So somehow I developed the misconception that once my mom had used up her month of respite care at Autumn View, we'd be able to move across the hall into another partially-furnished room with only a minimum of effort. Where I got this idea, I don't know, but the reality of the situation was that the new apartment was completely bare. I came to this realization Friday afternoon and needed to get the move done by Sunday!
So the nugget and I set out early Saturday morning, first stop Weekends Only furniture. Bed, mattress set, night stand, loveseat, chair, side table, tv stand and three lamps.
Pause for air.
Then, Bed, Bath and Beyond. Quirky wall clock, towels, washcloths, comforter, sheets.
Lunch break. Nathan is a fan of Chinese food.
Best Buy. Cheapest flat screen tv I could find....looks pretty much like the pricey ones.
Kohls. Pillows, beach themed stuff for the bathroom walls.
We swung by to hang with grandma for a bit and then finally got home again a little after 8 p.m. The child was a super trooper.
On Sunday, the furniture was delivered and I managed to get things pulled together enough for my mom to move it. She had a bit of a head cold, so I'm sure all the activity was a bit overwhelming and confusing, but she seemed pleased with how it looked. The best part was when I heard her tell her friend Mary that, "they gave me my OWN room!"
Monday night Jack went over with me and built the tv stand and the place looks pretty darn good. I still need to put up curtains and get some more stuff up on the walls, but I'll take some photos this week of how it looks so far.