"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Feeling Punk

Feeling punk today.
Not this punk
but this one:

Yesterday, I came down with Mr. dP's cold!

In the morning yesterday I awoke feeling a little off, but not anything to worry.
I promptly started The Great Org of the deposit/study/studio, as Hubby bought the new steel shelves. It was supposed to be one, but as he brought two, I decided to put the studier one, already in the room, into the Chaos Corner #1. Thus, I had to take the two small white steel shelves OUT, that I had just put in there. They weren't doing the job, as too small to hold the dinnerware, etc, that have to be in here till more cupboard-room materializes.

So, that meant talking everything OUT, and into the living room:
1) everything from the white shelves, AND the white shelf-units, + whatever else had already accumulated, hiding in the chaos corner #1
2) everything, and clean dust-of-ages, from sturdy grey shelf-unit in Chaos Corner #3, to living room
3) remove everything along Chaos Wall — from corner 3 to 4 — to be able to get unit OUT, and put units IN
4) clean wall, floor, spiders from CC Wall 3-4
5) Clean Sturdy Grey shelf unit. Move heavy (as good) unit into CC#1, body-shoving the chest of drawers a bit, to get past
6) Bring back stuff and organize on shelves in CC#1
7) reorganize stuff in living room so possible to have lunch, move around, not be buried by avalanche

... and LUNCH!

What, you may ask, is in Chaos Corners # 2 and 4?
#Two: the door, which had stuff hiding behind, but was cleared, cleaned, and only the excersise mats were returned (yea!)
#Four: Aahhh! Well, yours truly, braving galactic-disorder at the shelf-cum-computer-and-artwork-desk. Chaos.

By lunchtime, already feeling crappy & punk.
Hubby and Potts, Honorable Son², came for lunch, and the boys' surprise for their father's birthday arrived!
A HUGE BOX ... with a 42" LCD TV!!!!!

I knew they had said the present would arrive on Tuesday (which I had forgotten) but had no idea of what it would be. Totally unexpected.
Papi Hubby thrilled!

After lunch, with the new member of the family resting in its... its... MANSION, I cleared a space in the "hallway" of living/dining to assemble the new shelves.
Then I saw that the holes are all misalighned... Talk about and El Cheapo! And they weren't cheap!
Today, feeling awful, I still don't know if return them or not. Hubby not too keen. Will ask help of the boys.

Last evening, Good'Ole'TV (with fantastic sound) was removed from its place, and Newbie-LCD installed.
Now, only have to reorganize that wall also!
And pack up oldie, as still goldie, and send to "attic".
I have planned some new units also to be made by the carpenter. But will have to reorganize before they come as the situation not too stable right now — shelves behind the tv: not good!

A Rare Before Photo*
tv, TV, mess, BOX

*Before what? Actually a Now, but before what I'm planning to do to this room!!!
There won't be too many "before" pictures, especially of my cave, er, studio/study, as my self-esteem would be totally mortified!   ... cringe....

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