By: Tom Lally, CFP ®
The last couple of weekends have been all about getting our nursery ready. It will be our smallest bedroom, which was formerly my home office. So first I had to disassemble my desk, move it into the guest room, and reassemble it. I’ve had the desk for at least 10 if not 15 years, and I don’t know how many more times it will survive being reassembled, but for now it went back together and lives another day.
Then we had to open everything from the large boxes that accumulated in our garage over the last several months. After spending all week sitting at a desk, I didn’t mind the exercise of carrying everything up into the house. Although I think it will take many months to fit all of that cardboard into our town-issued recycling bin.
There were a few minor things to put together, like adding knobs and feet to a couple of items. The most surprisingly difficult thing was getting the dresser drawers in and out, but we managed to figure it out only three or four YouTube videos later.
Fortunately the crib was the only item that needed any significant assembly. And even that wasn’t too bad – it came with a bunch of dowels and only two or three different types of screws, so it was pretty easy to figure out what went where. With a bit of help from my father we put the entire thing together in no more than an hour.
With about two months to go, our preparations are coming along nicely. Next up will be installing the car seat, and figuring out if the stroller we ordered back in November will really be here in April or not (thank you, supply chain issues!).
The author of this article is Tom Lally, Wealth Manager Assistant at U.S. Wealth Management.