Day 94: Mulch and IKEA Assembly

Today had two themes: mulch and the assembly and placement of stuff from IKEA.

I started the day on the latter: assembling and moving around various pieces we purchased from IKEA on Friday. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.

These four “Billy” bookcases will store most of our kids-book library, which is presently housed in the boxes and on the ground in front of the bookcases. I actually assembled these last night, but this morning I removed the baseboards from the wall, pushed the bookcases into place, anchored them to the wall, and then reinstalled the baseboards for a nice finished look.
This cubicle shelf thing is in our dining room which serves as a school room, thus all the binders and whatnot you can see in the foreground of the picture. Soon, all of that will actually be in the various cubicles.
This used to be used in our school room. Today I pushed it up the stairs to my eldest sons’ bedroom where they’ll use it for, well, whatever they want to use it for. This isn’t new, obviously, but it made the cut on this blog post because I need someone to appreciate that I pushed this thing up the stairs (with help, of course).
We also bought two of these nightstands, which are now assembled and sitting on either side of our bed, completely empty at the moment, but sure to be filled with whatever stuff we can think of anywhere else to put. These were actually assembled last night, but I like them, so here they are.

I spent most of my morning putting furniture together, getting it just right, anchoring it to the wall, and so forth. Then, this afternoon, I spent a few hours spreading mulch. The mulch you can see in the featured image when looking for the house up the driveway towards the road. Here’s a second view, looking from the road back down towards the end of the driveway.

An awful lot of aged-oak mulch.

It seems like every time we move it takes us a good 2-3 years to really get the place to the point where we feel like it’s just the way we want it. This is unfortunate, because we seem to live in a given place only 2 to 3 years, at most. Just about the time we get it just right, it’s time to move. This time around, I expect it to take just as long, but the hope is that this is our “forever” house, so it feels like a much more fruitful exercise and is thus considerably more rewarding that it’ has been for me in the past.

2 thoughts on “Day 94: Mulch and IKEA Assembly”

  1. Not gonna lie, I like IKEA furniture. Yes the warehouse experience can be exhausting but it seems a little more rewarding when you build your own stuff.

    Mulch looks great. I am going to be making some major gardening moves in the next month or so. Fun times.


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