Yesterday was a big day of moving things around in the house. We had two rooms that had kind of become dumping grounds for various random stuff and we decided to flip some stuff around to make better use of space. Pictured above is one bedroom that we had used as a reading room. It had just kind of become cluttered with “stuff” that didn’t really belong anywhere. Also, Trav’s old bedroom in the basement was just space that we never used, but it’s nice and naturally cool during the summer.
I decided that I needed to convert the basement bedroom into a “man cave”, filled with my Xbox, Wii, Wii related accessories, and the TV. Julie was hesitant at first. She gave me the stipulation that if we converted the upstairs room into the extra bedroom that it’s door had to fully close. The door was from a different part of the house and had been painted a number of times, so it didn’t ever really close. After a lot of time spent readjusting the latch plate and shaving paint off the sticking areas, the door now closes easily, so we went to work. The first thing we did was empty the upstairs room so we could clean the floors and windows and then we moved the bed and matress up from the basement. Getting the mattress up the basement steps and around the corner was not an easy task. We got everything in place and Storm immediately staked her claim to the bed. Julie threw a sheet on the bed to make sure the cat hair didn’t get all over the comforter. I don’t think Storm has moved from this spot in almost 24 hours.
After that was complete, we started moving everything from the second floor down the deck stairs and then down into the basement. There were three big things to move – the TV, the loveseat, and the TV stand. The TV was purchased before flat panels were affordable, and it is not fun to move around. It weighs about 175 pounds, so we grabbed the dolly from our building downtown to get it moved. The table and loveseat were a lot easier. I wired everything up, got the Xbox online and was able to play Call of Duty with Trav last night in my new “man cave”, after I got back from setting up my dad’s new Father’s Day Xbox. I just have to figure out where the Icee machine will go….