Here it is Saturday evening and I'm doing my blog post for Sunday. Usually, I end up writing my text and processing my photos in an hour or two on the morning when I post it all.
Why such a burst of blog-posting energy? Because today I moved my computer from its temporary home in the den downstairs, where Walt has his computer workstation, up to the new loft space. I'm trying to stay ahead of the blog game. It's been months since my computer and I have had our own space.
Tomorrow afternoon we are going to have lunch with some friends at their house. The weather is supposed to be fine, so I imagine we will spend the afternoon outdoors, eating and drinking. It will be fun. We will be celebrating the completion of our painting project and the beginning of our move.
Meanwhile, Walt finished painting the closet doors for the loft space today and now we can really see what it's going to look like. You can too, in the pictures. This coming week, we will have the plumbing and heating guy come back to re-hang the radiators, and we will move the rest of our furniture up here — sofa, bookcase, chests of drawers, television, stereo, speakers, map box, and so on.
Then we'll be able to start re-furnishing and re-arranging the downstairs. As I've said before, this is like getting an entirely new house, but without having to call in a moving company. Today, even Callie came upstairs and spent a few minutes with us. I think she's happy to see some rugs on the floor and my computer in its new space. Until now, she's been suspicious of what we are doing up here, and reluctant to join in the fun and anticipation.
We seem to have beaten the November 15 target date by quite a bit. But then we still have the downstairs hall and stairwell to repaint. In fact, I still haven't taken down all of that old wallpaper. Soon, I promise...