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26 June 2013 @ 08:47 pm
holy mother of mercy.  

We have done so much work. And there is so very, very much more to do. However, at this stage, we’ve both collapsed into the couch and there’s not much chance we’re getting up again until bedtime (except actually we need to go make up the bed so that at bedtime we can just drop into it).

This morning a nice man came and put a new carpet down in Young Indiana’s room. That took him about 35 minutes. Not very long after, two more nice men came and put a new 6×8 shed into our back garden, which took them just slightly longer than an hour.

With those things in place it became much more possible to start unpacking. After working on it pretty literally all day long, the kitchen is nearly unpacked. Ted, in a heroic effort, fought his way through the Goblin Kingdom living room and found the modem so we could have internets.

Tomorrow, with any kind of luck, we’ll get the Big Bookcase put together before Ted goes to Cork to see ZZ Top in concert, and then I’ll be able to make more headway, because an appalling number of these boxes contain books.

In the meantime, I should do laundry. And the following, although not necessarily in the meantime:

at this house:
- measure windows for blackout blinds
- get blackout blinds
- get mattress pad/protector for Gulliver bed
- get room-sized rugs
- get shrubbery
- get bird feeder
- get new pillows
- get childproofing stuff
- jumbletown:
» large wardrobe
» table & chairs
» that one desk
» our computer desk what don’t fit wah
- repaint upstairs bathroom
- 2nd coat on downstairs bathroom
- many, many, many other things as they occur

at that house:
- get trees, bike tent, green man
- clean
- paint ceiling in that one room

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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kitmizkit on June 27th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
I've gotten pretty brutal with the book culling because we've moved so much.

*laughs* I can see why a moon window doesn't hahve a blackout shade, but at the same time... :)
Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013: Gentianpameladean on June 26th, 2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
I sympathize with your travails. We have lived in this house for seventeen years, and I still shudder at the memories of moving into it. There's got to be a better way of doing these things, but I'm afraid it involves extensive work while not moving that isn't, you know, living and writing and all that.

But I must ask -- get trees?

kitmizkit on June 27th, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oh. *laughs* We have two potted trees, an apple tree and a cherry tree, at the other house. And we forgot them when we were packing up the big stuff, so we have to collec tthem at the same time we do the Big Clean of the place.

I'm very tempted to plant the trees in the ground here, even if we're renting and if (when) we move again they'd have to be left behind...
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on June 27th, 2013 07:07 am (UTC)
replicate yourself... thats a lot of list..
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 27th, 2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
Wow. I need a nap, just reading that list.
kitmizkit on June 27th, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
I *desperately* need a nap. And a foot massage, dear grod.