Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oh, Happy Day!

My library is ready (just about) to receive my books. I'm very excited and so, of course, I wanted to share it with the whole wide world. That means the 3 or 4 of you who read my blog. Love ya!

Last night Candleman and I stayed up until 11:00 finishing up painting the last coat on trim and doors. This morning at 9:00 the carpet layers came and banged around for 30 minutes. I slept right through it. Oh, I was aware of the noise but I couldn't roust myself from my coma-like sleep.

After lunch John and Candleman moved the furniture from where it had been stored for the last week in the living room. The 'little' desk I bought for me was a bit bigger than expected (and yes, I measured at the furniture store and had a blueprint of the room, too - what can I say - slight mistakes happen when I use a measuring tape! ) So they had to rearrange and rearrange, but eventually we settled on a plan that looks great and is very functional.

Then they hung up my flat-screen tv. It looks good. Candleman had to run to the store to get some cable stuff and then pick Katie up from work, so we haven't been able to test the picture yet or the possible glare from the window.

While he was gone RC Wiley's delivered the desk hutch and little drawer unit for the VCR, DVD, DVR, etc to sit on. When Candleman gets home we can hook up all the electronic stuff for the tv and computer. Both the cats have investigated the room thoroughly. Nally came in and rolled around on the carpet, luxuratingly. Itty Bitty has climbed on every shelf and tops of the bookshelves. He was quite impressed that he could look out side from his high perch.

There are 3 bookshelves, so I'm hoping to have room for all my books (Candleman has way too many so his are going to have to wait til his room gets finished in the basement.) The carpet is a deep maroon and the walls are 'linen' with white trim. It's a small little room - not quite 9' x 10' but it's going to be pleasant enough for a library/study for me.

Tomorrow we'll work on hooking up the printer, external hard drive and a few other electronic devices connected to the desk and computer. And, of course, putting books and a few momentoes on the shelves. We finally get our dining room table back.

Thank heaven for our good backyard neighbor (also, our son-in-law) for all his help. We would never have got the furniture arranged or the tv installed without him. It's nice to have the second room of our multi-room fix-up done.


julie said...

That's great! I love it when a project gets completed - and this was a big project! A library/study of my very own sounds wonderful. Aaahhh.

Did you know that I haven't been to your house since the flood and remodeling? I can't even begin to picture how different it looks. One of these days when I'm in town, I'm going to make sure to go to your house!

Framed said...

What? No pictures?

Cardine said...

Wow. A lot of people dream of a library and never have one.

Cassie said...

That is so awesome. You really should post some pictures of your renovation once you get everything settled.