Along with the usual sorting order from the chaos, I've been doing major furniture upheaval and stuff like removing the closet doors, which also makes room so my coug'r can have a table to draw at. In the old Caer Carnivore in New Jersey, Ken has his own office with massive professional cubicle set, and I had my own room on the third floor to stow my art and crafting supplies, an art table, a sewing machine and my computer.
Here we have only a small bedroom and the room next to it has been designated my space as a compromise over room sizes some months ago. As I slowly acquired more shelving and crafting stuff, I realized I needed to readjust the space -- then my coug'r asked if he could squeeze in as well, seeing that he has *no* personal space outside of the bedroom and has pretty much used the bed as his drawing table. So, I pulled out a bookshelf that wasn't working for me and removed the closet doors, then moved the other shelving units along one wall. Without the closet doors, the closet is now a much needed sewing nook. Two of the three-piece pro-office furniture that coug'r brought to the west coast is in the room: my desktop computer is using the desk with hutch, and the hutchless table was going to be my art table, but it wasn't working out well for me so now Ken will be using it. The third piece, a massive corner desk, is being used by Bennie in the interim. I suppose if he decided to get a different desk and let Ken have his corner unit back, we'd have to figure out how to get it through the door here, but at least I know it would fit in the room.
With the loss of that table, I still needed an art table. I have an old wooden drafting table in the garage that I pulled out and assembled to determine what needed fixing, when chatting with Sue we came upon an idea. The crafting table she bought was too short for her but would work for me, and the drafting table has the height Sue needs and it's larger than the craft table. So we're trading. Now, if I can only get ahold of Alison Hershey, I'd love to add a note of the provenance of that drafting table -- it was her father's table while he worked on the Manhattan Project, which is why she kept it all those years ago even-though she had no good use for it. She gifted it to me knowing I'd use it, which I have for many years until we moved to back to Cali, where it's been siting disassembled in the garage for two years, so I'm very glad it can get use again. I'm a firm believer in "value recycling" -- giving objects to others who can use them rather than throwing said items away.
So, I figure it'll be another week or so and then I'll have the room in good shape to get back to work on the commissions that have been inaccessible until now from all the pile-up and my health taking a toll.
Meanwhile, the weather's changed (my asthma can tell) and I've picked up my annual baking pumpkins which will be decorations until November 1st, then they become pies, bread, ice cream and other treats. I have pumpkins growing in my garden, but they won't be ready until late this year (if they survive the growing cold) The zucchini plant has been going wild, so I've made the first batch of Chocolate Zucchini cupcakes for the season and there's already a clamor for a second batch. I'm probably going to be sending out baked gifts this year. :)