Man, I’ve been busy! I even did offline stuff too! Can you imagine? We now sort of have a guest room. There are still things that needs moved into storage spaces, but we’re not exactly sure where that is yet. This house is packed pretty tight. I need to go through several boxes and purge a lot of our stuff too. We can say goodbye to much of the baby stuff now that our youngest is 2. Oh that’s a good feeling. I was so excited to see that the curtains I chose for the room match the area rug we already have. What I failed to realize was that the tops of the curtains have large grommets and I got the standard $2 plain curtain rods. If I had realized about the grommets, I would have splurged and gotten nicer curtain rods.
While I was in Lowe’s, I also got a couple things for the front of our house. Everyone does up their yards here since we don’t have to mow and edge. They spend all their time and energies in the flower beds. This sucks for a person like me who just killed a $1 set of seeds from Target. I think we’re finally over having frosts at night and I can really get some plants in the ground. We had temperatures in the 70′s last week, but we had a good frost one morning. Gotta love 30-40 degree temperature changes.
*Side note, while I’m singing Lowe’s praises, if you have a military ID, don’t forget to ask for your discount. That’s one of the reasons I shop there. The curtains were priced the same as everyone else’s, same quality, but I got the military discount. It makes a difference.
With getting the guest room ready we had a bit of a saga with finding a sleeper sofa. We decided on an air mattress on a platform. It’s more comfy that a regular air mattress, and since we hardly have guests, it makes more sense for us. Plus it gives up more sofa options since we can just get a regular sofa now if we choose. We also hardly have couples stay. Our nephew is the one who comes to stay overnight the most, and he’s more likely to say “I’ll just take the couch.” We realized we need to do what fits into our lifestyle the majority of the time since we rarely have guests.
Since we didn’t get the sofa I wanted, we’re going to get a new dining set and a cabinet for storage. Our dining set was a 1st anniversary gift, and it’s been through 3 moves and now 2 kids. We found out recently it was used when we got it. It’s reached its life expectancy and it’s time to get chairs that we aren’t afraid will collapse when someone sits in them.
*picture from the Lane furniture website