Any guesses what this:
have to do with Gideon?
We are getting his bedroom ready!
Goodbye, messy old storage room,
hello, cute little boy's room!
The last few days, we've been moving out huge stacks of
junk valuable belongings too dear to part with. This is the room we heaped stuff into when we moved in nearly four years ago. You know, all that stuff that you don't know where else to put it? That stuff. Now where to put it? That's a whole other post entirely! But the room is looking bigger and bigger, and way less scary, and hopefully today we can get the last of the stuff out of there.
This weekend we are planning on hacking a giant hole in the side of our house and installing a window in the room.
Did I mention that neither Derek nor I have any idea how to actually go about installing a window where there was not one before? We can replace windows, sure, but this is going to be a whole different adventure!
And it's an upstairs bedroom, so there is going to be a really big ladder involved. Gulp. I don't do big ladders. I don't like to watch Derek do big ladders. I hyperventilate at the thought of big ladders. I might need to leave for awhile when this part happens.
But we talked round and round about where to put Gideon, and we decided that, not knowing this little dumpling or what he is like, we have no idea if he will be a good fit to share a room with our other boys. And after all, we do have a six bedroom house. No need to all crowd in together. Except the bedroom we want to put him in is nowhere near finished.
So just in case the busyness of homestudy paperwork, dossier paperwork, fundraising, homeschooling, running the farm, and keeping this huge house clean and functioning wasn't enough, we are now going to be finishing a bedroom, as well!
So here's our new to-do list
(to be added to the top of our existing
lengthy to-do list, of course):
Install a window
and then my favorite part:
(I love decorating!)