We had a buyer for our new house for a few days, and then they skedaddled over a (to us) rather stupidly insignificant thing. The builder of our new home has to buy our old one if it doesn't sell by April 9th, so it doesn't bother us too much.
It just bothers the builder.
Yesterday, the news of the skedaddling came just an hour after I took delivery of this furniture.
Yes, that is my Nook Tablet resting on the table. I still love it, too.
The library, when it is finished, will be my favorite room in the whole house...even more than my craft room. My craft room isn't perfect and right now has carpet ripped up and holes cut in drywall following a leaky toilet incident. See?
This mess will require at least a week to get straightened out. Probably two. But even without the mess, the craft room isn't ideal. It's too isolated from the family. I don't like the fact that I can't hear what's going on in other parts of the house when I am in there. It's not a problem during the day, when I'm here with the dog. Just in the afternoons and on weekends when I feel like I'm ostracizing myself in there. I'm considering moving all this stuff to the alcove of the basement with the sliding glass door. Then I'll be "part of things" while stamping my art out.
Even so, as you can see, the craft room's decor is dominated by plastic storage. It's not pretty. Functional, yes. Pretty, no. And not the sort of thing you want to lay eyes on when you walk down the stairs and into the basement rec room. It's a dilemma.
The library, on the other hand, will contain not single plastic storage bin, drawer, or basket. Our desks may arrive as early as today...they are the mission desks from LLBean. We still need chairs for the desks and bookshelves for the, um, books, and accessories, such as a Tiffany-style lamp for the table between the chairs, curtains for the windows, etc.
I'm in love. So is George. It's sort of sad that we bought this whole big house and will spend most of our time quite happily in a 14' x 13' room.
I exaggerate. But only a little.