I started last week thinking that Tuesday was Monday and then proceeded to get caught up in reacting to emails, reacting to phone calls, washing the same load of laundry twice (still not folded!) and I had the audacity to think that I was somewhat on task – while being a full day behind. This is no way to start a fresh year!
I’m going to blame some of this on a small home construction project we have going on right now. We’re adding a closet to our Master Bedroom and giving our closet over to Sylvia’s room. Our home was built in 1938 just before the age of built-in closets. We have a closet in our room that was added when a homeowner at some point decided to get rid of a third bedroom and create a giant master bedroom but Sylvia’s room has no closet. Here’s a “Before” plan view:
Sylvia and I have always been excited about hidden, small places and I had the idea of putting her huge, antique wardrobe in front of the new closet opening and creating a secret spot for her that would be accessed through the wardrobe (thank you C.S. Lewis for the original idea). I know she probably has three years (tops) of enjoying this before we will probably just tear the wall down and make her room bigger – but I’m excited for her right now and it was up and running as of 6:00 Sunday evening!
I spent the weekend with a lot of dust and disarray (could be the title of my first book) and we are almost done with her room, closet and secret spot. We have a few finishing touch type of things left (also known as annoying details) and I will show you the finished room on another post! It’s looking really cool right now and I’m excited to share it.
We’re headed out soon to Buena Vista, Colorado for the three-day weekend – are you going anywhere or just recovering from the holidays? Last time we were in that part of the state we stayed at this really fun goat farm in Salida, Colorado and fell in love with the goats they had there and that is a statement that I never thought I would say in my life.
“I love you more than I love goats, and you know how I feel about goats”, Gaby said.”
― James Patterson,