Monday, July 13, 2009

More Home Improvements

Last Thursday David took the day "off" from work (meaning he was at home taking a conference call and working furiously for several hours, after he'd worked until 3:00 in the morning the night before).  The plan had initially been to install a closet system in the nursery closet on Wednesday night and clean and organize the garage on Thursday, before leaving for a long weekend in Jacksonville to celebrate the 30th anniversary on the federal bench of the judge for whom we both clerked.  

The whole working-until-three-a.m. thing on Wednesday night derailed the garage organization-aspect of the plan, but we did manage to install the closet system on Thursday.  And just in time-- we got a call late last week that our nursery furniture will be delivered this Wednesday.  Hooray!

The "before" picture, with Elfa parts covering the nursery floor.

David sizes up the empty closet.  With beer.

What, you don't install closets while drinking Hawaiian beer?

Bonus picture of the 29-weeks-pregnant photographer, with dog butt.

Sadie was simultaneously disturbed at the commotion, and insistent that she be smack in the middle of the action.

David drills pilot holes for the basket track on the closet's weird angled wall.  

Baskets in!  We're not sure what we'll use these for, but otherwise this angled corner would be totally wasted space.  I'm sure we'll find something to put in here.

David installs the shelving.


Now we have a place to put the baby stuff we're beginning to accumulate.  

I can't wait to see how the nursery looks this week when the furniture arrives.  I'm just so relieved that it came in on time-- early, even!-- given that one of my good friends is 35 weeks pregnant and her furniture has been delayed.  We do have a bassinet, so even if the furniture had been insanely late, we'd have a place for the little guy to sleep, but I'd really rather have everything completely set up before his arrival.  More pictures to come as the nursery comes together!

1 comment:

Sarah in Ottawa said...

It looks great! And the multi-pack of Carter's onesies, the jungle ones? I LOVE THEM! We were given them as a gift for Teddy (one day younger than your godson Blaise, though NOT as big!) in 3-6 month and I have used them constantly. So much that I bought them at a Carter's outlet in a larger size. May they be as good to your little one as they've been to ours!