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[personal profile] darkemeralds
Both of my sisters came over yesterday and helped me assemble furniture. This may count as an even greater act of generosity than helping someone move house.

Both of them were calm, thorough, and patient, and even if I could have physically managed those giant wardrobes alone (I couldn't have), the task would have defeated me mentally without their help.



We ended the day with all four wardrobes put together and mounted to the wall. The bed was much harder, and broke our brains and hands before we could get it finished. A couple more nights on the living room floor won't kill me.

I was so exhausted by the time we quit that I don't even remember falling asleep. I woke up still worn out after ten hours of sleep, and have been basically sitting in a chair all day. I managed to wheel the recycling bin out to the curb, but that was it: the needle was on Empty, and even three Seely Mint Patties, a kale smoothie, and two pots of coffee didn't shift it.

Partially-assembled IKEA furniture in the new bedroom
Where we left things last night


DarkEm's sister on a step ladder inspecting the installation of a big white IKEA wardrobe
My sister Helen checking the level of a wardrobe


I'll take it up again tomorrow: closet doors, bed slat-base, and cleanup. So, so much cleanup.

Date: 2014-04-22 01:51 am (UTC)
donutsweeper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] donutsweeper
Yay for accomplishing things!!!

Date: 2014-04-22 02:11 am (UTC)
branchandroot: oak against sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] branchandroot
Almost there! Also, seriously, those are just the /coolest/ walls.

Date: 2014-04-22 07:22 am (UTC)
ravurian: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ravurian
At the risk of getting psychically slapped, have you left enough room between the wardrobe and the wall for the door to open? Other than that, this looks magnificent! I am so excited!

And yay for your sisters!

Date: 2014-04-22 02:58 pm (UTC)
ranunculus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ranunculus
Good to take a rest. In my experience pushing on when you are tired just = injury and mistakes.
Ya y for getting lots done!

Date: 2014-04-22 08:08 pm (UTC)
nanila: (tachikoma: celebratory)
From: [personal profile] nanila
It's taking shape and looking fantastic. \o/

Date: 2014-04-23 08:46 am (UTC)
ruric: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ruric
Can't wait to see the finished room!

Date: 2014-04-23 04:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lycomingst
It looks like it's going to be fabulous. 8 ]

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