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September: 30 Days of Things To Accomplish August 30, 2010

Filed under: DH,Explanations,Household,Organization — alwayswithme @ 1:11 pm

DH and I decided to exchange his office and my studio space.  We both have way too much stuff mostly because we have so little time to do the things we want to do but we still add to the list of things we want to do and buy or find things to support thiose habits. 

Anyway, the move is in flux.  The new furniture was delivered today – DH got a gorgeous leather office chair and a new desk/table.  I got two new bookshelves.  That won’t be enought but it is what the room has room for. 

I thought I would write up a list of 30 things to accomplish in September (ideally one each day).

  1. Menu plan for September using food in pantry and freezer
  2. List 10 items on Craigslist
  3. Hang curtains in new studio
  4. Wash sliding door window
  5. Sweep off front porch
  6. Find rattan like furniture for backporch – use Craigslist money
  7. Update address book
  8. Hang door on linen closet
  9. Patina the gift from Pat
  10. Sew the front up on winter PJ’s and red shirt
  11. Find broom closet
  12. Move IPOD to studio
  13. See if Apple will accept coupon printer software
  14. Make list of books to get from library
  15. Make list of songs to download from ITUNES
  16. Update calendar with school calendar stuff
  17. Trim Matt’s tree
  18. Trim roses
  19. Get a BlendTec – use birthday money
  20. Determine SCANNING procedure
  21. Have a scrapbook/cardmaking day to celebrate competing room exchange between DH and me
  22. Enroll in water exercise class
  23. Enroll in BodyFlow class
  24. Redo purse situation – wallet, coupons, calendar and cards
  25. Go shopping in a clothing store and try on the clothes
  26. Measure body
  27. Utilize calorie-count program
  28. Get recipes all in one place
  29. Get scrapbook items all in one place
  30. Get research all in one place
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Leather Couch Research August 25, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — alwayswithme @ 3:36 pm
So, I want a leather loveseat or couch.  If I am able to pull this off, this will be my fifth sofa purchase in 30 years.  It has taken me this long to realize that I should have saved my money for what I wanted rather than settling for something else just to get “the look” I wanted at the time.  I don’t know much about purchase a good sofa or about what is the best leather choice to make, etc.  I will place my research here.
1. Construction- 5/4″ thick solid oak or maple hardwood frame is the industry premium. All interior joints of the frame will be glued screwed and corner blocked. This is for extra reinforcement. The spring construction is very important and its gauge (meaning desity of metal) The bests spring construction is a coil spring like eight way hand tied or any other coil spring system. Note some coil springs have low wire gauge get what you pay for. No sag or sinous spring is also used and will do good as along as the gauge is good and frame is sturdy. Feel the frame and around for sturdness.
2. Leather quality. Alot of companies might use a cheaper leather or not a true leather. Top grain is the only way to go. Top grain needs to be at least on the seat, back and arms of the sofa. A company can use split leather on the side and back cause it will not be used, but it will wear evenly.
3. Why did your friends leather fade. Well did they take care of it? Was it a naturally characteristic of the leather? Remember you buy leather shoes and purses they too can fade.
4 Who is the manufacture and 1200 seems really affordable for a leather sofa. Remember a pair of leather boots can cost $300 dollars and a leather sofa has 10 times more stitching, padding and leather so 1200 is not very expensive. In life you get what you pay for in everything.
5 ask around the more expensive leathers sometimes might not work for you cause they are usually higher maintence.