Took a little time off. Housing market crashed, ran out of money, ran out of.. umph. But we’re doing stuff now. Since last I wrote we installed a new kitchen light and added another electrical outlet, added a corner cabinet in the hallway, painted the dining room and put up new trim in the dining room. It’s getting better.
On Saturday I resolved to clean up the “plant bed”** at the front of the house where we removed the big ugly bushes (See entry: 12/15/2006 Clearing (yard) clutter). Here’s a cruddy before picture: Note the dappled grey/green/white “plant bed”. When I was about half way into the project Marc came into the front yard from the back yard (he…
Not at all house related… but, Last Saturday Marc proposed to me… and I said yes.
Where I have a flash of insight and simplify the bathroom remodel plan.
Christmas came, Christmas went. It wasn’t pretty. About two weeks before Christmas I got food poisoning.. and then my body decided that all food was bad. So I spent the entire holiday sick and not eating. It’s a great way to lose weight… as long as you don’t mind the not eating. In better news.. Santa was good to us…
On the last day of my vacation (ie, last Sunday) we finally cleared out the overgown, scraggly, balding bushes at the end of the walkway. I have always known that getting rid of them was the “right” thing to do… but Marc thought it was just a bunch of work for no real reason. Despite this he agreed to help…
I’ve never had dogs before. More specifically I’ve never had to live with something with the curiosity of a five year old that had no thumbs so investigated things with their teeth. The dogs knocked the tree over twice today. It’s not a good day to be a dog.
For the last year I threatened to do it. I hated the three pine trees in the front of our house. All year long (in fact since we bought the place) I said that at our first chance we’d cut them down and make them into Christmas trees. Ta-da.
Wow.. has it really been a year? One year ago today we closed on the house. Shortly thereafter I setup my five to seven year plan Annual things to do: – Schedule termite inspection – Replace batteries in smoke/fire alarms – Check/clean out gutters Here’s our progress so far:
In which I re-do the grout and caulk in the bathtub.