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Operation Pooh
Thursday, July 06, 2006
It is with much fanfare that I proclaim that the Nursery Conversion Project (heretofore known as Operation Pooh) is officially underway. For more info on what Operation Pooh should eventually look like check out this picture.

Because of my role as Chief Slacker, the project timeline is a tad difficult to estimate at this time. Overall, however, I will say that after speaking with our project foreman (that's him on the bed in that first photo below), we believe that a completion date of October 19 (to coincide with the day Napoleon marched out of Moscow) is very doable.

Seen here overlooking the immense job ahead of us, our project foreman is already busy thinking about when the next coffee break...er....dog treat break is.

Here are a few more "Before" photos. The room currently is our guest room and I'm sure you can see why we rarely have people stay with us. A bed, couple of lamps, a dresser, a TV and a very odd looking fake flower as decoration. Yep, that's style alright.
So the foreman and I have come up with the major milestones we've set for Operation Pooh.

Future Milestones
Move the bed and dresser and the rest of the junk into the other bedroom that (through a common bathroom) adjoins this room. That other bedroom will become the new "never to be used" guest room.

Purchase all the paint and painting supplies

Painting prep work (taping, etc.)

Paint (that's clever huh? bet you didn't see that coming)

Get the crib, changing table and other furniture

Final decorating touches (better let Stef handle this one)

Damn, this sounds like a lot of work. This just may impact my daily routine of sitting by the pool and cruising the web on the laptop. Oh well, if the Panama Canal and Hoover Dam can be completed, so to can Operation Pooh.
posted by Steveg @ 2:32 PM  
  • At 7:12 PM, Blogger Jenni said…

    You crack me up. Your project foreman looks like a tough task-master. Better keep the slacking down to a minimum.

    I look forward to future briefings on the progress of Operation Pooh.

  • At 8:51 PM, Blogger sandy said…

    I think we've all gone through converting the "guest room". You're one of the brave ones that incorporates paint into the project. =) Good luck with it all. I'm looking forward to seeing the final results. (And I'm a Mac person too.)

  • At 12:00 AM, Blogger Rhonda said…

    Here's to Operation Pooh. Best of luck to you and your foreman. He looks like quite a tough boss.

  • At 5:05 AM, Blogger Lauri said…

    Im partial to Pooh....if you all are ebay savvy shoppers you can find cute room decorations on ebay....just search " classic pooh" target had really nice classic pooh stuff as well. A must have is the classic pooh bookends that youc an find on ebay as well. Can you tell I like ebay?

    let Operation pooh begin


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