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Homeifying Proceeds Apace - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
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Homeifying Proceeds Apace
My list of chores is mostly done. Two sets of cabinets plus the hall closet painted and shelf papered, the trim in the downstairs and the stairway has been touched up, the carpet is (long) out of the entry hall, the living room carpet is steam cleaned, and the contractor has sent us an estimate on the things that are not (alas) going to get done before we move. Except maybe refinishing the front hall.

And, before tirinian left was the Great Furniture Shopping Expedition. Jordan's Furniture is crazy. The last time I went to a Jordan's Furniture, it was a furniture store. A beige box with some furniture in it. Now, it's Disneyland. Okay, it's Disneyland with a huge amount of furniture, so that's good, but it's still very disconcerting. And we did not see the Two Guys - very disappointing. The new sofas will be cranberry, which means that they're my fault; if they were purple, they'd be tirinian's.

Shopping with tirinian and harrock is strangely mellow. Not because we don't have opinions, but because, I guess, we're pretty good at expressing our opinions tidily. This one is too deep. This one attacks me with a horde of pillows when I sit in it. This one is too much like sitting on a bed, it all bounces when you sit in the corner. This one has two cushions, which is Wrong - the one true number of cushions is three. So it's easy to cross out things that are Not the One, and then when you encounter a sofa you don't cross out, you either say "yes, this is better" or "no, I like the other one better." And while we don't all cross out the same things, our areas of contentment are large and overlapping enough that it works.

Now, to start packing.

Current Mood: productive productive

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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: August 10th, 2004 07:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Good luck with packing.
twe From: twe Date: August 10th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)
You need to do before and after pictures, like on Queer Eye...
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 10th, 2004 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)

categories

Ooh, I should take an after picture for this one:
http://web.mit.edu/boojum/Pix/housepix/photos/photo_18.html
but once the floor is refinished. You can't see all the nicks in the trim, though, so no one will be impressed by that. :)

It's been very hard to take coherent pictures of rooms - they're all "Here I am, standing in the closet, and I still only get a picture of the far corner..."
merastra From: merastra Date: August 10th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: categories

Take multiple pictures then paste 'em together in photoshop. It's fun :)
baronet From: baronet Date: August 10th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Compatibility

It's so nice when you find someone that you are compatible with, someone you can make decisions with comfortably. I recommend that you move in with them, marry them, or both.
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: August 11th, 2004 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Compatibility

I always find it especially satisfying to give advice when I know people have already followed it. Not only can I mind control my friends, but I can do it several years retroactively.
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