Massive & sore body, are three words to express my weekend so far.

So as I worked my way through the day I wonder if I will ever have the opportunity to just chill and read a book in a comfy chair! Still not totally unpacked, but the entertainment unit is making progress. I know you’re wondering why oh why is it taking so long. It was already stained and ready to go. HA! After putting the unit pieces back together the seams didn’t fit right. Hmmm, dilemma, use putty and fill in the gaps or do it the right way and sand and manipulate the wood until it lays flat. So of course if you totally want to be proud and not have those gaps scream your name while chillin’ on the couch, then you do what you have to and make it work. So after drilling out the wood plugs, trimming new pugs to size, filling small gaps, and sanding the high spots, I touched up spots and reassembled the unit. Now as soon as I can move, I’ll flip it and check  the remainder of the unit prior to applying the poly coats.

So what’s that have to do with massive, nothing. JET & I unpacked the new IKEA butcher block counter top! It sits on the cabinet and commands attention. I’ve oiled & sanded the unit but find it’s still rough to the touch. Concerned but that’s not the biggest challenge, it’s the overwhelming size of this massive piece! As it sits I don’t think there will be room for additional cabinets on the window wall. Trim or not to trim that is the question.

This morning when I awoke and looked at this enormous piece, I realized it is just too much island for the two of us. Thinking now the two cabinets (that I absolutely love) will have to go against the window wall and I’ll have to find a smaller unit for my kitchen island…. OH NO that means cutting down this beautiful butcher block!!! What a waste 😦

Yes, that is a giant piece of cardboard protecting my dishes from doggie slobber. Pardon my dust and piles of boxes screaming for my attention, real life 😦

Sore is the understatement for how I feel. Having a three day weekend, and trash guys coming tomorrow, it only seemed natural to me to work on Hobbit Habitat. This canvas of a yard can’t be redesigned until it’s clear of this nasty, fuzzy, prickly bush. The upside to chopping this thing by hand is the workout. Besides the peck workout, I found a new Suzanne Summers Thigh Master workout. Hey a girl has to use all her muscles to chop that 10-year-old monster.5-6 hours of chopping, raking fuzzes, I can barely walk. Hope a hot shower, couple Excedrin, and a glass of wine puts everything right again.

Wondering what everyone else did with their extended weekend? Did other households use the time for major projects or find some fun time? I know my teacher friends must have spent time grading and planning. My goal for this week is to apply the first coat of poly on the strikingly beautiful entertainment unit (and maybe tackle a couple of boxes).


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Sumiko Siemers
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 12:31:26

    I agree with your points , wonderful post.


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