We think maybe she’s going to be a redhead, it’s hard to tell, she doesn’t really have much hair at the moment. Anyway I spent the day hanging out with the girls, working on the (secret) bathroom, and hanging out with the Comcast guy. Now, just have to figure out how to set up the TiVo. What the heck is the point of cable with out it?
Monthly Archives: August 2006
Yesterday was my birthday and thanks to my wonderful family and friends I had a terrific day! My mom and I ran a bunch of errands in the morning, we got the whole basement primed, and partly painted, and then it was time for the real birthday fun. I came back to my mom’s house and Bj was waiting for me with some awesome roses:
Sciarrino came upstairs just as I was reading an awesome comment on my blog (thanks Nancy you are so sweet! That made my day extra perfect!) and showed me this:
Super yum. Potato corn chowder, you say it’s not a meal, I say, I don’t care, it’s my birthday! And I love it! After dinner I got to open my presents, and they rocked! My mom got me a new friend, her name is Luna:
ohhh isn’t she pretty. Then we realized that the special hardwood floor attachment came with the vacuum so I got to take one back and get the rug attachment, so I have five attachments now, watch out dust here I come!!! I got a sweet art game book from Bill, we might have a quiz later, and I’ll see where you rate on art history. Bj’s mom got me a little clutch, and the winner of the super cool present award went to Sciarrino.
She has been collecting this stuff for me since…. EASTER!!! And it’s proof that she knows me just about as well as I know myself. Check the awesome basket (awesome and huge!), the cool wooden box I showed earlier, both were full of more gifts. Two cool vintage wool sweaters, a collection of ties (those pillows will happen people), aluminum knitting needles, even a set of size 1 in pea green (swoon), an old brown apron for the collection, cool buttons, vintage fold and seal stationary, awesome table cloth, little elephant bank, super long brocade zipper (ohh I think I see a hand knit coming on), and the topper, a small 1940s superman pin. Sciarrino we all bow down to your coolness. Plus I should let her do a guest thrifting spot on the blog to show you all the other cool stuff she’s been finding this summer. And as if that wasn’t enough her and Bj schemed on this ice cream cake:
Sweet! Then Bj gave me a wad of bills (in addition to the dishwasher and microwave he got me for the house already) so we could go have a blast at the fair. The annual treat was as much fun as ever, if not more so for the inclusion of my brother. We saw bunnies:
I think I might have to get me one of these in my new place, so fluffy! We ate gross fair food that seems good at the time:
Rested our feet after going through the animal barns:
Took the annual portraits:
now that’s what I call a good birthday, love you guys!
Okay let me set up a little scenario for you. I’ve been working on Ribbon Jar all morning and have to run over to my house at two in order to meet with another guy about the waterproofing situation in the basement. I’m grumpy that everything seems to be going wrong, and leading the guy around showing him the whole basement. I go into the storage room where the light switch was accidentally put behind the door (the electrician installed it before the door was hung), and reach for the switch. But it’s not there, it’s right where it should be on the other side of the door. "oh," I say, "Rick’s been here." (all my subs have keys). I finish up in with the waterproofing guy (temporary bid of $6,700 ouch) and head upstairs. I look over and notice a switch under the sink.
No, it can’t be, I didn’t even talk to Rick about this… See I had a broken garbage disposal, and I was just going to roll with it for a while, but at Home Depot they had one on clearance so I snapped it up and had my plumber install it. Well when I went to turn on the power for the kitchen after the install the disposal just ran and ran and ran. Turns out the kind I used to have took a kind of key. They stopper when turned would turn on the disposal, but the kind I bought took a switch, only I had no switch. So I had to keep the power off in my kitchen and run extension cords to the appliances. So frustrating. So when I saw this I almost cried I was so freaking happy. Not only that, but he gave me two new plugs in the kitchen, and set the time on my microwave (!!!!). I walk around looking for other things he’s worked on. The garage also got an upgrade. Two plugs and a new overhead light. Then in the bathroom (which I can’t go into too much detail about, because it’s a surprise, remember) he had already installed a new fan, but he separated the fan and the light into two switched, so I don’t have to run the fan all the time. I would find this too annoying, like if I was in the bath, and had to hear the fan the whole time. He also installed the light fixture in there. So ya. RICK RULES!!!!! If you’re in the Salem area he works for Keizer Electric.