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3:41 p.m. - 2006-06-28

Pseudo Projects

My husband and I have launched into a pseudo summer project. I say “pseudo” for a number of reasons.

1) I didn’t know this would turn into a “project”
2) Once “project” was set in motion I was distinctly told it wouldn’t truly see a beginning date until late summer / early fall.
3) Once the brain waves got rolling for T – the project got wings and began to fly.

But I digress . . . .

To give some back history – I’ve been on the hunt, for years, to find a way to properly store and manage my crafting supplies. At present our spare room/my quiet place & craft room looks like we’re getting ready to go camping with all the large plastic tote bins. I have acquired quite a lot of paraphernalia over the 15 or so years I’ve been doing paper crafts. So the search for the perfect system has always been at the back of my mind.

Back at the early part of June we went to a huge garage sale that a group of our youth put on to raise funds for their mission trip to Mexico. Amongst the rubble treasure trove of cast off belongings was an 80’s style “Entertainment Centre”. This piece of furniture was made of solid wood, with two doors at the front that can close of the potential clutter inside, and in rather good shape. It was T who had the vision on this one first. I hadn’t even been thinking about my crafting system. He felt there were a TV would have sat inside this piece we could put in a series of pull out shelves about 5 inches apart – one above the other. This would be a great way to store my stamps – laid out.

In the other areas of the cabinet I could put baskets on shelves for the less stackable stuff (heat gun, stamp pads, ribbons, random stuff).

For thirty dollars we couldn’t go wrong.

As mentioned above, T told me very plainly that this was not a project that he could begin to help me with for quite a while. That’s fine; I had some stripping and refinished to do on it anyway.

Last week, however, all that changed. On a weekend that we had absolutely NO social engagements, or ‘must do list’ to accomplish – he decides that we absolutely MUST go out and find all the necessary hardware for the project. This ended up taking a good portion of Saturday afternoon and then again on Sunday afternoon. (But not all hardware was purchased – yet).

Men seem to think that women are the ones who mull over purchases …. Not so in my household. My husband is incredibly methodical when it comes to shopping. Especially when it’s in a store that I have no interest in. But I digress.

So, here we are on Wednesday and the project is back on the back burner. I still need and want to strip it, and summer has finally arrived which means its wwaaaaayyyyy to hot out to start this part of it. Maybe this weekend, this a lovely llloooonnnngggg weekend to kick off summer.

I’ll keep you posted on this event as it rolls out. I’m still not counting on it being near completion until late August.

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