It’s been a while since my last post and that’s because I’ve been on vacation. I had 10 whole days off work, so Will and I planned to head down to Florida on Boxing Day to visit his parents for a week. At the last-minute plans changed, and though I was a bit sad to be missing out on a few days of sun and sand, I realized I could get a lot done around the house during the week off – but that didn’t happen either.
You see, I hadn’t slept in literally in months. I’m up every weekday morning at 6 am for work, then I had class at 9 on Saturday mornings, and that just left Sunday to sleep in. But with such limited weekend time at it was, I wasn’t really sleeping in on Sunday either. So on Boxing Day, I slept. Then I slept some more. I got up, stayed in my pyjamas, slept on the couch for the first time ever in the house. Then I proceeded to stay up all night. After a couple of days, my days were turned into nights. And you know what? I liked it. Though I’m not quite sure how I’m going to get up for work tomorrow…
At any rate, all my relaxing vacation time meant that I didn’t get anything done around the house. Until today.
It started this morning when I took down all the Christmas decorations. I was sad to see the season end, but knew it was time to clean up or else I’d end up having to do it one night this week after work, which I didn’t relish the thought of. When I emptied all my gifts from under the tree, I strategically left my new mailbox out, hoping Will would see it and offer to put it up. And I was in luck, because that’s exactly what happened!
Check out my new mailbox
The old mailbox was a tarnished old brass thing that had seen its day. This new one is black, which looks great with our white siding and coordinates nicely with the black shutters on the front of the house. Now all that’s left to do at the front door is replace the brass light fixture with a black one. I saw one today at Canadian Tire that I quite like, so I’ll go back and pick it up when it’s a bit warmer out.
After the mailbox, Will and I seemed to be on a roll. I unpacked all my boxes full of books and got them on my book shelf. Will reorganized his closet and we even got the closet door back up. We’re still missing one, but hopefully we’ll be able to get one shortly (it was missing a door when we moved in and just our luck, they don’t make closet doors that size any more. We’ve been scavenging re-use stores in the area, but haven’t looked in about a month, so maybe we will find one next weekend).
Then we decided to take on all our pictures, which Will said were getting angry because they have been living on the floors since we moved in. I was apprehensive about hanging anything until we were sure about furniture placement, but I gave in and we got the majority of them hung up. I have to admit, they look good and the house looks more like home, feels bigger and definitely looks less cluttered. So Will was right. Are you reading that, Will? You were right!
Now, if only we could get this much done every weekend…