If you caught the literary reference in the title for our remodeled guest room, A Room with a View, the 19th century novel by E. M. Foster (and if you stay in the room, you will notice lots of books on Italian art), you might say, ah, ha, he’s now quoting Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen’s 1970’s tune, “Too Much Fun”. Do you remember “there’s a whole lot of things that I’ve never done, but I ain’t never had too much fun” (probably no, unless you were down to seeds and stems again). Well, you are wrong. This phrase actually came from a road sign in front of a Methodist Church near Lebanon Church, VA, which read “Trouble often starts as fun”. We happen to see this while going to the airport to pick up one of our mothers and a travel companion.
They enjoy a road trip, and do not mind sharing a room, but do not necessarily want to roll over in the double bed to find the other in the middle of the night. Thus, we wanted to remodel a second guest bedroom with twin beds. Companionship need not be too cozy. But, two in a room whispering stories in the middle of the night leads to giggles, then trouble ensues, thus two much fun.
These two happen to travel to Lancaster, VA, aka Amish Country, with us for a long weekend. This included some furniture shopping for the twin bed frames, quilts, etc. But, that is a future story. Meanwhile another cousin joined us, making us Five of a Kind. Then a royal wedding was that Saturday, so we all piled into one of the rooms with the TV to watch The Royal processional of who’s who in British and American society. The Four Queens complimented me, the King high, for sitting in on this, as well as lots of quilt shops. Frankly, I told them, I’d rather be with them doing girly things than sitting in some guy’s Man Cave with Four Jokers watching some golf tournament. Now that would not be Too Much Fun for me.
Given the shape of our cabin (six-sided) and the room (120* and 60* angles, not the standard 90* angle rectangle), fitting two twin beds in took a bit of calculating. In order to make room for a place to store linens and place guests’ stuff, we took the doors off from the closet. This became an alcove, in which a dresser and lamp fit in perfectly. We have a couple of other adjustments to make, but these are in process currently. More later.
Meanwile, if you and your BFF are traveling by, make a reservation for Two Much Fun.