Moving day!

I was hoping to get some hardware in town this morning, but I’m never sure a Saturday trip will happen. So I spent the waiting time putting switch and outlet covers on, then took the opportunity of the trip to tend Landlady’s chickens to pick up all the bedroom furniture except the bed.

My plan called for removing the loft railing, which is made for easy removal, then lower the mattress and disassembled dresser with a rope. I stood in the middle of the cabin and said, “You plan to lower a six foot mattress nine feet. And then it’s going to, what? Stand on its end while you come down the ladder?” This was not a good plan. The cabin is too small, something’s going to get broken.

The bedframe still needs some work anyway; turns out it needs a wheel, and the clamps holding the two halves are missing so there’s some drilling and screwing in its future. To do that I really need the mattress.

Drat. But I am undaunted. Remember this?

Hasn’t been out of the rat-resistant shed since it arrived last November. But what this situation calls for is the Emergency Backup Bed. 🙂

Problem solved, for now. So! The bedroom was always going to be small, just barely big enough, and now we see that it really is. Bed side…

Chair side…

Now since it seems I’m not going to town this morning I’m going to go rip the closet rod and braces out of the powershed and move it to the closet. Then I need to see if I can work around the mattress in the loft to take the dresser apart and get it down intact. I’m not sure that’s going to work, which means I might be improvising for a week or so. We’ll see. Either way, This is where I’m sleeping tonight. 🙂

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12 Responses to Moving day!

  1. Sure do like that rug you have. I have a number of Southwestern pieces in my own place, but only one rug.

  2. Mark Matis says:

    So has LB said “Thanks!” for “his” new bed yet?

    Glad to see things are working reasonably well so far!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Agree with Harry – the rug is stylin!

  4. Claire says:

    Small, yes. But you already know that means less to heat. And that really is a very attractive room, Joel. I can easily picture you lounging in that chair and reading by the hour.

    And as Harry and Anon said, that rug is stylin.

    So where does the dresser go? In the new closet or …?

  5. Joel says:

    yeah, the dresser goes in the closet, under the south window.

  6. Judy says:

    One observation – Not sure how far the footstool is from the heater, but when you turn the heater on you may want to move the footstool to the foot of your bed. I’m sure you have seen this. I just don’t want all your hard work to go up in flames.

    You have made yourself a very nice space. Congratulations!

  7. Ben says:

    I also greatly approve of the carpet! Once all of the furniture has been installed and has become the “new normal” I wonder what area of the new bedroom LB will choose as “his”

    You aren’t going to be moving that bed very much, so you don’t really need wheels on the bed.
    Besides, they will just dent your pretty floor and grind grime into it. I suggest “furniture glides” What I have in mind are those ashtray-shaped things with carpet or felt on the bottom. (Or just cut a hole in a tennis ball) Your bed will slide when you want it to, but stay put otherwise. The carpet/felt protects your floor finish. Also, if the bed is so low that it takes effort to lift yourself from a sitting position, make yourself blocks to raise it. A side benefit is free storage under the bed.

    Also, never apologize for the smallness of your bedroom. You purposely made it compact so it would be economical to heat. It’s not small, it’s “cozy”.

  8. free.and.true says:

    Looks very inviting! Your hard work bearing fruit at last. Enjoy!

  9. coloradohermit says:

    Like Ben said, very cozy and looking good!

  10. Ben says:

    Well Joel? Was your first night in your new digs good for you?

  11. Paul says:

    I recall you have rope. Perhaps that would help with the 6′ bed lowered 9′? Tie a tight rope around the short side of the bed as a belt. Tie a rope or two to that to lower it. Tie them off up top to keep it upright. Go down, untie “belt”, move bed.

    Yeah, easy for ME to type, I don’t have to do it :-). I’ve built a rickety and simple “slide” to get stuff down from a lofted area before. but that requires scrap lumber which you may or may not have.

    Good luck. I’m enjoying your new space.

  12. Joel says:

    I can do it that way and will if I have to. It would work perfectly, you’re quite right, until it stopped doing so. And then disaster would strike.

    If I can hold off a couple of days until I con somebody to come hold it steady for me once it’s on the floor, the disaster scenario can be completely avoided.

To the stake with the heretic!