Thought I would take a moment to let you know how we have tied up all the loose ends we have (had?). Today's version is brought to you by the letter "F."
Friends. Thank you all for the warm wishes yesterday on my blogiversary. Three years and being right back where you started is humbling. I appreciate all the comments you give me every day....the good and the bad.
Furniture. The final decision was made. We can't do it right now. The loveseat is still usable (despite the breakage). The couch is hanging in there. As long as the slipcovers are on...it is tolerable. No sense in buying anything that we won't really want. We weren't able to look at the original set we were interested in (apparently only select stores carry it in the store, and the closest to us is Manhattan!). We looked at a few other things, and G-man fell in love with one set. As much as I like the set, I am not 100% it is the right one (may be too "big" looking). The other option we were looking at is sort of in limbo. The on-line design tool won't let us price out what we want, so we will have to go into the store and have them do it for it.
Bottom line....Not now. We will save up, and I am willing to put no more than we can pay off in less than a year on a CC. So it will have to wait. I am less bummed than I thought I would be. I want to be able to enjoy new furniture...not sit there and wonder how we are going to pay for it.
Flying to Mom. We have decided IF we go, we will fly. Once we worked out gas, tolls, food (even bringing from home has a cost), and pet care (we factored in boarding the cats, JUST IN CASE we can't find someone to come over and feed them), the difference was less than $200. For $200, to not have to be in the car for 30 hrs round trip.....sold. Now we have to actually make the decision and book the trip.
And last but not least.....
Finishing Bossy's Room. OK, I have a post worked out....I just need to add a few more pictures. After all the build up....I have a feeling you will be disappointed. I read several home organization/decorating sites...and trust me....his room does NOT look like their rooms!
Did I forget anything?????