Weather in Texas: Snow with a Chance of Ice

Monday, January 10, 2011

We buckled down and got ready for the Arctic Blast that would hit our area. Neither of us like to run the heater on very high, but Saturday night around 9:30, I asked Don to crank up the heat and break out our space heaters. He did one better and started a fire. Mari was eager for the snow to fall and accumulate because she loves playing in it. I remember liking the snow as a child and then within 15 minutes being tired of it. This kiddo could be out playing in it for hours. She is definitely her father's daughter.

Anyway, I had a marathon of a day, completing 8 loads of laundry. Isn't that just the way things go? You make a new goal and you start off with a bang! While my laundry is completed and most of Mari's, I still have a ways to go in terms of catching up, more specifically, laundering all of the towels and bedding, but we'll get there.

Meanwhile, Don was busy packing up the office and moving it to the den. Our office was a catch all of sorts. It was his office, spare bedroom, and storage for random things that somehow got lost over the years. He spent all day Saturday and Sunday sorting, cleaning, throwing away, recycling, and boxing up. And we're still not done! Actually, he may very well be close to done, but there's a giant pile of mess that is mine that I have to go through and choose what stays or what goes. It is going to be tough! The last time we changed office rooms, our garage was rendered a permanent storage spot instead of a garage to park the vehicle. I guarantee you I was missing the garage when I was thwacking the snow off the car.
Lucky for me, the remote start had melted any ice that had accumulated, so all I had to do was get rid of the snow. Anyway, our street didn't even begin to look like the snow day we had last year, but the ice was bad enough that school was delayed or even canceled!

Back to the office. I'm going to share the plan with you for two reasons. One, to keep me accountable for my part in this and two, because I'm so excited!!! Our den is a nice sized room with decent natural light. It was one of the first rooms that underwent a make-over. We'd ripped up the carpet, stained the concrete, repainted, and repainted bookshelves. It was very nice. (And when I say we, I mean Don and his mom and I picked out swatches of paint.) It will now act as office/craft room/spare bedroom. Hence the reason for purging and clearing out. I'm very excited to see how it will all come together. I've been scouring the internets for ideas and I think I have found some shelving and organizing solutions that will fit our needs. The old office will become Mari's new room, which we will have to paint and change out the lights. Mari's room will become Tesla's room. Whew, such changes!

I'll be sure to take photos and update our progress. In the meantime, for all of you who have a craft space, I would love it if you would snap a photo of it and show me how you have organized everything. Thanks!

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