Tuesday, February 28, 2006

We Did It!



Whew! It was a long night but we did it. The room has been completely emptied of everything but the furniture to be sold and everything else has been cleaned and polished.

It really isn't that I like to live in filth, or even that I allow The Brain to run wild. The state of his room is more a testament to the year that we've just survived than it is anything else. For whatever reason, probably the warranty's expiration date, both the drawers on his dresser and his armoire gave out at about the same time last summer. It was almost funny when it happened, and of course this occurred around the same time that daddy began to need around the clock care. Between working full time, dealing with The Brain's activities, and caring for daddy there just wasn't a lot of time left over to worry about anything else.

We made an effort to keep everything in neat stacks, I bought some plastic stackables to try and get by temporarily but nothing really worked. Eventually toys, clothes, shoes, and judging by what I found last night, literally hundreds of screws wound up on the floor. Screws you ask? Yup screws. My little angel has a thing with taking things apart and making new things with the parts. Add to the fact that he's one of the worst pack rats I've ever seen and you have an idea why we had to pole vault to his bed every night!

I can be a bit OCD at times. I'm not a neat freak, but I like things to be where they should be. That's not asking too much, right? It got to the point where I just had to accept that it would be like that until I could find some new furniture for him. He's pretty much outgrown the twin bed now so I decided to get him a full size one. I wanted whatever I bought to last him until he went off to college and beyond and I wanted it to be quality stuff. I also didn't want to charge it. I hate owing money to people, I really hate finance charges and interest fees. I'd rather just wait until I can get it outright so that's what I did. It took me longer to save the money than I would've liked, but then we've had a few unexpected expenses come up. Next thing you know, it's been almost a year and you need shots to get into his room.

But, what's done is done and the new furniture will be delivered to my door on Monday morning. Of course, I have no idea HOW the hell I'm going to get it inside and put together... I'm thinking a case of beer and those day laborers again. I guess we'll just have to see.

I'm just glad it's almost over. I plan on painting his room this weekend (in between the District Pinewood Derby competition and the Symphony) and hopefully everything will be ready to go by Monday morning. That's the plan anyway.

What's the old saying? The best laid plans never get you laid like you planned.

Well, I guess we'll just have to see.

2 Comments:

Blogger Queen of Spain said...

GOod GOd. How do you even have time to blog?

11:54 AM  
Blogger Andria said...

Blogging is easy, it's not bitching that's hard sometimes.

Actually, I seem to be at my best when my tails against the wall and the clock is ticking. I'm more efficient and clear headed... go figure!

Besides, a girls gotta have a little fun once and a while!

12:52 PM  

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