Thursday, May 05, 2011

Rearrange this.

I think that somehow, in the back of my mind, I believe that one day I will be "finished" with the house. Everything will be in its right place and I can sit back and, um, live in it. Of course, I do know better. If if we reach the end of our list of projects, there's always rearranging.

It's a sickness, really. I'll tinker with the placement of furniture in a room and be completely happy with it--then, a month or two later, I'll walk in and inspiration will strike. "Mark!" I will shout. "Can you help me move the sectional again?" Mark is used to it, but that doesn't stop the eye-rolling. We've moved the mammoth sectional three or four times since August. It is so big that we have to move it through the sunroom, the yard, and the sliding glass door into the den because the doorways and halls between the living room and the den are too narrow. Mark still likes me, I think.

The good thing is, I think this experimentation produces better results. I don't think we'll be moving the sectional again (cue Mark: "Hurrah!"). But the bug persists. Yesterday, I got the idea that since the treadmill now lives downstairs, the room we had thought would be the exercise room could now be a sort of library/office. It's the largest bedroom in the house and is located on the southeast corner, meaning it has two windows and gets more light than any other room. We were going to put all of our exercise and running gear in there because of its size--we have a lot of exercise and running gear. But now it could be our sunny, bright office/library type place! Very exciting! (Do you see how I have a problem?)

Yesterday on my lunch break, I rode home to let Rudy out and decided to move some things around. I ended up moving the old TV and the elliptical into our bedroom, leaving the sunny corner room open for other things. Like desks! And books! More moving to happen soon! I am pretty much over moving between residences, but rearranging furniture? I might never quit.

On a side note, I've read before that having a TV (or not) in the bedroom is quite the point of contention. We haven't done so in years, but I like the idea. We often end our evenings with a movie. It would be nice to wash up for the night and get into bed for the movie, so we can just turn over and fall asleep when it's over. And the TV can double as entertainment while cross-training. Win!
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