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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Back to Normal.....Maybe.....

It all depends on what you think of as normal.....This morning when I got out of bed, I heard crashes and bangs coming from the family room. When I went to investigate, I found Zar hanging over the edge of the third floor. He was dropping, piece by piece, all of the various and sundry scraps that had accumulated in the workroom.

I heard him mumbling something about a rat's nest and then a pig's sty.....Did I mention that he is obsessive compulsive about neatness?

He finally couldn't stand Tessie's mess and decided to do something about it.

When he finished dumping everything from the third floor to the second, I think he realized the crux of the problem....The second floor was now a bigger mess than it had been to start....

He took a LONG break. He was satisfied to sit on the floor and rest his elbow on a tub of mini wax.....He looked at me and said, "OK. Now it's your turn."

I didn't really want a turn. As you can see, if you look closely, Mookie made a nest under the table and was fast asleep behind my tool bag.

Not waking up Mookie was not much of an excuse for not cleaning up the corner, so I went to work.....

Strangely, Zar disappeared after I started working....I heard him whistling a happy tune from the workroom.

After I got everything out of the house, I put the partitions in place. Then I put what furniture I have in some of the room....Then I sat back and thought...."Hmmmmmm.....It's a long way to the finish."

I hate wiring. I don't think that anybody likes it, but it has to be done. I guess it is another "Bite the bullet" thing to do.

I have an excuse for not getting it done today. I have a Wednesday Witches mini meeting to go to this afternoon. That will give me time to think of an excuse for not doing it tomorrow.

I am still undecided about the brass bed. It is very 60s, but I keep seeing, in my head, a hanging bed that was in one of the books that I had back then. It had a heavy chain on each corner of a platform and the whole thing hung from the ceiling. I think that I first saw that when I was in high school and always thought it would be fun to have one.....Maybe now is the time. I am sure that Tessie would love it. After all, you can't swing on brass beds....

BTW. Poke the last photo. you will see that Tessie is back in traditional dress. She whinged and whined until I gave in. She is now wearing a dress made of antique silk and lace, and is happily relaxing with her feet up.

Wait a minute! Why does she get to relax? I am the one that sewed her clothes and cleaned her whole house. How is it, that she shows up after all the work is finished. What's wrong with this picture?

I am going to go to the mini meeting now and I am NOT taking her along! I'll show her!

See you tomorrow.

10 comments:

The Old Maid said...

They both know what they're doing when it comes to cleaning:) Have a wondeful meeting!

beyondbaffled said...

Hey Casey I love the swinging bed idea. Lowe's did one either last summer or the year before and I've always wanted one too. Here's a link that includes illustrations as well.

http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Hanging_Bed_in_Sunroom_0508.aspx

Margaret said...

Wouldn't it be great if cleaning up the real house could be done so quickly! The house looks great, I like the rooftop garden and also your idea for a swinging bed.

Kathi said...

Hey, now there will be two of us with swinging beds! Can't wait to see yours. Love the photo with Tessie sitting with her legs propped up. Typical... Letting you do all of the work!
Hope you had a great meeting,
Kathi

Caseymini said...

Kathi, I just tried to publish your comment and the silly blogger people sent me an error message. Most irritating.

I didn't know that you had done hanging beds last year. I went and searched. Those are so neat! Look like little boats.

Great minds think alike....That got me curious. I am going back to the first of your blog tomorrow and see what else I might have missed. Anybody care to join me? It is going to be fun!

Marion said...

Wish I had your imagination and your quirky sense of humour ;-) Your blog reads like a most interesting story. Keep going. I'm coming back for more.........

Marion said...

I wish I had your imagination and your quirky sense of humour. Your blog reeds like a most interesting story. Keep going. I'll be coming back for more..........

Norma said...

That first pic of the townhouse lookos so much like my apartment on a bad day that I just had to investigate ;) No Zar here to blame tho, more's the pity LOL I'm looking forward to catching up properly with Tessie's adventures when uni finishes for the semester in a couple of weeks then I want to go back to the beginning of the townhouse construction and enjoy the journey :) See you soon!!!

My Realitty said...

( LOL, funny post)I will! CM

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Poor Zar--he would die of apoplectic shock in my basement.

On wiring--you should have seen me wiring Joanna's Victoria's Farmhouse. There were several broken punch bits involved, broken sewing machine needles, hemostats, tweezers, the sounds of pinging as broken metal implements flew across the room, one punctured finger, some cussing and snorting, a near bout of tears, yelling for my husband twice, a hammer and tape. But it is done and all connections are working--let's pray they stay that way.

Jody