I don’t know how much you’ll see of me this week. There is much to do!
We have 7 days until the movers arrive. Between now and then I have three closets to sort and cleaning to do — fans to clean, windows to wash, etc. I also have to do some dismantling.
When we arrived on this island the first piece of furniture we bought was a dining room set. Amoeba knew just what he wanted and we trekked all over the island to find it. We looked at dozens of contemporary dining sets, but couldn’t find one that suited both our price and our pocket book.
I wanted something with a “country” look. Amoeba wanted a bistro-type set with long-legged chairs. We actually found a wonderful compromise. Our dining set is made of wood (a must for me) and has a natural wood top and seats, while the frame of the table and chairs is a high gloss black.
It was perfect in our condo — especially in front of that huge sliding glass door overlooking the ocean. It looks great in this stark white, beach house because it adds a bit of color and dramatic flair. I imagine it will look wonderful in the dining room of our new home, too. Even so, this week I don’t like it.
In order to move it we —I — have to dismantle it. Again. And when it arrives in Friday Harbor I will have to put it together. Again. Do you have any idea how many nuts and bolts and screws it takes to put together a set of table and chairs! My hand hurts just thinking about how long I’ll be holding a screwdriver or wrench.