Katie is still ill so I’ve been striving to keep quiet as of late. In a tiny house it is hard to go about your daily chores (like housecleaning) when someone you live with is sleeping or ill but it is what it is.
When she woke up earlier today I rushed into action. I cleaned the litter-box, vacuumed the floor and finished tidying up just as she went back to bed. Everyone has pretty well gotten the hint about calling so when I turned on the phone to make a few calls today I was able to just leave the MagicJack up.
I can do dishes when we dirty them without disturbing her but soon I’ll have to fire up the washing machine; it is rather noisy so I’m putting it off as long as I can but I can only wait so long because we only have so much space to dry our stuff in.
To top off everything I’m fighting a splitting headache of my own; I do hope I’m not coming down with what Katie has!
Either way I thought I would share a couple of pictures of what the living room looks like currently. Enjoy!
I put sheets on the bed and the loveseat to protect them from muddy puppy feet and pet hair; these get changed rather frequently though if I had more sheets I must confess I would change them more often than I do. It is much easier to wash the sheets than it is to change the blankets or clean the cushions so this keeps me ahead of the game. I’m hoping to find some sheets and pillowcases at the thrift stores when we go again; our supply has gotten quite low as we’ve worn out some of our stock.
The area rugs were gifts from friends and the afghan covers the kerosene heater that belonged to my mother and serves as our backup heat source. The afghan was made by my grandmother.
We have yet to decide upon the perfect curtains for this room so for now I’ve draped coordinating fleece throws on the windows to keep the light out (and heat in) at night. Behind them are simple paper reddi-shades, purchased for $1 each on clearance when we moved here.
The chair that serves as a nightstand was a gift from Mr. A as was the bed I sleep in; people are always giving him stuff and he is one of those generous souls who love to share!
How are you coping with winter? Please share your stories in the comments below.