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Domesticity

My weekend plans got changed at the last minute yesterday, when hollyione's car broke down, rendering it incapable of bringing her and her daughter here to stay. That was a pity, as I'd been looking forward to seeing my friend, but then again an unexpected free weekend can be pretty handy sometimes. So I've been putting it to good use attending to domestic matters.

I have:
  • Done four loads of washing.
  • Mended / shortened / hemmed five curtains.
  • Successfully extended my Sky cable, so that I can now have the TV where I want it, rather than where the wires will stretch to.
  • Vacuumed the house.
  • Bought some very tasteful paints in complementary colours.
  • Applied them to the two curtain pelmets which my Dad made for me a few weeks ago.
I've now reached the limit of what I can get done in the painting department for the moment, as each coat takes 16 hours to dry properly, so you basically have to wait a day in between them. But my pelmets are starting to look very nice already, and since I've sorted out all the curtains which need to hang from them now it is only the painting that I need to finish. By mid-week, they should be all up in place and looking very posh, and I will be able to shift my full attention to the next domestic task I need to accomplish - buying some furniture. I mean, I'm getting by, but I'm still using cardboard boxes as a wardrobe and sleeping on a rather tiny single bed. I miss the quality of weekend lie-ins you can get on a really good double, and am sick of having to rotate carefully and precisely on the spot every time I want to turn over, or risk falling out onto the floor!

So yes - there is some serious browsing of furniture catalogues to be done in my near future. For the time being, though, you will forgive me if I use the afternoon to catch up on some overdue LJ posts. Apologies for the spam, but they are only book reviews - feel free, as of course you always are, to skip if you're not interested.

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rich_r
Sep. 9th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
If you need the services of a large estate car to transport furniture (and/or you) from IKEA or somewhere, give me a shout. We were planning on going to IKEA soon anyway.
strange_complex
Sep. 9th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's an extremely kind offer of you!

The main thing first is choosing the furniture, which I'm having a bit of difficulty with as I seem to be incapable of committing to anything so far. But I'm hoping my increasing annoyance with the tiny bed will prompt me to get over that.

And it may well be that when I have chosen, the place I'm buying from will deliver for a reasonable price anyway.

But I'll bear your offer in mind - it's really kind of you, and may well be very helpful.
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