Monday, July 27, 2015
Establishing A Guest Bedroom
In a house with four bedrooms and only one bed. Sigh. It hasn't gone smoothly. My friend P is also trying to establish a comfortable (but not too) guest room for her guests. We went looking for a full or queen bed frame for her guest room. Me? I prefer to have two twin beds in the guest room.
At one time, when guests were something that actually happened, I had one guest room with a queen bed, one with a king bed and the third room was my sewing room or G's office but could be turned into a third guest room with the two twins in about an hour's notice. Our daughter has the queen. A friend of the daughter--moving from a difficult situation with no furniture--got the king bed and the bedside tables and dresser. And we never replaced any of it as we seemed able to fill any voids with stacks of storage containers.
We still have the 1950's maple bunk beds which filled (actually) the tiny bedroom I shared with my two brothers. The youngest in a crib. There was enough room for a child to walk (or fall out of bed) between the beds. At each end, a wall. Next to the crib--the door. I think we had a window. The walls were covered in parakeet wallpaper. We shared that room until we moved when I was almost 10. My brothers were almost 8 and 5. Perhaps the youngest never really "matured" because he slept in a crib until he was 5??? Even with the side removed.
We are into day three with the new fridge. It is very quiet. The "other" one made a noticeable amount of noise with the motor and fans -- from the beginning.
The food inside is cold. The ice maker is making ice. Everything fit inside and I have empty spaces.
Enough spaces tall enough for milk containers and orange juice bottles. The "chill" drawer has room for the deli sliced meats AND a week's supply of yogurt cups PLUS room for cheeses.
And, wonders to behold, a shelf above the ice maker "suitable for containers of ice cream". It's been 2.5 years since we had room for a container of ice cream.
When the service guys came to install the new fridge and remove the old--they were rather stunned. "This is a new fridge" they said to G when they first saw the Whirlpool. And G said "yes, it's only 2 years old". Why they asked? Because it doesn't work and can't be repaired. And they hauled it away.
Magnets don't stick to the new Electrolux. It's actually stainless steel (or so G tells me). The front of the Whirlpool--well, magnets stuck to it. Enough said.
I have to get back to sorting out things in my sewing room and carrying them upstairs. I have the paint and dye cabinet to work on this morning. I have a Pfaff sewing machine that works on European wattage or with a transformer. Anyone interested?