Wednesday, May 2, 2012

So much to say.
Too damn tired to type it.
Just let it be known: Trying to fit 5 bedrooms/3200sf PLUS 2 bedrooms/1800sf into about 1800sf really does suck a big load of ass.
I haven't even started moving furniture yet.
Furniture that is hoped to fit through undersized doorways.
Go measure your door. You will find it to be the standard 36".
My largest doorway is 32".
Already informed the wife that half of this stuff will be chopped up for trash, cause it won't make it through any of the doors.
Life sucks right now, so why am I feeling better about it than I have in a long time?
I just don't know.


Night Writer said...

Because you're paring down to essentials - and about to become rich on Ebay?

Bike Bubba said...

What NW says. You pare down to what you need, and you're going to find that--even apart from what you could get on EBay--that Godliness with contentment is great gain, and that prosperity isn't having the things you want, but rather wanting and needing what you have.

Well done!

Gino said...

i was never one for living large, anyway.

Foxfier said...

I was gonna try a tale-of-woe to try to make you feel better, since our place is roughly from the 20s...but none of the rooms with tiny doors are the ones that matter. The livingroom is the only one that takes a big door, and the sliding door goes to that, plus our "best" bit of furniture is a futon or a hutch-desk that's 24' big at the big point.

Big sympathy on stuff that actually matters being too big for doors.

Gino said...

oh, and the 32" doorway leads to an entry hall that leaves no room for manuever, creating a sharp right turn before you hit a wall about 48" in front of you.
the most passable is the side door, it's 29".

the back of the structure has a sliding patio door, nice and wide for anything... but its 50 yrds off the pavement across uneven ground.
not sure how i'm going to get the fridge thru/across there.
got my son coming to help. he's a hugely large, big strong guy. i hope he dont hate me after this. lol

Gino said...

tried to hang a bi-fold door today. its about 1.5 inches too tall. now i gotta find a neighbor with a table saw to remedy that.

been putting my mitre saw to heavy use though. mostly building steps/risers for my father-in-law to access the dwelling. he cant 'step up' like he used to. when he came to check the place out, we almost didnt get him in.

lumberjack said...

You're feeling better about it because you're doing the things you need to do to get through it.

The economy is trying to put me into that scene from Deliverance as well. And I find myself doing all the same things I did when I was 20: seldom eating lunch or even buying coffee on the road - Getting by with my old boots and uniforms - stealing gasoline from my neighbor's car etc.

And it will work the way it did the first time. We get Obama out, start encouraging businesses, revive optimism etc. and the economy will get better. In the meantime, we adapt.

Good luck with the new digs.