Its been a long time since I last posted. I have no interesting reason for the break- we've just been busy.
One of the things we've been working on is augmenting the closet space in our house. One of the disadvantages of buying an older house is that the closets are in no way large enough for our modern volume of clothes. This says something sad about modern life, I think, because I've never heard that the people in the 1950s stunk from wearing the same clothes everyday or anything like that.
Be that as it may, when we were house hunting, we passed on a cute house with an amazing, sit down view out to the bay and ocean because we couldn't figure out how to make the smallish bedrooms and tiny closets work. I was arguing that we could do it, until we revisited the house and saw that the master bedroom and the second bedroom literally shared a single closet. Some one had converted the original master closet into a bathroom (this conversion required an extension that also made it awkward to drive a car into the garage). The solution was to add another sliding door that opened into the closet in the second bedroom. This closet was maybe 5 feet long. That pretty much sunk the house for us, but we still think about it a little wistfully about that house on nice, clear days, when the sunset view would have been spectacular.
The house we ended up buying has closets in 3 of the 4 bedrooms- we turned the fourth into our office. Hubby took the small closet in the master bedroom. I put my clothes in the guest room and in the hall closet. We have decided we want to do other things with the guest room closet, so we started looking for some way to move my clothes out. We considered various options, and finally settled on Hopen wardrobes from Ikea. Hubby got them set up a couple of weeks ago, and I have been slowly moving my clothes in, using the exercise as impetus to also weed out some clothes I never wear. I have a hard time throwing out clothes, but I am determined to fit everything into the one double and one single wardrobe allotted to me. I am almost there....