Mudcat Café message #3993504 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3993504
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
22-May-19 - 07:55 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019

The "new"/old cabinet which is now ours is quite nice even though painted. We are at the point of a big need for a strong body to help R carry things upstairs .... Beautiful "new" blonde oak chest of drawers and elegant roll top desk and the heavy pine piece for the Sewing/TV room... All cluttering the first floor! Would love them in place and in use! In this lifetime!

The only new-from-a-store piece of furniture is the mattress. I am hoping for another bed frame soon so I can get another mattress so I can have overnight guests! (Big music fest on the canal in mid June!) R says he has several "wow" bed frames... The beautiful blond desk is to replace the dark oak, needing repair roll-top desk about which I commented mildly, "That is a really ugly desk." We are fortunate to be surrounded with good thrift shops! The big question is when will R divest us of the not-going-to-be-used pieces.

Went to a "seniors' lunch" today - first ever. Met a couple interesting women and am hoping one might join our English tutoring group - another yankee who has lived in Canada since '81. It was a marvellous mix of skin colours; only one male. Lively group and the noise, of 25 people talking, wore me out; the afternoon has been no energy at all.

The 3 baby cherry trees are well planted; I put a tomato cage and netting around each lest there be nibblers. They are leafing out nicely!

Hope to go down to Mill tomorrow to fetch more mulch (sorry SRS!), visit Geri and do some clean up in studio. Still need someone with a rototiller to make me more garden beds before I can bring more perennials. Last week's plantings look very healthy; the deep purple iris are in full bloom.

My indoor tomato plants have numerous new fruit!

Want to go to Beaver but R cannot and seems to want me to stay here. I need to get back to help Magda with pottery but, even though this is a weekend of events up there, it really is too soon to spend that much energy again. Maybe next week.