In anticipation of the move I have downsized some of our
possessions. Meaning, I have sold several pieces of furniture too large for me
to move single-handedly in my van. As a result, my queen-sized bed is no more,
along with a heavy solid wood desk, a matching nightstand and shelf, both with
Beautiful pieces, all. Beautiful. But the desk was heavy
and unneeded, the queen-sized bed entirely too big for any average bedroom, and
the mattress and box springs no only too large to fit inside my van but too
heavy to move myself.
The glass shelf – beautiful but a dust magnet. Every speck
of dust would find its way to that shelf and make it look as if I hadn’t
cleaned in months! I plan on replacing it with some industrial stainless steel
shelving, like the kind you see in restaurants and in Duncan MacLeod’s place
in Highlander the Series.
I have to clean off the desk and shelf and move them over
there tomorrow sometime, but the bed and nightstand are officially out of the
house and out of the way!
I know – what am I thinking, right?
Tonight I will snuggle up on a futon placed upon the floor
and have a restful night’s sleep, knowing that when I move I won’t have to beg
and plead and pray for someone to help me move. All I have left to sell are my
couch and loveseat. They are beautiful, the Ashley signature series, but just
too large and awkward for me to move alone! Honestly, part of me wishes that I
had never agreed to purchase them, despite the fact it was an excellent price –
they have been giant sage albatrosses ever since they arrived home!
I love them, I truly do, but I love my independence more
than I do a couple pieces of furniture. After I get moved and settled in I plan
to invest in a futon couch for the living room, which can be easily dismantled
and moved should I EVER decide to relocate again.
As for my bed, I am torn. The bedroom has a small alcove,
which will be perfect for my office area, and I can make it dissappear with a
curtain when not in use, but unless I go with a futon or murphy style bed, that
room will not be very multi-purpose. Nothing is more annoying than to need some
open floor space and there is a big chunk, all covered over by a giant unused
I wish I had some ideas for the area. I want it to be a
peaceful sleeping area, which means I will be able to conceal my desk and stuff
when I’m done, but I would also like to be able to keep the bed out of the way
if I have company and we’re working on the computer, you know? Perhaps I will
end up investing in another futon couch for my bedroom as well.
My daughter has already placed her order for a futon
couch! I am wondering if she would be happier with one of those futon chairs,
however. As small as she is it seems as if it would be perfect for her!
If I am able to eliminate the couch and loveseat, then the
living room will be quite oriental appearing until I get settled in and recover
from all of the deposits and expense. I have a coffee table that belonged to my
parents when I was a child, so use it with giant black pillows surrounding it
for seating! Nice and super casual, especially since we really don’t get that
As for a television – we don’t have one or need one. We
use the laptops when we want to watch a movie or something. Eventually I would
like to invest in a projector and screen for a bit bigger effect, but that is
not a major concern.
I am exhausted, but still need to give the doggie her last
walk of the evening before calling it a night.
Sweet dreams, world!