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Washing rugs

The kids have been away with the EX on a little trip so it has just been Tori and me at the house for a week or so.  When the kids are here they are kids (two girls 12 and 11) and can trash a room pretty quick.  Tori had the brilliant idea of moving our primary TV up into the master bedroom. We ditched our satellite service back In Jan. and have not missed it.  A few DVD’s now and then or a streamed movie from Netflix via a Roku box. Her Idea…with the TV out of a “kid zone” then the living room will stay picked up, clean and neat.

The actual process.

#1 Remove some stuff off my dresser to accommodate the TV in bedroom…done
#2  Unwire home theater and components for TV ( bye-bye Bose Surround sound)…done
#3 Haul TV up stairs…done
#4 Hook up Roku and DVD player upstairs (no surround sound)…done

She says…. now that the TV is gone can we get rid of that ugly TV stand.

#5 Remove books from 1 shelf to accept relocated receiver (which means finding other space + cleaning)…done
# 6 Clear out old TV stand and move receiver to shelf….done
#7  Shelf is too narrow to hold receiver…What to do?
#8 Fabricate riser blocks from some scrap wood in shop to support receiver on top of Sub-Woofer and shelf…done
# 9 Detach outside speaker wires from receiver (too short to reach new location)…done
#10 Install receiver on shelf using new blocks…done
#11 make plans to buy more wire and rework outside speaker configuration ….On the list

She says ….Now that that Ugly TV stand is gone can you finish installing that baseboard trim?

#12 Install all the Baseboard trim in the living room…done

She says…. that this space seems empty…we should bring that furniture down from the library.

#13 Library love seat and chair brought down….done
#14 Living room chair brought upstairs….done.

She says…..we should clean that rug from the library…it had dog pee on it.
#15 power washer dragged up from storage in lower outdoor shed…done
#16 Power wash Library rug…..done.
# 17 Add other rugs from kitchen, dinning room, laundry, and one from storage. Power wash those too…..done
#17.5 Take power washer back down the hill and store in the shed….done
#18 Complete more baseboard trim in hallway to stairs…done.
#19 Scrub + clean cold air returns, they look bad next to new trim…done

Note: trim required hauling in chop saw, compressor, nail guns, other tools…then putting them all back after the trim was up.

#20 next day when rugs are dry , swap some out re-install….done

She says… with this new rug in here and the library furniture here the old couch doesn’t look right., and that end table and coffee table is not right.

#21  Commit to build new coffee table before annual parents visit in a month or so (walnut slab like a recent desk I built) …On the list.
#21 en route to pick up kids…pick out new leather couch to replace the old (futon couch I built ages ago) …. Also pick out two new end tables, call Tori to approve?….done
#22 Buy new couch and end tables…bring tables home…done
#23 For Monday completely empty out my work trailer to take to furniture store to pick up new couch….on the list

#24 place craigs list ad to get rid of old couch, coffee table and end table….on the list

What I wanted to do.

#1 add some more dirt to the retaining wall project…then have a beer….

The things we do for LOVE.

Another step forward in the grown up room

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