Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The most interesting nightstand

I think there needs to be $100 hidden in one of these darn boxes to keep me motivated to unpack. The easy stuff has been unpacked...you know, the big box that just has 3 throw pillows in it. It takes about a minute to unpack - you can say the box is "done" with minimal work. The stuff that's left...well...it's time-consuming and not rewarding to unpack. But if I was to, say, be looking for $100, then it would be much more gratifying to unpack. When it takes 3 hours to unpack one dinky box, and all you have to show for it is papercuts, then it's pathetic.

Oh, yeah, I am looking for that $100 hidden check still. The one that we got in early December post-dated for Christmas, and I put it in some special place, which I have definitely forgotten where the special place was. (I have a feeling it ended up in the t-r-a-s-h in the hubbub.) If you're ever going to send someone a post-dated check and they're moving, either don't post-date it or send it to their new place. And whatever you do, don't send them wrapped gifts to their old place and expect them to haul them to their new place. Just wait and send it to their new place.

When we bought our bed, we didn't have a whole lot of space & we were on the fiscally constrained side (i.e., poor). So we only bought 1 nightstand. S has been without a "real" nightstand for a very long time. Now they don't sell a matching nightstand, so it's not like we can buy one that would match. To improvise, we've been using a Rubbermaid file box. We use the file box to hold our bank records. It holds his drink and ice cream too. And since the top comes off, it's a ready made tray for whatever he wants it to hold. It really is a handy little nightstand, but the extremely demanding husband thinks that he should upgrade to a wood nightstand. The audacity! ;)

4 comments:

Melissa said...

We had a nighstand like that once. I would throw a slipcover like thing over it when we had company. LOL!

秘密 said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical...................................................

Scrapping in Circles said...

We just recently replaced our first bedroom set which came with only one nightstand. My dh's "non matching" nightstand wasn't as interesting as S's. It was an actual nightstand, just a cheaper one that didn't match. It is now in Sister's new room.

What I've found is that we really should have gotten remarried since now that it has been ten years all of our stuff is wearing out. We need a new mattress (and I'd love it to be a King which means I'd need to replace the boxspring and bedframe too), a new dryer, and a new washer would be nice too. (=

Miss J's Mom said...

We'd love a king size too, but you're right - new mattress, box spring, bed frame, bedding... it all adds up very quickly. And beds aren't something you buy off Craigslist. ;)