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  1. Sandi
    November 15, 2017 @ 11:07 am

    My exorbitant kudos to Paul. Wow. I love the shelves and the storage space and it looks extremely well-managed. (And look! Nothing Big or Fancy! I know, it’s killing you, right? ;-))

    Glad you are having a great time in NM. It’s gorgeous. 🙂 I am very eager to know how you resist antiquing in Albuquerque.


  2. Helen
    November 15, 2017 @ 11:08 am

    I do not understand how you do not freak out daily with all that construction stuff going on around your beautiful and sticky-outy piano legs. I would have moved it or wrapped them in bubble wrap and soft fluffy blankets.


  3. Lauren
    November 15, 2017 @ 11:15 am

    I had never doubted your sanity until you revealed your taste in “happy” music!


  4. Lisa Smith
    November 15, 2017 @ 11:23 am

    Does Paul have a single older brother? An uncle, maybe?


  5. Kate Sparks
    November 15, 2017 @ 11:25 am

    I love turntables on shelving. I even have them in my fridge.


  6. Bernie
    November 15, 2017 @ 11:40 am

    Yea! Love when family gets together… is my happiest time ever!!


  7. Flip Breskin
    November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

    Two howl-out-loud moments in this post: Country music lyrics description, and the photo of how Paul handled the handrail on the stairs. FABULOUS!!! Thank you SO much!


  8. Laura Barnes
    November 15, 2017 @ 12:14 pm

    Dying over the cat cuddles. ‘We were best friends until I violated his trust…’ . hahahaha


  9. Steven
    November 15, 2017 @ 12:35 pm

    What I saw – shoes in the doorway. I typically live with two women – wife and whichever daughter is home at the moment, for whatever duration. I am constantly tripping over someone’s shoes (not mine). If my stride is quick they sometimes get lofted into the air. Ours is a big(ish) house, and yet there they are – on things, under things, beside things. I was raised by a lovely but compulsively OCD mother. She scrubs the inside of the toilet tank. She de-veins lettuce when making a salad. You know, because…….. Growing up if shoes weren’t on your feet they were on a shelf, in a closet, with the door closed. My wife insists she has helped me overcome some of that. Maybe.


  10. Erica
    November 15, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

    So wait, there’s a stairway leading up to these shelves? That’s the handrail I’m seeing? That makes the Home Inspector in me itch. But otherwise, I freaking love your blog and projects and things. Very much fun to read! Thank you for sharing your world!


    • Charlotte Des Fleurs
      November 15, 2017 @ 3:37 pm

      Hi Erica, not challenging you but just for my own information because I am in the middle of ripping apart my own house. What is the issue with shelves at the top of the stairwell? Is it because of the size of the landing or is it the way the handrail terminates into the shelving? Or, is it something else. If I want to do something like this in my house, I’d like to do it correctly.

      Thanks, Charlotte


  11. Ashley
    November 15, 2017 @ 1:33 pm

    This is totally unrelated to your post but where did you get your shirt in your story?!?! The one that says extra fancy?!


  12. Sherry
    November 15, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

    Love your posts!! Shallow shelves Yay!!! We had a fluffy tuxedo cat for years. I often felt as though he was marinating us before he bit.


  13. hg
    November 15, 2017 @ 2:26 pm

    Ah yes, the brilliant insight of country music. My personal favorite? “You’re the reason our kids are ugly” by the Holy Men.


  14. Stephanie
    November 15, 2017 @ 8:11 pm

    Great storage!! He’s so good 🙂 – if you’ve not tried The Shed (Mexican food) for a meal, it’s a true Santa Fe treat. It’s located near the plaza. Enjoy!!


  15. Bev
    November 16, 2017 @ 11:28 am

    love your blog and as for kitties that refuse to be held like babies and tucked inside sweatshirts . . . all I can ask is, whyyyyyy? Let us love you – this is how we show love =^.^=


  16. kmkat
    November 19, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

    Did you see my son and gf when you were in Santa Fe? He was the blond Midwesterner with the pony tail and wire-rims, also on vacation there.


  17. Misha
    November 20, 2017 @ 12:12 pm

    Love the shelves and how everything look! Especially the cat picture is amazing!! there always needs to be a stress reliever during renovation and I bet its the cat!! HAHA! Amazing blog!!!


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