Firstly, I want to thank you for the well-wishes on the job front. I do appreciate it. You folks are the best. :)
On to the nitty-gritty. So far Mom and I took two loads of furniture to storage. It doesn't sound like much until you unload 8 dining chairs, a sofa table, a little bench, and an ottoman. I even unloaded a bookcase on my mom. So far so good. We still have the recliner, rocker, dining table, sofa, entertainment center and TV to move. Rather than wrestle the buffet, we're shoving it into the kitchen and moving the kitchen table. Trust me, the table is lighter.
Annie wanted pictures so here are a couple of old ones. Unfortunately, this is the biggest I can find. I'm sure somewhere I have the originals, but not handy. These were taken while we were moving in.
There are two of these, one on either side. Rough cut lumber must be cheap because they used it for everything. The shelves face the dining room. These are leaving. Bye! Bye!There is a 9-foot ceiling hiding under this in the dining room. Again, rough cut lumber. Adios!This is taken from the living room looking towards the dining room. Now you can see the shelf things. Be gone!This is looking toward the south wall of the living room. At one point there was a real fireplace and probably bookcases on either side. Now a very large fake fireplace and the windows are all that remain. The fireplace stays, but is getting a facelift. DH is having a small stroke over it, but he'll be okay. These rooms together measure 33-1/2 feet long x 13 feet wide.
Right now the plan is to get the rest of the furniture out tonight and tomorrow. Thursday I'll start gathering my tools of destruction and get DH settled into the man-den. I'd really like to inflict my first wound on Friday.
Are you interested in during pictures or just after pictures?