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  1. Kasia
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    That is just to cute !!!!!!!!!! 🙂 and you even got “roped” lucky girl !

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  2. Michelle
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:20 am

    I love that headboard and your husband’s ingenuity!

    This reminds me of the time that we bought a couch. It took us seven full hours of shopping to agree on one couch. Then the delivery guys couldn’t get it in the house. At all. It was huge. We had to borrow a truck to pick it up and take out a window to get it in the house. We hated it. Less than 5 years later we cut it up with a saw (in the middle of our kitchen, where it got stuck when we tried to get it out of the house).

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    • Elaine
      February 19, 2014 @ 11:33 am

      My story: Invited the entire family for the first Thanksgiving in my 1920-ish Texas farmhouse – nine were staying the night. Since I still had not sold my other house, I had to furnish the two guest rooms quickly. I bought two queen-size beds/mattresses and they delivered them late Thanksgiving Eve. But, because of the turn of the stairs and low (WHY!?) stairwell ceiling, the beds wouldn’t go. Two delivery men plus two engineer brothers-in-law could not make it work. So, I told the delivery guys to please take them back and I would come to the store as soon as I figured it out. Pallets for everyone! Well, not so fast. Deliverymen said I was their last delivery of the day, the store was closed and they couldn’t take the mattresses back and leave them in the truck over the holiday – so was stuck with two queen-size mattress sets, wrapped in glorious plastic that I could not remove! Put one set in my bedroom – already furnished – and the other in the middle of the 15×13 living-only public area-room in the house! Everyone laughed it off and we had a glorious weekend. Ended up paying a carpenter to take the banister down so I could move full-size beds upstairs. There’s no telling what I could do with a Paul. Sigh…. Love everything about your site!

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    • Kiki
      February 19, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

      Michelle AND Elaine
      thank you both so much – in future cases of me being called crazy, unrealistic, nuts, off the rocker and all this in French and German too – I shall quietly refer everybody to this post and your comments – I bet you nobody will ever accuse me of craziness after reading your tales – LOL
      You’re the bestest… 🙂

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  3. Colleen
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    You are insane. I love you.

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  4. Gloria
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    I love how he tied you off. SAFETY FIRST. Too cute.

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  5. Jessica
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    I came across your blog thanks to apartmenttherapy.com’s Homies nominations list. I think I am completely enamored with you and I must tell you a few things.

    1. Your husband is genius.
    2. You are a genius for marrying him.
    3. You have the best craigslist finds I’ve ever seen.
    4. I’m envious of your finds and your husbands willingness to find a way for them to work themselves in to your home.

    Keep doing your thing, I look forward to reading about it.

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  6. Kim Alexander
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    That was impressive!

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  7. Marcia
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    That is awesome and entertaining, too! You do have the best husband!

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  8. Elle
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    ABSOLUTELY.BEST.EVER. Love it!!!!

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  9. Shelley
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:26 am

    You’re adorable!

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    • Cheryl
      February 19, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

      That’s what I was gonna say. Also the bed is gorgeous.

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  10. Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    Wow, Paul, and your dancing, is amazing!

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  11. Kate
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    OMG! Hysterical! Paul is a saint. And you are insanely funny and charming.

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  12. Helen
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    Love the video and yes, marrying Paul was extraordinary foresight because I’m sure you just knew he’d have to remove windows to haul in your headboard! (Brilliance on his part!)

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  13. Therese
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    I haven’t been paying a lot of attention lately to your blog, and it’s a shame that I haven’t. My mom passed away last week and we are remembering her this weekend, and I saw this post and laughed and cried through the entire video. You are so much like me, only you are really living it, where I just try to manage to grab some of that craziness and creativity when the rest of the world lets me off the hook. I will not miss any more of your tales of adventure, and will go back and read all that I have missed. Love it, thank you for helping me through today! theresemarie

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  14. Janet Nash
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    That is not just a HEADBOARD full of awesomeness, that is a HUSBAND full of awesomeness. I salute you both!

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    • Linda
      February 24, 2014 @ 9:07 pm

      Amen and amen.

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  15. Gene S
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    Wow. The music makes it all work. Extra points for the Lego movie reference and Keystone cops in the same blog/movie entry.

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    • Kiki
      February 19, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

      Gene; can you explain? I’m a Swiss living in France and have no idea what you’re talking about…… Thanks a bunch – you’re awesome!

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      • GeneS
        February 19, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

        Bonjour Kiki! The recent movie, “The LEGO movie” is filled with the phrase
        Everything is AWESOME!!!” as part of the characters excitement about life. I am not sure how to translate that into French. The Keystone cops reference is early motion pictures such as Charlie Chaplin and the fumbling police characters, the Keystone cops (police or gendarme). Wait, my daughter has told me that “toot ay formidable” or C’est formisable, j’adore” would be the correct way to say the phrase. Anyway, I was impressed by Victoria’s ability to reference the Lego movie and it’s catchphrase and also make her installation movie in the style of Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone cops.

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        • Kiki
          February 20, 2014 @ 10:06 am

          thanks so much Gene – that was very kind of you – I’m learning something every single day (mostly never to be used again but highly amusing stuff!) and I’m all the richer for knowing THIS bit of precious information 🙂
          Shall now re-watch the film just so that I know EXACTLY what it was all about…
          Love, Kiki

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  16. Erin
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, EVERYTHING about you and your personality!

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  17. Cat
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    It absolutely delights my heart when at the end, a request to you for a twirl and a dip and for you both do bow, job well done!

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  18. Sue Moore
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    That was the best video! I look forward to all your posts because you can totally make me laugh. You are the Lucille Ball of the blog world!!!

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  19. Debbie
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:33 am

    You sure make me laugh with your blogs. Loved the video, music made it great, dancing even better. Paul is the man.

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  20. Deirdre
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    That man of yours is a gem!!

    I’m still looking for my Kingdom.

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    • Yvonne Angus
      February 21, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

      I’m still looking for my PAUL!

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  21. Ellie
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    Genius. Now we need to see it made up!

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  22. Kim Arsenian
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    One word….AWESOME!

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  23. Rhonda
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    So easy! And it didn’t take anytime at all!!! 🙂

    Love the headboard, but the video? It’s the best!

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  24. carrie @ brick city love
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    You are a lucky LUCKY woman! I love all of this.

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  25. maria
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    my take away is that your kitchen looks like a disaster zone, which only makes you more real in my eyes and puts you further up on a pedestal. You are ‘every woman’…. 🙂

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 19, 2014 @ 11:30 am

      Yeeeesssss…. It DID occur to me that possibly I should NOT post that photo on the Internet.

      I compromised by cropping out the worst of it.
      xoxo

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  26. heather
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    i adore that video. i am slightly embarassed to admit that i watched it twice. the two of you make it look so easy. and, honestly, your husband is a genius. and you are doubly a genius for marrying him. the dance at the end was the best. so cute!

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  27. Kathleen
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    Hysterical! Would it be considered obsessive if I watched this all day long? We had to remove a second story window 45 years ago to get our bed in the house. Alas, sadly, there was no grandeur involved. This video made me thing of Charlie Chaplin. More please!

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  28. GreenCanary
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    I can’t help but repeat what everyone else is saying – you married a good one. Seriously. Think of all the wonderfully oversized things we could all fill out homes with if we had partners who willingly built second-floor ramps and tied us off for safety? THE CRAP WE COULD BUY WOULD BE LIMITLESS. This begs the question: Does Paul have a brother? I know a gal in Maryland who likes to buy stuff from Craigslist (read: me). I’m just sayin’.

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    • Darlene
      February 19, 2014 @ 5:11 pm

      I was wondering about a brother also. Perhaps he has two?!

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      • Yvonne Angus
        February 21, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

        Be very careful, girls…it has been my experience that there can only be ONE totally awesome Paul-type person per family. If he had brothers, one might be cute, one might be smart, one might be romantic, one might be understanding, one might be able to dance and one might be understanding, but rarely will there be two with the WHOLE package!

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  29. Ash
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    So basically you’re awesome and Paul is awesome, and it’s only right that you have such awesome things (even if they have to occasionally be delivered through windows.)

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  30. Dy
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:38 am

    OMG…do you have an extra one of those laying around? Pauls, I mean, not headboards. Anyone who will use a work glove to protect both floor and headboard is worth genetic duplication.

    Also, that ramp was pretty spiffy. You should have him draw up the configuration for those of us who are less handy 😀

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  31. Laura
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    Adorable!

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  32. Mellissa Rose
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    Wow. I’m very, very impressed. I love your little hands-on-knee dance 🙂

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  33. Ginny
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    That Paul is Wiley Coyote Genius! What an engineering mind. You two are so funny and aren’t you blessed to have the best playmate ever? (You know, the one who always lets you win!) I would bet that Paul would say that you keep him entertained and laughing. What a good sport and a perfect match for a very clever girl.

    I love the way he tied you to the roof but he had no safety rope or net. Do you think that he believes you are a little clumsy or that he values you above all things? You two are too cute.

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  34. Jolene
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:42 am

    I love it when the right people end up together. He needs you. And you, for sure, need him! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Amy Dobek
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    Your cinematic brilliance has convinced me of several things.

    1. You are raging with amazingness and brilliant, shining genius.
    2. Craigslist? Is almost the BEST. THING. EVER.
    3. Paul? Is EVEN BETTER THAN CRAIGSLIST.
    4. Paul clearly worships the goddess that is you with gleeful (and twirly) abandon.
    5. You are clearly the second coming of Steven Spielberg.
    6. I could win the Powerball tomorrow and STILL never manage to be as perfectly awesome as you, so I need to stop trying right. now. But hey – almost perfectly awesome is still available, so I’ll just strive for that.

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    • Amy Dobek
      February 19, 2014 @ 10:44 am

      Also? That dip was adorable. I was cheering. 🙂

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 19, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

      I am awarding your comment a very valuable (and imaginary) prize… I may skip printing it out and go directly to tattooing it on my forehead.
      xoxo

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      • Amy Dobek
        February 19, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

        Your reply is all the prize I need!! 😀

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  36. Claire @ A Little Claireification
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    I just caught up on three parts and my sides hurt from laughing. Exactly the reason why I hold off and save your posts up since I can’t possibly endure that much pain more than once a week. The whole saga is pretty epic and the video is awesome. Love the dancing at the end. You guys are nuts. I love it.

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  37. ruth
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    Clone Paul.

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  38. DB
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    Love the way the top and bottom window panes just magically disappeared. More Paul magic?

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  39. Amanda
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    That was awesome! See, aren’t you glad your foresight made you marry Paul? He makes it look so easy. Funny the things we do to collect and house our treasures. My latest is two 8-foot corbels. It was a logistical nightmare to get them home in my sister-in-law’s car, and while I have no idea what I’m going to do with them, I simply HAD to have them. Here’s to all the fellow Mel Fishers of the home decor world! Our prowess should be an Olympic sport.

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    • Julia at Home on 129 Acres
      February 19, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

      8-foot corbels? I didn’t know they made them that big. Did you get them off a cathedral?

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      • Kiki
        February 20, 2014 @ 10:12 am

        When I read that comment yesterday, I wondered too WHAT IS A CORBEL?! Gosh, this blog is SO EDUCATIVE!!! lol – I guess a corbel of that length MUST come at least from a cathedral – I shall check if the Basilique of Sacré-Coeur and the Notre Dame de Paris are still complete… 🙂

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  40. Laura Ingalls Gunn
    February 19, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    A big round of “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow” for Paul. Will be sending this to my husband to let him know that he is not the only one married to a crazy woman who finds AMAZING things. 🙂

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