Married to the Empire

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Slow progress

I've been so busy lately that I really haven't had much time to post anything new. Putting the house back together is a slow process. The bedroom is mostly all put back in order, but the living room has had little done to it. And what is done is Ruf's doing. He stayed home from work yesterday to hang pictures, take care of stuff around the house, and clear all the boxes from his Star Wars room. This is all that's done in the living room so far:

The boxes are mine to unpack, and I just haven't had time. Instead of helping Ruf around the house, I went to our friends' house to clean it. Since we stayed there while they were out of town, I thought it only polite to have it all cleaned up for their return home today. So, their house looks nice, but mine is still a mess.

Part of what makes the unpacking/putting away process so slow is that we're doing some purging while we do this. Ruf and I both found clothes to get rid of, and I know I'll wind up purging some of my books. Plus there's a little clean up and reorganization going on here. Oh, and we're working on the master bathtub with recaulking and such. So, a lot going on. I'm feeling a little ADD about the house because I see everything that has to be done, and I'm struggling to settle down and work on one thing at a time.

Oh, and another shot of one of my little feline helpers:

Doogie has taken up residence in the laundry basket with the freshly-laundered living and dining room curtains. Guess he holds dearly to the belief that a house is not properly accessorized without cat hair covering everything. The cute little pillow in the basket is something my aunt made for me years ago. I found it living under the bed with a colony of dust bunnies. It's now rescued, cleaned, and ready for display.


chubmoma said...

We are doing a little fall cleaning at our house too, so I know how you are feeling. We are overwhelmed here.

Our son finally got to move into his townhouse. So he's getting many boxes of stuff that he has left here at our house for years. He's 28!!!!

I keep teasing him about his Star Wars figures, ships, posters, etc. I tell him that I know a lady whose husband is a Stormtrooper and that he would probably know someone who would buy it all in one swoop. He justs gives me the "MOM!!!" look.

AnneK said...

Slow and steady. Hang in there!