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Weatherdude decides on the 11 hour drive home from Montreal that he wants more bookcases. Which, of course, he hasn't got time to build because he's busy saving the world from bad meteorology, or some such nonsense.

So I called G-Dude from the road. Dude wants built-ins. It turns out The Dude also wants bamboo flooring "some day." Ummm, like, this is the right time to do it? Hello?



So we're in the process of ripping up Weatherdude's office (once a formal dining room) for the first time in 7 years. Ummm, yeah, found mouse droppings and some chocolate. Ugh. So this weekend has been the great diaspora of Dude's books to all corners of the house. Or just the foyer. Although some of them ended up in the tv room which is between his office and the foyer. Those actually ended up back on the bookcase they came off of. In its new location. Which might get moved again. Because, well, we didn't really think this one out. (Needs to be swapped with another bookcase.)

Books, books, books. See also edge of bookcase in tv room that was moved on Thur/Sat. Hope no one wants to use the front door. In the country, no one usually does.


I call this "Where I Surf" as opposed to Kyle Cassidy's "Where I Write" series. The Dude answers a lot of email from this desk. A lot.


The Dude's desk is usually hidden behind these four bookcases, which were moved to our living room to allow for bamboo flooring. So there's one bookcase left and five have been moved out. It echoes in there now.


This was an opportunity to clean his big mac (and a lot of other things too). A lot of dirt accumulates in 7 years. That's Miss E's weather-inspired artwork on the wall behind him.


I have no idea how this got in here. This is not The Dude's office and that is not The Dude.

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tcastleb
Aug. 16th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Wow. I see I'm not the only one moving furniture around this weekend. Cool.

I want to hug ze kitteh.
birdhousefrog
Aug. 16th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Nope, you're not. And it's all empty now as of 8pm our time. Of course, the bamboo doesn't arrive before Wed, but G will do some work on the shelves.
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birdhousefrog
Aug. 16th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
this will be 3 rooms with bamboo flooring now.
ex_triciasu
Aug. 17th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
'he hasn't got time to build because he's busy saving the world from bad meteorology, or some such nonsense'

you made me snort tea!

and i love those wooden walls with the green outside, and the little stove...

bet the cats love that duster thingie
birdhousefrog
Aug. 17th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
the room with wooden walls sold the house 7 years ago. It's part of the addition and raises the place above the standard 70's ranch. It's all glass where it's not wood and we like to sit there in the mornings with our coffee on a couch, The Dude and I. It's also a favorite cat hangout.
birdhousefrog
Aug. 17th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
tea snorting. My work is done.
dawtheminstrel
Aug. 17th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
More bookcases is always a good thing. Always.

Are you recovering from workshop planning?
birdhousefrog
Aug. 17th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Getting there. I was more tired than I thought.
klingonguy
Aug. 17th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
I vote for tossing the bookcases and taking a wall of the room and building a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf onto it. Trust me, it is grooviest!
birdhousefrog
Aug. 17th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
We are going to do the floor to ceiling, but in MDF, not solid wood. But that won't eliminate the need to put those bookcases back in his office. We have books piled everywhere that have no shelf space. Personally, I think eliminating books is the only solution because more keep arriving. We need a zero balanced book policy.
karen_w_newton
Aug. 17th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Sp, ever thought about investing in an eReader?
birdhousefrog
Aug. 17th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Nope!
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