Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, folks. I’ve got an extremely annoying cold, which makes me cranky and less willing to think.
Yesterday I started Phase 2 of Project: Babyproof. I cleared some more space in our living room for Jackie to crawl around by packing up our coffee table. It is an IKEA table and the legs are screwed on…well, off now. Very easy to store until I can convince my husband that we should get rid of it altogether. This leaves a lot of couch that can be used for cruising and climbing, and less sharp corners for facial bruisings.
Phase 1 involved packing up CDs that we don’t access regularly, and is ongoing because Joe hasn’t participated yet. He has been busy with school which is officially done Saturday YAAAAAAAY! Once he does his part there, we can add to Phase 2 by getting rid of the bookshelf that held all of the CDs.
Phase 3 involves installing baby gates and other protective accessories. You might think we’re going about this backwards, and you are right. Because we need a non-standard-width baby gate, this phase is going to be expensive. We are making do with barricades until we can get the cash to invest in a nice gate with extensions. Joe starts full time work on Tuesday, so I’ll be ordering accessories next week.
I’ve been inspired by No Impact Man to get our household consumption under better control, and to simplify. I made a case for clearing out a bunch of stuff last night to Joe, so hopefully he is on board. It would be nice to have less STUFF.