Friday, August 28, 2009


No, not me!

DF is moving in and I've been busy trying to prepare for his arrival. I haven't even had time to try out Audrey yet!!

I've pitched/donated a lot of my things so he'll have some room for his. Have I mentioned I'm something of a collector when it comes to stuff? Which is a more polite way of saying I have packrat tendencies. I have a 3 bedroom house with an office, and it was full after almost 5 years in residence, including the garage.

It's still full but now it includes DF's stuff. The guest room is now a Man Cave, and the office has been reconfigured to for both of us. His motorcycle, his car, and my car all fit into the garage. Amazing!!

However, there are some additional items that really must go, such as the ugly futon chair and matching ottoman that he wants to put in the office. Umm, no. There is a perfectly nice love seat in the office already. He also believes that they will convert into a guest bed Also no--unsuitable for anyone over the age of 8. It's enough that I'm letting him keep one set for the Cave.

By and large, moving has gone well without a lot of drama. Well, there was the Direct TV incident, but I think it was harder on the technicians than us. Let's just say this...those gentlemen had a 12 hour day just on our service call! The faulty equipment has been replaced and we're up an running with nary a missed Project Runway or Real Housewives episode.

I hope I can get some sewing done this weekend. It would be a nice way to relax, although the project I cut out is a little summer-y given that fall is in the air. Oh well, it's simple and I can always wear it next summer.

Oh, I wanted to mention that DF is now fully aware of my fabric and RTW buying habits, having discovered the results when checking closets for the Direct TV guy. Frankly, I think he was shocked!! He's a minimalist so not used to the habits of a clothing nut like me. There probably is too much, but I'm not in the mood to purge for purging's sake. However, this is the perfect excuse to make some things for the upcoming season. That, and the fact that I now have a lot more time since we're not commuting back and forth and "dating."


a little sewing on the side said...

congratulations!! I have been down this path, too (although we sold both places and bought a new one). It is sooo nice when "home" becomes a shared home.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congratulations! But I have to tell you that if your DF's face looked like my SO's face when one of my "helpful" daughters showed him my fabric closet, I think I know the look! :)

gwensews said...

Congratulations. Here's hoping you have a very long, and happy union.

Terri K said...

I also have been down this path, although it's been over 25 years. I enjoyed reading your post, especially about the Man Cave and him seeing your fabric closet LOL. Mine had to move my stuff from MD to NC out of the 20 foot closet he built me there for fabric and clothes I made. Boy did I get rid of a lot of "stuff" before making that move. Enjoy your sewing weekend!

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Thanks everyone.

DF is now out of his apartment and officially living here at Casa Flan. Although he's a minimalist, he had more stuff than I imagined possible in a 1BR apartment. I think it was an eye opener for him too.

Duchesse said...

Ah yes, the days of merging the stuff. Le Duc and I ended up selling everything and starting anew, as he hated my decor, which I freely admit was like the set of Mommy Dearest. Congratulations, Nancy!