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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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