My Real Life

August 25, 2012

Handy Man

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

Real Man made me very happy, a few weeks ago.

I mean, he makes me happy all the time, but you know what I mean.

There is a room off the dining room that was used as a guest room by the previous owners.

We are using it as an office.

We don’t have any office furniture, but we are using it as an office.

The closet was set up for a guest room, and is of no use to us in an office.

So, I took a little bookcase that was partially ruined in Irene, last fall, and stuck it in there to help make the closet a bit more useful.

Still, so much wasted space.

Imagine my insane pleasure upon arriving home from the beach to see what Real Man had done, one evening, when he was still home because he had to work, but the kids and I were on vacation with my parents.

My guy cut down some shelves that we had brought from the old house (the frugalista in me loves the re-purposing…and we had moved those shelves through 3 houses and never used them for anything, but knew we would some day!) and put up supports and made it a fully functional office closet (the professional organizer that lives inside me sings with joy)!

So, helpful!

My guy?

He knows exactly what kinds of gifts make me smile!


  1. Love it. Ever since our first home, we have re-purposed closets to be used as mini “offices”. There is nothing so satisfying than to improve on lots of “wasted” space. Even today, I sit working out of an “office/closet” which I prefer over any other kind. Enjoy :0)

    Comment by Carla — August 25, 2012 @ 8:07 am | Reply

    • So often closets are your best chance for regaining space!

      Comment by abozza — August 25, 2012 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  2. very cool!

    Comment by ouractsofkindness — August 25, 2012 @ 8:15 am | Reply

    • Thanks! I love it!

      Comment by abozza — August 25, 2012 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  3. You are so lucky! I love organization and “recycling” and someone who can make both happen!

    Comment by Mary Anne — August 25, 2012 @ 9:19 am | Reply

    • Me too! I count my lucky stars every day!

      Comment by abozza — August 25, 2012 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

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