Termite tenting and the living room floor reveal

Living room floors!

It’s been a total madhouse around here, but the termite tenting process is finally complete.  We’re back in the home and termite free.  The cats (yeah… all six of them) came with us to a local pet-friendly hotel, while the parrots went to be boarded at our favorite bird shop.  It’s like summer camp for them there.  They got to have fresh fruits and veggies every day, play with new (also friendly) parrots, have time out of cages and out {Read More}

The Banquet of Mockery gets a new home

The space that formerly held Jay’s studio, and will become my craft room is in flux.  Right now, it is basically a glorified through space, with random assortments and piles of things stacked here and there, and one of the things we’d needed to uncover and go through was the large wood banquet that his grandparents left his mother. It is the width of a king size bed. We found paper work and mail dating back to the mid 90’s {Read More}

Conquering the Cabinets

The kitchen cabinets are filled brimming with god only knows what, and this week we began ripping them out and sorting through the wreckage.  We found treasures and trash!  Here’s some of the highlights so far: Jay’s Grandmother’s China was found stuffed into a free standing cabinet off of the south end of the kitchen. China above, who knows what below. There were a few unmatched oddities in there, but for the most part, that’s all a matching set of china.  It’s {Read More}

A brainstorming session

A few days ago, I moaned about the Master Bedroom closet not being as large as we need it to be and a large banquet piece sitting and mocking me with it’s banquetness.  The challenges in the Master Bedroom continue to be sorted out, and several failed attempts at proper shoe storage space have been dreamed up and pitched.  My favorite is still one in which two old drawers were converted with a piano hinge into a makeshift wooden steam {Read More}

The master closet, a new year and the house’s feeding schedule

Happy New Year, everyone!  We hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful party to attend, and gets home safely.  Please be safe out there- there are idiots on the road.  Don’t be one of them, or I’ll give your cupcake to someone else. We don’t have any major plans for ringing in the new year, though I must be honest in telling you that I am considering swinging a sledge hammer instead of dropping some lovely {Read More}

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