Monday, June 20, 2022

Gettin' Shizz Done Weekend Recap

Howzit, y'all?  

Thursday night it became clear our shredder was on it's last legs so I ordered a new one because we had a buttload of old docs to shred.  Friday morning it arrived and I got on a shredding bender so I didn't get much more done than that and watering flowers.  At least we didn't lose power that day.  It gets so friggin' hot upstairs so when the power is out you've got about 20 minutes before it starts to get stuffy and you don't want to be up there.  The Mr and I were reminiscing over old W2's and weeping over receipts from our last trip to Hawaii in 2016.  If you'd ever told me we'd go this long without going there, I'd have called you a liar but it looks like it won't be anytime soon so...   I'll have to look at the menus of some of our favorite restaurants there and recreate some meals sometime.  It will be nothing like being there but it's the closest we've got between that and throwing on some old vacation videos.

Saturday I had an appointment in the morning then off to grab lunch and head home to watch a little tube.  I decided it was time to get the longer dresser that basically became a catch all for stuff with no official home out of the bedroom.  I had to get creative on how we were going to finagle it to be as easy as possible.  I took all of the drawers out and flipped it on its top.  Then it was easy to push to and slide down the stairs where we tipped it up on it's side then I flipped it right side up as it came into the garage.  We put the drawers back in and slapped a 'free' sign on it and left it up to the wheel of fortune to whomever passed by.  That thing was this Crate and Barrel dresser (we paid $200 less for it 10 years ago) and the more I looked at it, the more pissed I got at the horrible quality of it.  We waited WEEKS for that set to come in from Italy and they did a crappy paint job on all of it.  Like it was so bad we got money off of one of the nightstands and then we had the bed all set up and the Mr thought he'd be funny and leap onto the bed and it broke.  The frame sheared right off on his side.  Better to have it happen during tomfoolery than sexy time, I guess.  We paid $1000 for that thing too and we immediately called them and had them take it back because the quality was utter crap.  I got a headboard from Pottery Barn and it didn't match and I've hated that set ever since because nothing remotely matched for all of the money we spent.  So it did hurt a little to just give it away but we wanted it out of the house and hopefully some good karma will be tallied up for us somewhere.  

I pulled out a box of CD's and started transferring them over to a book storage that will take up much less space.  It was nice to go from this:

to this:

I was so happy to finally get it done.  I decided to peek under the bed and see what else I could go through and was greeted by this.

Finger pistols from God.


That about did me in for Saturday.

Sunday morning we decided to tackle the broken drawer on the armoire I would be keeping.  The drawer was basically dropping forward just waiting to take off my foot and rubbing the paint off of the left side of the bottom drawer.

The Mr did a Home Depot run and grabbed this adjustable drawer guide kit (similar) so that we could get the show on the road.

To give you an idea, the new white one shows you which parts snapped off on the original green one:

I rubbed the track with paraffin wax (you could use a tealight candle) to make it slide easier and it was all fixed.  I'll be repainting it soon anyway so I'll worry about the paint on the bottom drawer then.  I made brunch and we let it settle by watching an episode of The Affair.  

When that was over, it was time to move on to the garage door installation of the Elfa back of the door storage we got from The Container Store.  (Similar one for much less here.)  Of course, it couldn't be as easy as hang, twist, hook like it made it look but once I walked away, the Mr seemed to do much better and got it ready for me to load up.

And load up, I did:

I seriously can't believe all of that crap fit in the bin below under our sink.  What's better is it left it open for me to be able to utilize for other things and get some breathing room.

The first thing I did was load up our pot lids from the new cookware set we got to get rid of Teflon because I'm tired of fighting with them in the pantry.

It is SOOO nice to have those out of the way and not falling every time I take a skillet or saucepan out.  Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference in getting rid of every day nuisances.

Then it was time to get in our workout which was a nice little kettlebell burn.  Kicks our butts as always.  Then we did odds and ends and enjoyed our Sunday night ritual of Chateau DIY and hygge time.

My new bed frame and CD storage book (War and Peace sized novel) arrive today so I see some more work in my near future.

What did you do this weekend?  
(And thanks for answering about the toes on Friday!  πŸ˜„)

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  1. Wow, you guys killed it! I whacked and cut my grass. Emptied the pool of all the tadpoles, got the old liner out and leveled the pool. Fixed the downspout leak. Took Mom to dinner. Talked to my Cuzzos. We have a tradition of always calling each other on road trips so its always fun.
    Walked puppers and yet again the neighbors dog was loose and charged my baby. Its always scary.
    I screamed for the neighbor with a few f words as I started my walk. On the way back, same ole crap.
    Their dog is always loose and my old guy gets feisty. Also he's always crapping in my yard. Well, I had enough and waddled over and gave them a piece of my mind. They were having a big party and I did not care. Promptly waited until 10:15 and called non emergency for the loud music. Then I had to stay up until the music died πŸ˜‚πŸ€£.
    Have a great week!

    1. Oh and stepped directly on their ornamental plant on my way out which gave my great satisfaction πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

    2. Wow girl, you were BUSY!! What a pain in the butt with the neighbor and his devil dog! Are you able to call animal control so they can ticket him about the dog being off leash? That might be enough to hopefully scare them into leashing. (And, if the dog is attacking/lunging at other dogs that is a problem for them and I'm sure you're not the only neighbor dealing with that.) Would it be passive aggressive to collect all of their dog's sh*t and put it in a pile on their porch? :-) Oops, sorry about stepping on your plant...not!

    3. I've been leaving it in the mulch at the base of their treesπŸ˜‚πŸ€£
      I told them I'm calling next time and I def will. They've released the Medusa in me

  2. Congrats and getting so much done! What a fantastic weekend you had of purging, organizing, and reminiscing! Way to go!!!! We had some appts Thurs and Fri, then took the dogs swimming Sat and I did some stuff around the house and we celebrated Father's Day since the hubs had to work on Sunday. I grocery shopped that day and took care of a lot of chores that needed to be done before the new week began. It was a beautiful weather weekend so I took advantage of it and pruned back three trees, fed the plants their flower food, and recycled the last of the pvc pipes -- finally gone after 3 months of working on those every single week! Now the stack of dead branches can finally be cut down by me on a decent weather day and put in my bucket to use for kindling in the chiminea. The backyard finally doesn't look like an espisode of Sanford and Son! ROFL Have a super week!!

    1. Woo hoo on getting those PVC pipes gone and outta there! I bet you can't wait to burn all that kindlin'! Now I'm going to have the Sanford and Son theme in my head the rest of the day!

  3. I still cannot believe how that dresser disappeared the way it did. I thought for sure when we checked for it it was still going to be there and fill me with dread about how we were going to get rid of it, but what a relief it was to see it was gone. It was a pretty productive weekend though and what a huge improvement in the kitchen under the sink too!

    1. I seriously don't know how we didn't hear ANYONE take that thing! That's why I think it's at someone's house we wouldn't care for because they had to walk it since we didn't hear anyone loading it. Just glad it's outta here. Super productive even if the bedroom still looks like a bomb went off. Thanks for all of your help!


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