A New Beginning

OOH, TALK ABOUT BEING SIDETRACKED! I’ve tucked my edits away as I’ve worked toward digging out a few important pieces of furniture for my new space at Open Ground Studios. The OGS director texted me on Wednesday, saying the space was ready for me—talk about the ultimate early Christmas present! Edits put aside, I’ve been dreaming and scheming about how I can transform my space—I pulled together a few things (tape measure and a few tools) and drove over to begin to tidy and measure my space. I mopped the floor—in hindsight, probably should have done that last. I kinda cleaned the walls, knocked down the cobwebs and dust hiding on the windowsills (I’ve three windows—insert grin—plus a windowed door).
Then I found the key to the storage space and wrestled my box of IKEA bits into my office—they needed to be put together. Though that took much longer than I figure, I was able to successfully put together a six drawer rolling unit—it looks great!

I left OGS completely spent, with plans to return on a Thursday to deliver a few large items: two small filing cabinets, a smallish table and (now that I know it will fit—remember the measuring tape?) … a corner unit computer desk. Oh, and that was fun—not! Took two days of attempting to dismantle, then I gave up on it (I’ll have to reassemble what I’ve done as it’s staying at home). I decided to take a drop-table secretary desk instead. I’ve cleaned it out and it’s ready to go. It’s much heavier than anticipated, so getting it out of the house, into the truck and back out at the other end will be interesting … this is how I’ll be spending my Friday. I’m hoping there might be somebody at OGS to help with the desk … we’ll see.

So … I also needed to return all the stuff I had in my flat file and cubby. Most of it was done Thursday, but I’ve one more load to go (I think). Then, I’ll be going to Home Depot to look for brackets and boards for some shelving. I might even get a couple of boards I’ll need to cut down and some wheels to make a rolling table/platform. Still working on that in my head.

Sigh—no matter how “small” the move, it’s a nuisance … to say the least (she said with a grin).

Christmas is this weekend (Sunday/Monday). I’ve promised to bring some yummy food, so Saturday will be my day to prep/cook all of it. I’ll be spending Sunday at church, then at my daughter and son-in-law’s home for a Christmas Eve dinner. Monday morning—and most of the day—will be spent with his family and a few friends. So … before it gets crazy, I want to wish you all safe travels and, as you settle in with your friends and family, a blessed Christmastime.

May Peace and Joy surround you this weekend and beyond. 🎄 Merry Christmas 🎄