Saturday, October 7, 2017

Heading to the Finish Line

The desks are in place and stuff being put back on them.  The shelf on my desk doesn't really go with it, but I need it, so we're going to stain it to match.  There's a drawer in front for the keyboard, but neither of us like it so we'll use it for other things.
When Mac got the first one done we worried that we wouldn't be able to fit both of them in, but it wasn't a problem.  They're the same height as our old ones, but they look and feel taller.
I finished Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and his son Owen and all I could say was that it was OK, I gave it 3 stars.  Good premise, all the women in the world fall asleep and the aftermath.  I know you suspend disbelief when you read books like this but I found it just too implausible.
Laundry done, bread being made, packing started, glad the latest hurricane is going to miss us, sorry for the folks who are impacted.
Had just enough thread to finish the color I was working on the cross-stitch, had a piece about 4 inches long left.
Too hot here, woke up to 82º and expecting highs in the upper 80's.  They're saying 2 days in the 90's this week.  Oh Autumn, where are you?


My Desk

Mac's Desk

26 comments:

  1. Your desks look fabulous, such a gorgeous wood, and plenty of storage space in them too. Glad you managed to eke out the embroidery thread.

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  2. The desks are very nice! Glad the latest bad weather is going to miss you. Think we will just get rain from it. 4" is cutting it mighty close!

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  3. Always good to get things sorted out. Nice desks. I need to get on and do mine again - how do they get messy so quickly?

    As for Stephen King, you can keep him, that is one author I will never read.

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    1. Just re-read my last sentence, and it wasn't meant to sound quite like it did sorry!

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  4. The desks look great.

    What a relief to have just enough thread! Glad to hear you will avoid the bad weather.

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  5. Lovely desk but the stool looks a bit small...

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  6. Both desks look great. I always need for shelf space. It will love perfect when stained.

    I now work from a laptop in my roll top desk. My hubby works mostly with his laptop on his lap...haha.

    Fall has come, but now and then a really warm day....like today.

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  7. Beautiful desks.
    Adore all the Japanese love on yours and of course the Tasmanian Devil on Mac's.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. Oh- Aren't you glad you had enough thread? That is so discouraging to get that close to the finish and then run out of thread!
    Love your new desks. It's always fun to get everything set up and organized. xo Diana

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  9. I love your desks! I just sit here at the dining room table, where we never dine, typing away on my laptop. I'd love a "real" desk.

    Noted the beer steins next to Mac's computer.

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  10. I bet autumn will sneak up on you; one day it will be 80s and the next day 20 degrees cooler. Hopefully that will happen soon!

    betty

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  11. Lovely, I bet you are glad to be back to normal. 😊

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  12. The desks look good, I love how you have made your spaces your own. Glad to hear the next hurricane will miss you but I my does go out to all those who will be affected.

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  13. Your desks look great,like them both. Hope Autumn comes your way soon:)

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  14. You need a break from the heat and the hurricanes over there. Glad the latest one will miss you.

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  15. Your desks look so good and I love the colour of the wood.
    I do hope Autumn and cooler weather comes to you soon.

    All the best Jan

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  16. That new desk looks nice and neat and orderly. How will you ever find anything?

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  17. really gorgeous desks my friend!
    and very cozy settings! liked it so much.
    i am huge fan of Kate winslet and loved her image below

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  18. Your new desks look great and I envy all that drawer space.

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  19. The desks look attractive and practical at the same time. Lovely wood. I hope you enjoy working at them. It still sounds very hot there.

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  20. Lovely desks. I wouldn't have room for them, so I'm quite jealous.

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  21. Really nice desks - I like that satiny non-glaring finish.

    I haven't read very many Stephen King books, but I do admire his imagination. He's a true storyteller.

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  22. Nice looking desk! Mine is getting piled up with stuff again. I haven't read a Stephen King book in a looonng time. I'm hoping Autumn comes soon - the windows are still open here and quite hot in daytime. It is supposed to cool down though and the colours are starting to show - but patchy!

    Have a great week!

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  23. Looking good! :) I need a new desk for my desk...I have way too much "stuff" and need to purge:)

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  24. Please send some of your hot weather here. I need a break from cold winds. Love the desks.

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