Yesterday, Sunday was clean the house and write letters day. Norman does the weekly house cleaning and yesterday he tried but we still have too many boxes around to do a good job of it. But he did clean as much of the house as he could find. He changed the dressers in the bed room so his tall one is by the bathroom door and my low one is near the windows so there is more room to come out of the bathroom. Today, Monday is wash day, of course so the bed is no remade yet, he just got the sheets out of the drier and the next job is to make the bed – but first a short nap as we just finished dinner.
The tall chest of draws we got from Auntie (my grandmother). It was great,great Uncle Web’s so is more than 100 years old and made of oak. The other is a maple chest and was originally a high boy but the couple who inherited it got into a fight and he took the top and she got the bottom. I bought this bottom half at an auction and had a new top put on it. The front is a veneer of bird’s eye maple. It too is very old so both pieces are very solid and have been with us for well over 40 years so will spend the rest of our lives with us then who knows who will want them. The little slant top desk on top of Norman’s chest of draws came from the railroad station is Harrisville. It was the station master’s desk and when that building was to be torn down, Uncle Bing went in and saved that desk, later he gave it to me, that too we would never give up.
Of course Norman could not get into the craft room/guest bedroom. We are still waiting for the stairs to the new attic to be put in this Friday, then I can sort all of this stuff and get into this room to clean. I have opened some boxes as you can see many of my dolls are out of the box now but I have to get my cloth and sewing things out before I can make clothes for them so they can make a good impression at White City.
The dinning room is pretty well clear out but still has a few boxes for the attic. At least he had a chance to get some cleaning done in here. In the sitting room , which is on one end of the living room he felt it was too crowded so he moved the low book case that was under the window over under the counter which we never use anyways and it looks much better.
Now that end of the room is not at all crowed and there is room for the other gossip chair as soon as it arrives. It is the mate to the one you see here and Shirley, they are very comfortable so we will really enjoy them when you come.
This is where the case went to, under the counter, out of the way and in no ones way.
Today we went chopping for food at BJ’s so are all set in that line also. Have a great day.