Monday, July 16, 2007

Can't think of a title today

How's your summer going? Ours is flying on by. We went to Idlewild Saturday and had a lovely day. Anna is 36.5" tall, so she was able to ride to her heart's content. Claire couldn't figure out the wait for a ride thing, or the ride is over thing, which resulted in much sadness. Sadness of this variety can be fixed with a nice long train ride, some ice cream, and some Canada geese to watch.
Speaking of Claire, she had her 18 month check up today. She is roughly 40% for height and weight, and 97% for head circumference. My girls have big noggins. This they get from their mother, who has occasional trouble buying hats.
Do you know what time it is? It is 8:22 according to my clock. Last week we went to a fair, whereupon we were encouraged to sign up for a free estimate on having the gutters done. Sure, thinks I. We need more estimates on gutters, seeing as the last laughable estimate gave us a price that would buy me a nice new car. They called last Friday and set up an appointment. It had to be a time when my spouse and I were both home so that we could both agree upon the demo materials. *rolls eyes* We set one up for 7:00 this evening.
The gutter business must be really good. Not only can they afford to solicit people for estimates, but business is so booming that they don't need to show up for appointments! Gutters sell themselves!

Monday, July 09, 2007

How green was my valley

Hot enough for ya? The bad news: The "new" house has not whole house air.
The good news: People back in 1810 knew how to build houses that didn't get quite so hot when it hits nintey-whatever degrees. Shady trees, a shady porch roof, and high ceilings have been making it very livable in my living room. I'm not a fan of central air anyway.
So about that living room.
Thursday I painted it. It only took about 5 hrs. (see high ceilings, above) Technically you could say I painted two rooms, since we've got one big dining/living room combo. I painted it "pickling spice" by Pittsburgh Paints. I was very happy with the coverage. I'm afraid the color is a little too minty, but Mr. Unreserved and UnreservedBrother like it.
Today the oriental rug I ordered from arrived. The rug was labeled "sage." It is sage in the same way that pink is brick red. That is to say my rug is deep dark olive green. Yurgh.
The good news is the nice people at Overstock are good about returns, and via the wonder of FedEx's website I've learned that it will only cost me $21 to return said monster sized 57lb rug. That is unless I can unload it on Craigslist first.
Now I'm gun shy about ordering another one, but extremely eager to have another rug. Anna was disdraught when I told her I was returning the rug. Said she, "But I like it! It's soft!"
Apparently she misses wall-to-wall. Too bad.

Oh, also I made some socks. And started another pair. And am spinning laceweight (hopefully) ivory mohair pencil roving. In my spare time. And I painted the kitchen.

That is all.

Friday, July 06, 2007

I've been hangin' around

Hello! I moved! It's been an advenutre! Sort of the way having one's toenails extracted with a pair of pliers is an adventure!
The short version:
Moving sucks.
Verizon really REALLY sucks.
Painting sucks.
The "new" house is a money pit.
Even more so than we thought.
Verizon? They still suck.
They suck really hard.

Anyway we're getting settled in, although it's far from feeling like home yet. It will. I keep telling myself that.
Now I'm going to go do something fun, because I've just spent two entire days painting.

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