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Sunday, January 07, 2007  

Ups and Downs and More Ups

After having lived in our new upstairs addition for a week now, we've discovered some pluses and minuses as compared to the prior arrangement.

On the minus side:

1. Trash and I can't always hear each other yelling from different floors of the house any more. We can hear that the other person is yelling, just not what the other person is yelling.

2. When we take the laundry out of the dryer, we have to fold it and put it in hampers to carry upstairs, instead of just hanging it from the long pole I hung from the laundry room ceiling with telephone wire.

3. All the furniture and other stuff we had packed up in boxes and suitcases doesn't put itself back.

4. We had to be a lot more careful bringing stuff back up than we did bringing it down. We weren't too worried about gouging walls that were going to come down anyway.

5. Even though an entire level of the house is completely brand-new, we're already starting to spot dust bunnies (which are of course immediately terminated with extreme prejudice).

6. We seem to have somewhat less money in the bank than we did before.

On the plus side:

1. M. Small loves sleeping in his new room, so much so that on weekends he's willing to stay in bed until as late as 8:30 a.m. His dad greatly appreciates this shameful decadence.

2. Our clothes are stored in closets, instead of from a long pole I hung from the laundry room ceiling with telephone wire.

3. If M. Small wakes up in the middle of the night, we can go into his room, comfort him back to sleep, make a stop at the bathroom, and get back in bed without ever having to negotiate stairs. Or at least we would, if M. Small didn't keep demanding crackers in the middle of the night. Maybe we should have built a pantry up here when we had the chance.

4. With all the toys moved up to his bedroom and playroom, our living room once again looks like a place where adults hang out occasionally.

5. I can get up out of bed without having to climb over the treadmill any more.

6. With Trash's computer moved back up to our new bedroom, with a proper desk and chair and everything, she can stop wrecking her back by perching on the too-short barstool. And while writing this entry, so can I.

7. We can close off the top of the stairs, the bathroom, and our bedroom, then let M. Small hang out by himself up here, shuttling between his bedroom and playroom, perfectly safe and happy, for as long as ten minutes in a row. Even if he's awake.

8. When people come over to watch TV, they don't have to watch it in our bedroom any more.

9. We're no longer sleeping twenty feet away from the catboxes.

I think the pluses outweigh the minuses so far.

posted by M. Giant 7:04 PM 3 comments

3 Comments:

"We're no longer sleeping twenty feet away from the catboxes"

And what we have heard on Phantom makes methink this is a very good thing.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 8, 2007 at 12:55 PM  

My husband shares his office (he works from home) wtih the litterbox. He practically weeps every time he sees me feeding the cats.

By Anonymous GhostGirl, at January 8, 2007 at 6:06 PM  

Hello, pictures, anyone?

By Anonymous Michelle, at January 8, 2007 at 8:36 PM  

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