Remodeling Monster 10

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(Mar/Apr/May-2001)

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"Piano nook," with freshly painted back wall. (We call this the piano nook because it's where Debbie's upright piano used to sit.) Lynn Baden holding her shoes in the entry.
(Thursday 29-Mar-2001)

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Built-ins have been partially installed. In the foreground you can see the living room end table that's being painted blue, and on the right is the "light blue bookcase" which has received its first coat of yellow paint. We've been vacuuming up bits of carpet fluff, dried paint flakes, and miscellaneous dust, but now that the dining room floor is covered in newspapers and plastic we're using the vacuum cleaner as a convenient place to hang the work light. In the foreground you can see the living room end table that we're painting blue.
(Sunday 01-Apr-2001)

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First picture: "Piano nook" built-in shelves have been installed. Well, mostly. We still have sixteen screws to tighten down on the right-hand half, and the top shelf will be put in as soon as its paint dries. You can also see, on the left side of the pillar, where we've put up Lynn's magnetic "Cheese in Space" thing on the wall above the light switch. (02-Apr-2001) Second picture: Those sixteen screws have been tightened, and the blue top shelf installed.
(Tuesday 03-Apr-2001)

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Maria Rodriguez has found the piano nook to be a nice place to read... covered up in a blanket... maybe even spend the night. Starlit the Cat stands guard on the orange chair.
(Wednesday 04-Apr-2001)

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You can see how the bookcase is filling up. The the bottom row, third column, has our dictionaries and similar references. We've installed the answering machine here, and Lynn's laptop computer and printer are temporarily situated here. The cord situation is ugly, because the nearest power two outlets are on the right (next to the lightswitch) and we can't fit one of those "six-in-one" receptables over them, while the phone jack is on the left wall. There's also more power on the left wall, but it's switched off of a lightswitch-dimmer. Clearly this is a temporary solution...
(Monday 09-Apr-2001)

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I ran out of room to put all of our oversize books here. So the oversize books that could actually fit on their "proper" shelves are being relocated, such as the cartoon books that were on the two left top shelves.
(Tuesday 10-Apr-2001)

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Library Nook. There are a few books on their side in front (for example, on the bottom shelf of the two middle bookcases). The floor is just about clear and ready for vacuuming.
(Tuesday 01-May-2001)

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