No, this isn’t about anatomy. I didn’t break anything. It’s about one itty bitty change that created a lot of work.
We don’t watch a lot of TV except during the long winter and sports seasons. The beloved husband loves professional baseball and football but not me. I am fascinated with ice skating competitions and Gray’s Anatomy. He has a limited attention span for salchows, lutzes and axels and none at all for medical shows.
There is more than one TV in this house (don’t judge!) but the most comfortable viewing spot is from the family room recliners. After he spent years watching baseball from a desk chair in the office, I felt some sympathy for the beloved husband. (Yeah, I was surprised too. At first I thought it heartburn!)
I planted a seed in his ear (not literally) about getting a comfy chair for our office (which is very small). I had something in mind that I thought he would love and he did. Now he was excited about it. (Getting the beloved husband excited is like watching a racing horse at the start gate! He is raring to go. Full steam ahead and all that.)
However…and there always is one…it wouldn’t fit unless we changed the location of the TV and took out a built-in corner cabinet. There was no carpet under that cabinet but we found a 13 year-old scrap that fits. Perhaps you won’t see the color difference. Or the seam.
The cabinet was attached by screws so there are holes in the wall. Yes, we’re hoping the 13 year-old paint matches too.
Now we’re focusing on the other cabinet in the new TV location. It has to be altered to accommodate a TV. The rewiring isn’t bad as our modem is located there but there are unwieldy doors and other changes are needed. A lot of stuff is stored there.
We lost storage in the corner cabinet too so we had to clean out and go through everything — books, supplies, etc. Why does a couple need 5 large packs of staples? Or 20 post-it packs. Maybe there was a sale.
We threw out more books. Long time readers may remember (if they don’t have a life and more important things to remember) that we donated over 500 books about two years ago. The books in the office were recycled rather than donated. Most were “how to” books for computers and programs, many long gone. No need for Widows 95 anymore. A lot of dummy books went. I agonized over the dictionary and thesaurus. I haven’t used either in eons. I always use the internet. Still…paper…old habits…the thesaurus went but the dictionary is stored until the next big clean out. Or the move to the nursing home.
We are in the middle of this project so we don’t know if the carpet will work or we will need to re-carpet. Same for the paint. The TV cabinet is still in discussion and design but I’m hoping the new chair will be in the room next week even if only temporarily.
Next time I feel sympathy, I will take some antacid and see if it goes away!