Is there no way you can stretch that to, say, ten weeks?
Curious that you should raise the 'bee' motif. I've been thinking of myself more along the 'ant' motif, endlessly lugging discrete packets of knowledge up and down the stairs. The real challenge has been recruiting the indolent to assist me in moving the 'big chunks', the assembled bookcases, down the constrained staircase, hairpin turn in to the narrow hallway, and then straight on to the new location. Luckily, my old boarder and friend, Dave, comes from a family that was in the moving business. He knows all the tricks. And, he's bigger, and distinctly younger, than me.
The way I'm going about this, you'd think I had some kind of writing assignment I'm procrastinating on...
I particularly like how well the area rugs 'pull the room together' and make it feel much warmer. The goat abides....
There will obviously be more tweaks on it over time. I've already ordered some books I found 'missing' from the collection, but more trinkets are obviously quite likely.
The item in the center of the room is actually a bureau, or dresser. It had the mirror from another room leaning against it when the photo was taken. I originally had thought that I'd put my overstuffed chair and ottoman in there. But, upon reflection, I thought it might be too much. I liked having the bureau in there because it rather functions like a small library table (but it is a bit high). I have a small lightweight desk which is serving as a bedside table upstairs which would make a better library table, and along with another wooden chair (with cushion!) would better serve my interests.
Today, I hauled all of Swimmer's 'professional library' down to her place in Mulino today. That pretty much filled the van and included everything in the study before I started moving stuff down there. Two big bookcases chock full of massage/human biology/therapy materials. Now, comes the two smaller bookcases chock full of her writing materials books; but these are upstairs.