surprise!

When I got back from visiting my mom this week, I had a big surprise waiting for me: B replaced our countertops, tore out some ugly grey plastic (!) backsplash tile and hung drywall and painted, and installed a new range hood. Now my kitchen is puurrty.

plaster cigarette, Derek’s magic, big toe misery, gelatinous ping-pong balls

Spent the weekend knocking out, sweeping, and bagging old plaster from the second floor. Now we’re working on hanging drywall, which is onerous work. We had all the windows open, fans going, and surgeon’s masks. I still felt like with every breath I was sucking in lungsful of smokey plaster dust. *** Derek has done… Continue reading plaster cigarette, Derek’s magic, big toe misery, gelatinous ping-pong balls

ocd

OK. I know that I gripe a lot about what a pig sty my house is, and how I have not the fraction of time I would need to get it clean. I have a confession. The problem is that I don’t have the time to make it as clean as I *want.* Today, I… Continue reading ocd