And when Adam took the little Nebraska desk out of the van, it did this. Boohoo!
|The desk whose demise I refuse to concede|
And our furniture woes weren't over, oh no. Julia's full-size bed has been an issue for quite some time. It was Adam's bed when he was a boy. [Side story: for many years he removed his gum from his mouth at night, well-chewed, and stuck it to the back of the headboard. Years later, Anna inherited the bed, which she adored, especially its historical gum. I loathed the ancestral spit. I spent an afternoon a decade ago chipping off the gum. In retaliation she applied new gum thereafter. Sigh! When Julia inherited the bed from Anna, of course she found her sister's old gum disgusting.] Worse than the gum, however, was the fact that the bed was held together by zip ties, twine, yarn, and whatever other implement was close-at-hand when the bed was being assembled and reassembled. Those of you with teenaged daughters know how often their bedroom furniture is arranged and rearranged. Sigh #2.
I determined to rid us of the bed. Meanwhile, Adam made a junkie-looking twin bed, serviceable for Philip for the summer. Never in my wildest dreams would I guess that Julia would covet Philip's ugly bed. [For some reason, Julia has an aversion to furniture in her room. She wants the least furniture possible. What's with that? I'm assuming this is a dementia that will pass soon.]
|Julia, painting Philip's ugly bed in April|
|Alright, so I refused to tidy before I took this photo.|
As the end of summer approached, I realized I'd had it with Julia dictating how my house would look. Yes, I know it's her room ... but only temporarily. I'm ready for furniture that I like, and that will serve us well for guests for the next twenty years! So I told her -- I'm getting a new full-sized bed. I'm getting a smaller dresser. They will be in your room. Live with it.
Without further ado, here's the new-to-us dresser:
We also found a bed, and I'm mighty proud of myself. I found both these pieces at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in New Bern. Great prices and good furniture.
Julia and I are both entering our autumnal stage in which we long for pine cones, bright leaves, brisk breezes, and cider candles. She made these leaves to hang on her wall. She may keep clothes on the floor, but she really is all about decorating!