Empty bedrooms

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Empty bedrooms
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 5:56pm

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 8:55pm

We had just 2 bedrooms to convert. Ds' room became the guest room, although the closet has a few things of his and some other asst stuff of mine, dd, etc. Dd's room was used as a storeroom (literally) for a couple of years. Then when we remodeled our kitchen in 2009 we cleared out the furniture etc that was stored in the bedroom and made it our temporary kitchen. When the real kitchen was functional her old room became my office. I have a sofa sleeper in here so it can be used as an additional guest room although supposedly the sleeper is not very comfortable. Since we also have a sofa sleeper in the library that becomes our first overflow guest room.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 9:08pm

DD1's bedroom became a guest room, because it still had a queensized bed and dressers in it.

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 11:20pm

Some of these responses are very familiar sounding!

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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 7:55pm
Well for all of you that lived through my whining about cleaning out my house to sell & move, you know my kids didn't take their things until we gave them the choice of taking them or having them go to goodwill/garbage. Even now in our new place we have a few bins of ds1 since he is in BC.

When my kids started to move out, we really didn't do much with their rooms at first. This was because Ian was so hurt by his parent's turning his room immediately into a tv room when he moved out. After dd had Noah I decided to turn her room into my sewing/tv/office assuming that she won't be back. ds1's was in the basement & when he moved out, ds2 immediately moved down there. Before I could even think about turning ds2's room into a guest room, he was back in his old room. So we turned ds1's room into a storage/guest room for ds1/dd when they were visiting.
We had one extra small bedroom that had been an office but became Noah's room when I made my sewing room.

In our new room, we have 2 extra bedrooms. One has twin beds & is owned by Noah. It has a huge closet which I use for my summer clothes & of course his tv/dvd centre Ian set up for Noah so he can watch dvds when he goes to bed. The other room is supposed to be a guest room but dd & ds1 fight over it. d2 has taken ownership of the cabin on the property but it's not useful in winter so they have to use sofabed in our game room.

Has anyone ever tried a "murphy bed" or "wall bed"? In the winter time it is a challenge to sleep everyone & I have been thinking of looking for one.

Dee
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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 11:12pm

I have never tried one, altho I have seen one.

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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 12:56am

This will be short. This is the first we've had internet service today-& it is almost 1am. From the sounds of the weather-we may not have it nor hydro for a few days if storm #2 comes with as much vigour is predicted.

When DD#1 moved out-she had been sharing a room with Adam (who was almost 4-but was very tiny, so was in a crib). As soon as she left-I made the room into a little boy's room. I put cartoon like dinosaurs on the walls-not very well but he liked them . They were to be about halfway up the wall-my measurements were slack & thekids all called it "Mom's Mountain Range" as it did tend to go up & down at will!

Then DD#2 moved out & her room became my sewing room.She had a bf help her paint it about a year before leaving-so all I had to do was apply a coat of paint to the ceiling. I was determined not to be like the cartoon & step off the ladder into the roller-tray...& I didn't. But I put the tray onto the dresser still in there-& didn't get it on far enough & spilled it-right smack in the middle of the room. So I had to get a new carpet for the floor-sigh! I hated the deep pink she chose (Not to mention the paper & border)but put up with it until about 3 years ago. Mike tore the room apart-took paper off the walls & made 'my room' really mine. I love the mauve,

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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 7:31am
Nora, hope you got through with your power. Waiting to hear if a friend outside of Picton got their power by midnight as was predicted. We have a luncheon to go to in Pickering but they weren't sure if the weather would allow them to attend.

My fingers are crossed!

Dee
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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 7:38am
I had thought of the air bed idea but while as Mom I rarely think about my kids' sex lives, DS & his partner are considering coming for 2 to 4 wks & somehow, I wonder if those beds would hold up. Since they are going to be here so long, I wanted to give them privacy by putting them in my office/storage room at the extreme opposite end of our very long house. It's has a 1/2 bath & frankly, we never felt comfortable with sex & parents around so I want to assume ds is the same way. lol

Dee
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 10:50am

I imagine that as with so many things, the various price points determine the quality...so that an air mattress that is intended to be used for an extended period and/or have heavier people on it would need to be of better quality. Even so, it would probably need to have air added on a regular basis to keep it firm.

A friend of ours has a newer sofa sleeper with an air mattress, which we have slept on twice. Its a "thick" mattress, maybe even a pillow top. The first time we slept on it, I didn't know that it was an air mattress--she had the bed opened and made up when we arrived. We kind of sunk into it, but not in a good way. Evidently it was under-inflated. The next time we slept on it, I helped her make up the bed and saw her inflate the mattress although I don't recall what she used to do it (maybe a little machine of some sort?) and that time she made the mattress firmer and it was very comfortable.