I've evolved from spending my weekends just vegetating, sleeping, just trying to recoup some bit of energy sapped from the constant stress and pressure of my job, with a basic enjoyment and happiness for spending time working on the house. We still have a few pressing items to fix/fill in....we need to install lights in the hallways, bedrooms, and the living area. We are relying on floor and table lamps and it is just not cutting it. I'm constantly borrowing a lamp from the front bedroom in order to knit and read in the living area. Mr. Grumpbump tried to install track lighting in the kitchen nook and while the tester said that there is power to the strip, the light will not work. In fact, we have a ton of switches and wall sockets that either (1) don't work or (2) don't appear to belong with any fixture. Basically, we need an electrician to come in and map out the switches and wall sockets. I have bugged and nagged Mr. Grumpbump to find us an electrician.
|This color is fabulous but cotton is not the right yarn for this project|
I bought two closetmaid storage container to put in the bedroom closet so I can organize my yarn stash. I wanted to buy faux wood storage cubicle units (6, 8 or 9 cubes) and Mr. Grumpbump and I were in Target, attempting to pick them out (white, natural or dark), when Mr. Grumpbump got all miserly on me and tried to steer me towards the plastic storage solutions. I hated that idea because there is no way I would want some plastic tubs out in the open in the house. However, comparing the prices, figuring that I would store these containers in the closet anyway, and realizing that I would have more money leftover to buy more yarn, I went with the plastic 3-drawer containers. Tomorrow, I'm printing my Michaels coupon and heading over to the store to get more yarn. It's nice not to have yarn all over the house in shoeboxes, wicker baskets, paper bags, and plastic shopping bags.
Are you ready for cat pictures? First up is Delilah. She's in love with the back patio area now that we have cushions on the chairs. She's claimed the lounger and at least three of the four chairs. She loves napping on them.
|Delilah knows how to make herself comfortable|
|Delilah is checking out Alfred, the garden frog (gift from my mom at Christmas)|
|Macy's usual spot|