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I’m selling my IKEA Billy Bookcase (medium brown, including the five original shelves plus an extra glass shelf). I’ve had it for three years, and it’s in great shape other than a crack in the bottom of the back panel that’s been reinforced and is easily hidden with books from the front. The photo above shows a white-ish area along the side panel but that’s just a reflection from the windows. $50.
It’s not something I would normally think to write about here, but today is Blog Action Day, and the topic is water. Since I have a blog… and some thoughts on water… it seemed appropriate to join in the fun.
But I have a new reason to adore this Hallmark holiday: hardware store sales.
I’m not sure how I killed the washing machine. Really. It just stopped working after I opened the door to add something. I thought maybe I could fix it by unplugging it… but apparently, what works for laptops and wireless routers does not exactly work for washing machines (even fancy new-ish ones).
Just 24:25 until I get the keys! The final walk-through is tonight, and the mountain of paperwork is finished. I haven’t used a fax machine this much in years. So, I’m starting this blog to keep friends and family posted on my adventures in home ownership.
Most of you know that I’ve been busy collecting things for the new house via Freecycle Minneapolis for a few weeks now. My goal is to get the majority of must-have items (like tools, gardening stuff, paint and furniture) for free or on sale this spring, and work on finishing the rest of the decorating throughout the summer and fall. I’ll be posting photos of my best finds, and my tips for freecycling and sale-shopping, as I go.
For now, I’m concentrating on the workday and getting ready to celebrate. Tomorrow, the paint chips come out in full force!