, which I bought him four years ago for Christmas, up, and filled it with spices, which emptied out an entire cupboard shelf and created room to move things from the counter into shelving. He moved all the crystal wine glasses and beautiful Venetian colored glass water glasses into the glass-doored cabinet, so they’re both displayed and easily available for actual use. He cleaned the kitchen within an inch of its life, and has done the same to the adjoining laundry room.

He also tightened up the coffee table bolts, so it’s no longer in danger of rocking apart. He took things from the coffee table and secreted them behind the Red Doors in the new block shelves. He moved the remaining bookshelf to the other end of the room and put the CD racks where the shelves had been. He boxed up the books to bring to Chapters. He went through at least one box of Junk and threw most of it away. He sorted unused shoes and no-longer-wanted clothes and boxed them to take to a charity shop. He has plans to sort through the enormous number of dead electronics, useless cables, and random boxes to score what’s necessary to keep and to throw the rest away. The extraneous computer desk is to be disassembled and binned. TV on DVD which we’ve watched will go upstairs to live on the Back Forty Shelves, as will many of the books.

And he noticed that the Colin Firth version of Pride & Prejudice was on TV all afternoon today, and told me so that I could record it, ’cause I’ve never seen it.

During all of this, I wrote about 5000 words and looked very admiring at him.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
wednesday childe: evil minionwedschilde on January 3rd, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Dinidamedini on January 3rd, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh! You've never seen Firth as Darcy? You're in for a treat.

Best hubby ever indeed! Can I clone him? Mega bonus warm fuzzies to him!!!

Piccies!!?? The back forty sounds enviable!
kitmizkit on January 3rd, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
If you have the technology, even Ted's willing to discuss being cloned. But we get half the profits. :) Oh, and I'll take pictures when it's all done. :) And I'm enjoying the Firth P&P so far. I've only watched the first hour. I might draw it out and watch it all week. :)

Edited at 2010-01-03 10:02 pm (UTC)
Dinidamedini on January 3rd, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
Ooh. I hadn't planned on more than one clone. Of course, had I the technology I'd be debating between your Ted, cloning Colin Firth or one of several others (Johnny Depp). *evil grin*
kitmizkit on January 4th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Well, whyever, if you had the technology, would you choose any /one/ of them to clone? Why not do 'em all? :)
spiffikinsspiffikins on January 3rd, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
dude...I need a Ted!
irishkate: Storm prettyirishkate on January 3rd, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Awesome Ted. Wow.

Not to mention 5000 words deserves credit of course but Ted totally rocks..
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on January 3rd, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ted’s been doing a lot of big gwurk around the house

care to rent him out?
anthony_lionanthony_lion on January 3rd, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
IKEA is fun...

Except when you visit on the first day they're open after Xmas... ;-)

I've been putting together a cabinet for my bathroom, myself. Now I just need a couple of bolts to mount it with. (Not included because different materials needs different screws/fasteners)
When that's done I intend to 'modify' a couple of tall, thin CD-shelves.
(I'm an IKEA black-belter. I can put together anything IKEA can make. I also know how to modify stuff and own a drill, electric saws and a router... )
Dinidamedini on January 3rd, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
"Except when you visit on the first day they're open after Xmas"

You couldn't pay me enough. Of course, they may be thicker on the ground in Ireland, but here in Canada people line up and shuffle forward in a never ending snake. Heaven help you if you step out of line to try something...

I have a mostly-assembled filing cabinet beside me and am contemplating an Ikea kitchen.
sammywolsammywol on January 3rd, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
WOW! the icon does not do him justice. Where is the big S on his chest?

Am ever so slightly jealous. Perhaps we will be sting to similar activity levels if the ice ever melts enough for us to do our IKEA run.
Lauraskeagsidhe on January 4th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's a phenomenal amount of work. He should consider a new career as one of those 'husbands for hire' if he's able to be that mighty (particularly if he enjoyed it).