Much laughter ensued as we tried to fit the chair into the car - of all the times we'd like for something from Ikea to be in a flat box, this was one of them!
Eventually Sam made it fit into his little car (a Ford Fiesta), but someone had to stay behind at Ikea while they brought the chair home. I volunteered - hey, more time to browse, plus I didn't have to haul it up the stairs. And at least it was ready to go once we got it home...just attach the legs and voila!
Cute, right? Plus, the chair was on clearance! Right now we've all been
fighting taking turns over who gets to sit in it.
Along with helping the kids get everything into place, I've been hanging pictures. Only this time, I'm using a new toy that my dad recommended for Sam to help hang his entertainment center - a laser level. WHERE HAS THIS THING BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!? It's changed the way I hang pictures - no more "eyeball, pound nail, hang picture, stand back, adjust picture, stand back, remove nail and start over" - this thing is really, really cool. I'm going to
She loves my hair! Such a sweet rat - I've had fun playing with her these last two weeks.
I think Sam might have a little addiction happening:
The kid likes variety, I'll give him that!
I heard back from my insurance company and got the settlement on my bathroom flood. They are paying to replace the cabinets - if you look at that post, you can see pictures of them. This is a pretty big area and at the moment feels really overwhelming - it's not as simple as choosing one and putting it in...right now I can't wrap my brain around how to do it. Plus I need to pick out new carpeting for the master bedroom/closet/hall area, as they're taking care of that, too. While the entire house needs new flooring, I'm not ready to ante up the rest of the money to do it, although I probably will replace the carpet in my office since it's so close to the bedroom and you would be able to see the difference if I didn't. Oh, the tile floor in my bathroom has been cracked for quite a while, so I will change that out...ACK. It's hard to know where to start - walls need repairing and repainting, too. Lori - want to come to Texas and do a small reno?
It's Jeff's birthday today so we'll be celebrating tomorrow with a longish run and most likely, a strawberry tart - yum! Have a great weekend!