Sunday, February 27, 2005
Cheryl declared us so this last week, but I didn't feel that we were fully unpacked until today, when I took the last box out of our living room to the garage. It wasn't taking the box itself that caused me to feel that we were now settled. The box had contained all of our framed wall pictures and tonight I finished putting up pretty much all of them. To me, a house without pictures isn't as fully 'lived in' as it could be. The pictures show who lives in the house and who all the stuff belongs to. Otherwise, the furniture, knick-knacks, etc. could all belong to anybody. They could be just props on a movie set.
Humm .. what else got done this weekend? I secured all of the shelves in our living room to the walls. If you have small kids (or even big ones), this is very important. I've already caught Melissa and Madeleine climbing one of the shelves to get at some stuff I had put up out of reach of 4 year old hands. I'm just glad Cheryl weighed all of the shelves down with her college text-books on the bottom shelves. I knew those texts were good for something!
I also stopped at Home Depot and picked up a garden hose for us. It's been a while since we've lived anywhere that we needed a hose, so I was in a bit of a shock at the prices. $60 for 100 feet of hose. Wow. I only got 50 feet and I'm hoping that's enough.
I did not yet manage to get the drop-leaf table stained and sealed. That's going to have to wait for another weekend I guess.
A couple of notes before I forget:
- It was 21c today! We've had almost 3 weeks streight of sunshine here, so you gotta wonder how dire the drought is going to be this summer.
- I didn't have to scrape our winshield before firin up th van before I put it into gear