Friday, January 25, 2008

The winner is...


Rich got an offer that he is accepting in Boston. Looks like I will be eating lots of clam chowder. The adventure begins...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Living in a house from the 1800's

I love my old house. There are tons of great things about it like the original stained glass, and the original fixtures, and high ceilings, and that it is made out of REAL 2 x 4's that are redwood. I love the original old floors, and the original glass that is still in all the windows. I love that there is a cupboard in the kitchen that used to be for ice to keep things cold, and that the original built in is all rickety and old but authentic and wonderful. Then there are all the things I hate. I can't stand that there is not ONE closet in this whole house (what did those people do with their clothes?). The same windows with the original glass that I love I also hate because it is drafty. I can't stand the small small rooms. I can't stand that there are NO closets (oh, I already said that). So everything has its good sides and bad.

The thing is that I am starting to get itchy to fix it up. We did the huge backyard thing a couple of years ago, and who knows if we are going to be staying here (I hope we do). I figure that I am going to fix up the bathroom. If we move it needs to be fixed and if we don't move it will be a nicer bathroom for us. So the question is how the hell do I move that tub? Heavy? Uh, cast-iron heavy. I don't know where to start. If I take this wallpaper off I know (call it psychic) that the walls might be crumbling under there. I want paint. I hate wallpaper. So, it is daunting.

Since most the rooms in my house are bright victorian type of colors I also think we should paint. I have been watching too many TV shows with names like "Sell My House". Muted and safe colors they say. Ha! Check this out (and please excuse the mess, I didn't know you were coming over)

A smashing peach color that I have been too lazy to change (yeah, I have lived here for 4 years, so?)

This room is really brick red but I sorta like the color that it is in the picture!

and last but not least

This is really orange and not lemon yellow but I never said I was a photographer.

So you get the gist of what I am saying. Sell "as is" or Navaho White?

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Stinking Rose of England

Stinking Rose of England

I am still working on this puppy. It goes on and on. I would say that I am more than 3/4ths done. I work on it almost every day and hopefully one day I will be done with the damn thing.

In the moving front. Still don't know where we will end up. Choices now are: Boston, Texas, Boston again, Wisconsin more than I can hope for right here in the Bay area. Miracles do happen now and then. Don't they?