[ed: I'll return with more updates about Nicole's store and the rebuilding process.]
I get a lot of questions about my LEGO room - "what furniture did we buy, how do I keep it so neat and organized". Umm. Maybe it was that way for a minute back in the summer but in the spirit of full disclosure, my "neat and organized" LEGO room that started out like this...
Now looks like this - after we went out and bought over 200lbs of LEGO on Craigslist and a million different sets. Yup. Took this from the door because I was leery about stepping inside.
James took a few steps in and knocked over an open container. Shortly after we expanded our collection, I started a new job and the boy got slammed at work. Then the holidays arrived and it was easier to shove everything into the room and close the door.
Ugh. So, we made a decision - we can't open any more boxes and build any more sets until this room is in order. Organize first - build later.
As a result, this taunts us.