Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about art or craft projects, my grandsons (Ian and Liam), the weather, movies, books, health, and whatever happens to be going on in my life. Welcome!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Good Tuesday Morning!
Lots of pictures today. Same old stuff. Still unpacking. I haven't posted for a week so this is all I got done with my baby steps (15-20 minutes at a time), but it does add up. Now that I see all these pictures I realize I accomplished more than I thought I did--LOL!
Anyways, we had a few hotter days in the 80s but then it cooled off again.
Last we chatted I had emptied out the taboret boxes on to the new little black craft table. I got all that put away.
Then I emptied out the boxes of stamps.
And slowly put them all away in the tall stamp cabinet.
Glad to have such a beautiful view with all the R&R time I have needed.
Next I found the paper bookcase boxes.
This one with the 12" X 12" (clear plastic) and 8 1/2" X 11" (black metal) racks on the top half is the paper bookcase.
Discovered I was still missing a whole lot of card stock that I had yet to unearth from the stacks of boxes.
Karma does love when I start a new big black trash bag...
...with all the crumpled packing paper.
Especially before there's too much paper...
...for her to fit in easily...
...for a quiet snooze while I am on one of my many long breaks.
The mystery box that the packing crew labeled on the top...well, it contained all the satchels from the art bookcase that had been next to the little art table at the old place!
I continued opening boxes to try to find the rest of my card stock because the two closest stacks here on the craft table are certainly not all of it.
I did finally find it...second to the last box I opened, of course.
Was kind of emptying as I searched...and started using the kitchen table.
The stack of satchels was driving me nuts. Do I put them next to the art table again? Or move a bunch of satchels around in the hallway so these could be with all the other satchels--but closest to the kitchen because I use them fairly often? A lot of extra work moving satchels, right?
But I did.
Who knew we had so many of them!
They were scattered in four or five different places at the old apartment and I have never seen them all together. Turns out they fit quite nicely there...but they really do need to be labeled, that's for sure. Leah bought a new labelmaker a while back. Looks like we will be putting it to good use, eh?
I got sidetracked by shelves, too, in my hunt for the card stock.
Had been putting off removing all the extra shelves from the four bookcases.
Had told them on moving day not to put the shelves back in because they were going to have to be rearranged...but they didn't listen.
So I spent an afternoon taking out the shelves and all the little metal shelf pins/holders.
By the time I finally found the box of card stock...all available surfaces were (and still are) covered.
...the new craft table (didn't take a picture but the little art table is full, too)...
...and the kitchen table...
...are all stacked with various box guts.
Even the hall closet...
...and the bench in the pantry are full of stuff. More empty boxes to go to the garage and the bag of crumpled paper is pretty full now. Only one more bigger box to go through.
Haven't opened that one yet because we know exactly where everything goes because it's everything from the low cherry cabinet that matches the tall stamp cabinet (and they both need new labels on all those drawers).
That box will be the last one and an easy one to put away--but there will be more crumpled paper so I am saving the big black bag till we get through that last box. I'm sure we can smash the last of the packing paper in there. ;)
Karma truly prefers less activity.
Even if she does like to explore boxes and bags, I think she's about had her fill of this moving business, too. ;)
Oh, and I haven't forgotten the ladies at Elizabeth's for T Stands For Tuesday. Hi All! :) Am really enjoying my pour over coffee every day.
It's a little more work, but it does taste so good! Actually, I decided to go for a bigger pour over pot and forget about a new electric pot. For now anyways.
Karma and I haven't gotten into a total new morning routine yet. Really can't until the place is all finished and in some kind of basic order. We are pretty patient...
...but we will both be glad to see the end of all these boxes!
Getting close! Out of the last 41 boxes that Dagan brought in from the garage I am down to six left to unload...well, and there is all the box guts all over the place to clean up--LOL! But getting so close!
Leah got some more picture shelves at IKEA this past weekend. I'm hoping we might get those up soon, too.
And so it continues...but is nearing the end. Good thing. My body has entirely had enough and there has been espionage afoot! How else do you explain a bruised or sprained pad of your thumb? Come on! Have you ever heard of such a ridiculous thing? And my good arm has decided that it has been so overworked that it has joined forces with my back and they are just bitching and complaining constantly...and going on strike every other day. Ingrates!
Meanwhile, Karma's enjoying the morning sun and cool breeze.
I will leave you with this very short video of Ian's first steps! On the 26th Leah sent Dagan and I this video. I can hardly wait to see this for myself!
Have a rewarding week with lots of laughter! All the best!! :):) **** "In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." David Steindl-Rast