staying put and brainstorming

Welcome to the fondue party, everyone.

Well, the “relocation to an old house in the country” project didn’t pan out, for various reasons (become one of my Patreon members for a dollar a month and get more details).

But it was for the best, so Mr P and I are doing very well.

We’ve brainstormed a bunch of home improvement ideas, the vast majority of which involve our indoors environment (what a shock). Most of these ideas will result in minor changes here and there, and there’s going to be some cleaning (especially the basement, which will soon be the home of a Body Opponent Bag for exercise, a beneficial surge of endorphins, and therapeutic stress release. And Krav Maga practice).

The main change will involve a room switch. It’ll be a much better use of space on the left side of the house, where the bedrooms are.

I’m going to move my room into the master bedroom, and Mr P will have his bedroom in what is now my room. He’ll have more storage space for his books and collections (he’ll inherit a number of my bookcases), and therefore more space in his office/tv room, and I’ll have much more space to move around in my new lair. I’ll lose some wall space because of a large window and big closets, but I don’t mind. I’ll use my wall space for shelves and a careful selection of my favorite pictures (95% of the pictures on my walls won’t be in my new lair).

The sorting and cleaning will do me immense good. If there’s one thing I love to do, it’s organizing things. I’ll be going to IKEA to get four new bookcases (mostly for my toy collection); I’ve meticulously measured and mapped out where everything will go in my new lair. It’s going to be awesome.

My Patreon members will see in-progress photos as well as photos of the finished room before I share (some) of these photos anywhere else.

So it’s all working out for the best. We’ve lived here for a long time, and it’s worked very well for us. It’s not a house in the country, but it’s close enough. Everything we love and need is nearby, and it’s so much less complicated this way.

In addition, my ability to tolerate stress has pretty much become next to non-existent.

Some of the changes I’ll be making will enable me to turn the living room into a temporary guest room, something that was really important to me (I have one very specific person in mind). We also plan to turn half of the closet space in my new lair into a tiny powder room (I saw this really neat toilet that has a sink on top of the tank; it takes next to no space).

Mr P and I will also be getting noise reducing headphones. We’re extremely quiet people, and although we live in a quiet neighbourhood, there’s more activity in the summertime now and then, as is the case in most places (kids playing baseball, that sort of thing)—but with noise reducing headphones, we won’t notice.

We’re both excited about our room switch project, and all the little changes we discussed will give us immense delight.

And we’re more united than ever.

As soon as I’m settled in my new room, I’ll be happily writing my days away. Stay tuned.

Say cheese.


2 thoughts on “staying put and brainstorming

  1. Glad you’re making peace with not being able to move to a new country house, and working to make your current home work better for you and Mr. P. I completely empathize with you about having no ability to tolerate stress. I find as I get older that I want my life to be as free of stress as possible. For me, that means living as simple a life as possible, and not having much of a desire for ‘things’ has really been freeing.

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