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24 Jun 2010

Things I am looking forward to: Deep South Edition

  1. Okra
  2. Drinking a Bloody Mary and complaing it's not a Caeser
  3. Melting in the heat
  4. Someone trying to convince me that grits really are good
  5. Seeing Vampires (I watch tv you know, I know they all live down South)
  6. Drinking unsweetened iced tea
  7. Banjos
  8. Target
  9. Seeing funny signs with "Jesus" in them
  10. Barbeque.  Wait, no, its Barbecue.
  11. Maybe somebody will call me a cracker
  12. Picking up an accent by the time we get into Kentucky
  13. Giggling about all the things that can be chicken-fried
  14. Starting to talk real ....slow....
  15. Rocket Ships
  16. I'm gonna Jump Down Turn Around, pick a Bale of Cotton...nah...just joshing....
  17. Riding in a Volvo
  18. Singing about "Goin' to Graceland" on the way down, and pretending it is true, because it will at least be plausible.
    Can't wait!  Yeeeeeeeehaw!

    Yours truly,
    Mrs. So

    16 Jun 2010

    And the Walls...come tumbling down!

    Ok, maybe not so much 'tumble' - but we're removing them like crazy people.

    Our ugly (mint coloured) back bedroom is going from what is shown below (you can still see the channel they cut in the plaster to do the electrical work - we had bubble wrap taped over it all winter because since we have no insulation, that's like, practically the outside of the house)...

    To this!  EEEGADS!  What are we thinking?!?

    Well, this is how it sits now.  This was all started this weekend, so now you, dear reader, are up-to-the-minute with our latest project.  It is like a scary jail in there.  And dusty like you wouldn't believe.  And I'm thinking maybe we have a hole into our neighbours closet, shhh.

    The plan is to rip down the lathe, put up some insulation (thermal on the exterior walls, sound-proofing on the interior walls), vapour barrier, then drywall (soundproofing on the shared wall), then baseboards (turns out our old ones will not be salvageable - sadness) - THEN it will start to look normal.

    We're going to paint it "Sapphire", and then install some PAX closets along one wall.  A custom headboard and a new bed later, maybe a ceiling fan, and she'll be done.  No problem at'all.