Home Sweet Home

It’s been an interesting week – I seem to have worn myself out without much effort.  I put some oil o the hardwood floor, you can see the individual sections.  I have a couple of sections to finish, but they are traffic lanes and it won’t be hard to do them.  Eddie had a Defense Symposium on Wednesday and Thursday at Joint Base Lewis McChord.  He spent the night on Wednesday, so I had the house to myself for a bit.

I called Steve to arrange to have his guys come and bring up the furniture from the basement.  There has been quite an echo in here for a while.  I was hoping they would be able to come before he came home – I wanted to surprise him.  But it would be Friday before they came.  So I didn’t say anything when he left for work on Friday – I wanted it to be an unexpected surprise.  I was even in the bedroom having a lie down  so Eddie could get the full effect.  He was very surprised and very pleased – it is now the Kaplanian household.  They mostly brought up the big pieces and I have arranged the furniture  – probably temporary until we live with it for a while to see what works.

After dinner he disappeared down stairs – looking for the last cushion for the sofa and the little pillows that go with it.  Then he found some of his CDs and a few other things.  He was like a kid in a candy store.  I had forgotten about the big jar we used for umbrellas, I was trying to remember when we bought it.

We can’t find the shelves and bracket for the secretary and I know the key is downstairs somewhere.  There aren’t brackets for the shelves in the breakfront – no doubt tucked away somewhere.  We will go through the boxes slowly and decide what to put where.  Eddie is going to have to do it for the moment, I twisted my knee Friday afternoon and have been hobbling around since. It is getting better but I don’t want to chance it on the stairs at this moment.

No doubt it would be smart to put in the pictures to show the end result.  I will admit to being a bit overzealous in taking pictures.  I think most are self-explanatory.















I needlepointed this hassock a long time ago.  The picture goes all the way around.


4 Responses to “Home Sweet Home”

  1. Charlotte Trayer Says:

    Liz, it is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Welcome home….really and truly HOME!! love, Char

    • Lee Kaplanian Says:

      Thank You so much. Have pictures on my phone to show everyone at lunch. I still look and can’t quite get over it. We are both very happy about the way it turned out. Now to find shelves, brackets and all the other things we have forgotten we have.

  2. Charlotte Trayer Says:

    It’s been so long since you last looked into those boxes, I’m not surprised you don’t remember what is where. However, I’m sure you’ll find all those things, in time. Just go thru one box at a time…..Any chance you wrote on the boxes what is inside them? That could give you a clue. Even if it doesn’t actually say “shelves and brackets”, it might list something else that will jog your memory.

    • Lee Kaplanian Says:

      So far Eddie has been having a lot of fun slowly going through the boxes. He has taken a load of boxes up to FOF to their recycle. I noticed some lying on the garage floor, so they are the next load.

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