I finally had to call it quits when I was practically crawling on my belly trying to finish the weeding. I'm disappointed we didn't get it finished; oh well, there will be another nice day in our near future to finish it up. By then all the summer flowers will be dead and have seeded and I can pull them without guilt (I was pulling everything figuring we'd be able to finish the job and they'd be dead in a couple weeks and I wouldn't have to go back; but towards the end, I just pulled obvious weeds and no annual flowers).
Our biggest concern for the weekend was the bed. My youngest finally got tired of climbing up into a bunk bed and wanted to sleep ground level. She has held out for a long time because we made her bunk bed into a loft bed several years ago so she could use the space underneath to hang out.
She discovered daybeds at a woman's house she cleans. A place to hang out and sleep on ground level. Who'd have thought? Okay, that was complete sarcasm because when she was seven and wanted to redo her bedroom, I tried to talk her into a daybed, most specifically the daybed we just bought her and she would have none of it.
We bought it Friday afternoon at Ikea. It's a very complicated bed and you can read all about our construction adventures here: http://www.maplevalleyreporter.com/lifestyle/277373531.html
The mess didn't last as long as redecorating-type messes around my house usually do, although now I have things to sell. I have a bunk bed that although it was a loft bed can be made back into a two bed bunk, we kept all the pieces; a really nice all-wood, 4-drawer Ikea dresser and a memory foam "bean" bag chair (it doesn't break down like traditional "bean" bag chairs with the syrofoam "beans").
I posted everything on craigslist and I assumed when I opened my email this morning it would be full of people who wanted to buy all my items, but alas, not a one. I think I need to pull out the sappy eyes like I did for my used piano I couldn't seem to sell.
Don't buy new, there are used bunk beds, dressers and bean bags all over the world who need a home.