A while ago, Alex and I had decided to swap Melody and Charlie's bedrooms.
Melody's room was right next to Jack's and we thought it would be best for the boys to be next to each other. Plus, Charlie's bedroom was bigger and Melody deserves the bigger bedroom...let's be honest, she does have to put up with two brothers.
Alex took the kids to Grandmother's house for the weekend, while I stayed home
for some R&R to be here for the painters. (I know, my husband does rock!)
Since my painters work fast, I had plenty of time to rearrange the rooms and swap the furniture. It was all pretty easy (since they actually barely have any furniture) until I came to disassembling and reassembling the crib. As you all know, a crib will not fit through a doorway so it has to be taken down to be moved. I was on a roll and (anyone who knows me will attest to this) had no intention of stopping until their rooms were situated. Plus, I had seen my husband set up the crib numerous times in the past 6 years and it never looked all that difficult.
Looking back, thinking that was probably my first mistake.
It was quite a long *ahem, 2 hours, ahem* process and, in the spirit of educating others, I'd thought I'd share my new found knowledge with the blog world.
- When opening the drill case, make sure it's not upside down. If it is, the contents will spill everywhere.
- Drills have a lot of small parts. If you lose one, it will take forever and a day to find it.
- You don't actually need a drill to assemble a crib (at least not my crib.)
- Google is very informative. Without it I would not know what an allen wrench is.
- You do need an allen wrench to assemble a crib.
- Before starting this process, take a long, honest look in the mirror. If nothing about you screams handyman, it might be best to defer the responsibility to someone else.
(Don't worry, a pictures of Melody's room are coming, but it will be another few weeks before we have her new furniture.)
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