It's been hard work today moving furniture, lifting the carpet and underlay, going to the tip and sorting wires out. But the wire job was worth doing because all these which were behind the TV are going as we don't need them any more. Mind you there's still the same amount again that need to go back, but what can you do? All this 21st century technology seems to call for endless wires in homes these days. We even had 3 long wires that weren't plugged into anything! Think the Virgin/BT man must have left them there.
Anyway, we have new carpet, new side tables, new cushions, new lamps and a new vase in the house. But if you don't mind I'll save the photo for tomorrow when the TV stand and coffee table arrive.
While the carpet man was here I cleared the first shelf of the airing cupboard and asked him to fit an off cut in there for me. As much as I'd love my airing cupboard to be full of fluffy towels and luxurious bed linen and nothing else, I have to remind myself that 4 people actually live in this house, so necessities such as toilet roll and cleaning products are very much needed.
These two shelves are for another day. The boiler used to be in here and goodness knows where all this stuff would go if we hadn't moved it. Please somebody, tell me you have an airing cupboard in as bad a state as mine. I don't mind if you lie, just make me feel better.
And as much as I'm into Project January there are some things that I simply cannot throw away. This is one of them, a blanket I knitted for Amy while I was pregnant. It wasn't a good pregnancy, from 16 weeks I had to attend ante-natal day care twice a week and several times I was admitted to hospital from there. I also spent around a month in hospital before she was born, one month early by emergency section.
In between 'living' at hospital I would knit this blanket, praying she would arrive safely so it could be used. So, this has been folded and put back in the airing cupboard, where considering it hasn't had any special treatment, been wrapped in tissue paper or even washed, seems to have survived remarkably well.