So spring is here. The birds are chirping and Menue is staring at them, the weeds in the garden are blooming and spreading and so are my allergies. And the neighbours are coming out of their winter solitude to mow their lawns, have keggers and play Japanese flutes through their screen doors. I, on the other hand, like to sit on my front porch and watch all the activity. It's fascinating. I was mowing the lawn, with our recently acquired 30 yr old push mower, when I met a new neighbour and her young daughter. She didn't shy away from telling me how much she payed for her house 5 years ago. And that when our house was up on the market, she looked at it. I said we were in the process of renovating the basement suite. She said good and gave me that grossed out look that you give when you feel sorry for somebody having to deal with grossness. I laughed. But was happy to meet a neighbour that I can relate too, since my kegger days are kinda over. I like wine now.
This weekend is going to be full! It's all the annoying little things that need to be tended to. Like the last coat of paint on the bathroom door, caulking the window moulding, attaching the new bathtub faucets (which is proving to be a little problematic), flip the fridge doors, cut the bedroom doors to size and paint, wash the blinds, attach the closet rods and shelf, clean the grout lines in the bathroom and kitchen, blah - blah - blah. Oh yeah, have the counter tops installed, install the carpet and attach the baseboards. Little things. Oh brother. But the counter tops are being installed next week sometime, so we have sometime to work on the kitchen cabinets a little bit more. Oh, and we have to pick a backsplash for the kitchen. Fun. I love the decor picking more than the construction digging. Personally. We have an Ikea trip planned in our near future which I'm excited about. Shopping at Homo Depot has gotten to be routinely boring, at least with Ikea I can pretend that we are almost done the renovation. Haha.
So it has come to my attention that some people have been waiting for us to upload new photos showing the status of the reno. Check out our FLICKR account for an update! Just a couple. More later.
So I just finished updating my iPod with some metal like Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, System of a Down. Plus a little indie rawk like Hot Snakes and Superchunk Now I'm ready to tackle the basement!! Off I go.