Some neighbors asked a few weeks ago when we were going to start “oozing” into the house. I can’t remember if they built a new house or remodeled an old home, but early in their marriage, they undertook an Epic House Project. They lived in a cheap trailer for several years and built/remodeled their future house, doing most of the work themselves (!). They described gradually moving into said house as “oozing.”
It’s an appropriate description. And yes, we have started oozing into our house.
It started with the (semi)operational bathrooms–one needs, of course, towels, soap, tp. It continued with the washer and dryer–laundry soap, drying rack. It really continued when Ron moved his office stuff into his home office. We now have one snazzy closet organizer in the master bedroom closet so about two-thirds of my clothes are over there. The rest will soon follow, as will Ron’s clothes. And once the linen closet shelves are up, towels, sheets, comforters, pillows, and other linens can head over there, too. I had hoped to move our suitcases and other pieces of luggage into one of the two utility rooms in the basement, but turns out there’s some random stuff stashed in there and it also needs a good cleaning before I do so.
We’re trying to avoid that awkward middle ground of half of everything in each place so that you can never find anything because the desired item is inevitably in the other place. We’ve been moderately successful at avoiding that annoyance. Even amid the back and forth between two homes, it’s exciting to see things coming together.
Speaking of which, the kitchen cabinets arrived yesterday. The carpenters have been hard at work yesterday afternoon and since 7:30 this morning. I can’t imagine that they won’t be done by the end of tomorrow. Photos of the (installed) cabinets tomorrow! Spoiler: they look good and we’re pleased with them!
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