Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Life, The Universe, Everything!

I'm taking a little writing vacation right now, so you're going to have to suffer through some non-writing, non-mythology updates for the short term! My brain is pretty much just fried, and I don't have the research in me. But I *am* reading, of course (the annual reread of Cordelia's Honor is happening now, and I'm looking forward to my pre-ordered copy of The Heir arriving), and catching up on some other media -- Age of Ultron, last night, at last, with el husband (it felt a little Thor-light, but I enjoyed it! not as much as the first one, but still not a disappointment at all), and Age of Adaline with La Prima, which I'm looking forward to seeing very soon.

But the biggest event -- the most exhausting event -- has been the clearing out and packing up of the majority of our belongings, so the 70's green carpets can be torn out and replaced, and thank goodness for the kindness of family and friends or we'd never have managed to get everything done. Right now, our living room looks like this:

Which unfortunately means, we're not finished yet, because there are still all the leftover bits of things to be picked up and thrown out around the edges -- but at least all the two-man lifts have been tackled! And when all the carpet-tearing is done, we'll be moving into a different bedroom in the house, which currently looks like this (freshly painted by el husband and myself last summer!):

That staining on the carpet? Let's just say shampooing does not even begin to touch it. This carpet could run for president, it's so old! And we're so desperate to store things in places that are NOT the basement, that the bathroom behind that closed door is currently masquerading (and out of commission) as a storage space --

And yes, yes that is pepto-pink 70s tile and sink and tub. And those lime green curtains -- they're like some kind of tweed. Most of the stuff in this house is so out of style, it's coming BACK. (Except that horrendous gold paint on the vanity. That is never ever coming back.)

Those are my latest household adventures -- and they will be continuing over the coming weeks, so  I hope you'll hang in there with me, because it's taking up the entirely of my brainpower. Hopefully we'll be on the other side of all this before Memorial Day weekend, and I'll have some much less awful after pictures to share in June!

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  1. I recently packed up my entire life and moved, so I know a bit of what you're going through. Though it's different when you have to pack up everything and still live in the same house. O_o Hopefully it will all be worth it, though - I'm guessing the current decor was there when you and your husband moved in, so it wasn't your choice. The place should look great when it looks the way you want it to. ^_^

    1. Hey Mason -- our living situation is a little bit strange, but this house was my grandfather's, and it's been in the family since the 70s. Now my sister owns it, and we live here and take care of the place for her. Which means the new decor is up to her, for the most part! (Aside from the Millennium Falcon rug we just bought for our new room when it's ready for us!)


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