Thursday, July 21, 2005

Kitchen cabinets done!

Handles have been added. Hinges are brand new. Cabinets are painted. Took only about.. oh... 4 weeks.



Monday, July 18, 2005

Lots of wood and screwing around

Bought 1200 sq foot from Costco on Saturday (7/16). It weighed about 1500 lbs. Valerie and I lifted about that much each because we had to load the U-haul truck and unload it in the house.

Finally got around to cutting the screws 1/4 inch because they were too long. Now we can put the handles on the kitchen cabinets. The hinges are scheduled to arrive today.

Monday, July 11, 2005

More paint!

Valerie paining the kitchen cabinets dark green.

The new 3-door fridge and dark green cabinets.

Masking the walls for painting. "It's more comfortable to sit like this." - Valerie

Wall before paint. Also, still needed to choose what grill/mirror will go on the wall.

Sage green is painted on.

Living room is also sage green.

The cat hanging out.

The cat zooming up the stairs.

Rick's blue studio wall and iMac G4 20inch.

Valerie's red studio wall.

Sewing machines and new sewing desk.

Adora washer and dryers by GE.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Wax On, Wax Off

3 hours of sanding later, I began to wonder who's great idea this was... Oh, wait, it was mine. Lucky for me, since Rick was not going to have any part of it, we had decided on not sanding the kitchen cabinets since I had spent 4 hours on just one door. But there was still the stair rail which was badly scratched up and needed a new coat of stain. I guess I could be like Rick and not care either way, but I guess I do care... too damn much. So 3 hours later, with sawdust coming out of my nose, I finished sanding down the rail... tomorrow's stain day, and hopefully it won't be as painful.


I was a bit worried about HoBart (the kitty) not adjusting well to the move. On his first day here, he would find whatever nearest, dark corner he could find and curl himself in as far as he could. Bribing him with a treat would not even get the slightest reaction. He would just stare straight ahead and ignore me... I really thought that he was mad at me and that he would be so traumatized that he would turn into one of those kitties that spend all day hiding and only come out when no one is around. What had happened to the black fuzz ball of rambunctious, hyperactive energy that was HoBart? Fortunately, it only took him a couple days of deep exploring until he soon claimed the house as his, proclaimed himself king and named us his faithful followers again. Of all the new places around his new kingdom, he has found favorite stake-out spots at the master bedroom window sill which is nice and wide to accomodate his, uh, gait, and at the top of the stairs where he can spy any intruders. And lucky for us, he has approved the new couch.