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Since this isn’t the blog for personal ruminations (look elsewhere for that story), this will just focus on the effects of the changes to the house. And to sum up the changes, I’m getting rid of my guest bedroom.
So, the future plan is to make it another music room. I have my music room right now, which I term, “the listening room”. This new room is going to be a studio room for my music equipment and recording. So maybe I need to rename these rooms “recording” and “playback”. And with the bathroom situated between them, that should be called “pause”.
Now, on to the plans. First of all, old furniture needs to go and new furniture needs to come in. I called a donation center and was told they don’t take mattresses, so I planned on taking the mattress to the dump. While searching for a moving bag for the mattress, I saw a vacuum bag, which gave me the idea to just compress the mattress and store it. Maybe at some point in the future I’ll need a guest mattress. If it’s compressed, no big deal.
But I will need to dispose of the bed frame, which is not good enough to donate, and the dresser and night stand, which can be donated. They can go with the old TV stand from the living room. All the other storage units in the room can stay. And then, it’s time to get new stuff.
I will have my keyboard stand, guitar, and a monitor stand that also holds the recording computer. That’s what I’m starting with. What I’m looking forward to is not using a mini keyboard/trackpad on the computer and not having to stand or sit on a hard barstool. I will get a nice table top where I can have a full keyboard and mouse and room for the mixer and other peripherals. I’ll get a nice comfortable chair where I can spend an extended period working over song mixes instead of giving up after 30 minutes from body aches. And I’ll have room to move instead of being crammed into a corner.
- Table: $150
- Chair: $300 (not going to skimp on this)
- New studio monitors: $300
The timeframe is two months, tops. Lotsa pieces coming together right now. New TV stand arrives tomorrow. Mattress bag over the weekend. I can schedule a pickup of the furniture next week, chop up the bed frame for the garbage. If things work out, I’ll have a small windfall of cash within a month to finance this and much more.
Say goodbye to this mess.
The speakers in the lower-left will be out in a couple days. The box on the floor is the new stereo for the living room. The PC on the left has to stay. We’ll make that work. But anyway – progress!
I told myself: The house is yours, you should use all of it. I listened.