Monday, January 31, 2011

Worn out

This is all I have wanted to do this evening...feeling particularly worn out, for some reason

Thursday, January 27, 2011

First big storm

 So this was the start of the traffic at 3:40 yesterday on campus.  In Mason's infinite wisdom, they didn't close until 4:30 so of course it was a nightmare to get out

 All I could do was wait....
 But then I had to make the decision to park and walk back to my office as I was going to run out of gas
 The snow outside the trailer was pretty; but I wanted to go home
 Here's the view from the porch
 Luckily, this little one was there to keep me company (and warm!)
 She likes to explore my desk

Thank goodness I got rescued by my brother in his Subaru around 11pm!

 This morning the thaw began

 Our poor crepe myrtle

Alex drove me to campus today to dig out my car and bring it still took about 2 hours

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blast from the past

I found my clarinet tonight tucked away in a box!  And I could still play it! 

Friday, January 21, 2011


 Alex enjoyed a very bubbly beer tonight.  Love those bubbles!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


 I know the theme has completely fallen by the wayside this week but here's one for this week.  I'll try to be better!  Alex has been doing a lot of beer drinking; so he's collected quite a few bottlecaps
Alex and I got a small rug for the closet and a storage bench.  The rug isn't quite what it looked like online but it looks OK.  I'm hoping to make a small pad for the bench.

First week using the closet and we still love it!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Finished closet!

 Alex and I finished the closet today.  Here it is before...
 Another angle
 In progress...
 All shelves up and ready to be used!  The corner shelves are fantastic!
 Racks packed with clothes
The view of the closet from the doorway.  We are pretty thrilled with it!  The clothes obviously make the space a lot smaller but the closet "system" we got makes really good use of the space

What project to start next...


The theme for this week was "cold"!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New closet!

 Alex and I got our new closet organization up today!  This is my side; several shoe racks to the bottom, a drawer, a mirror, several shelves, and two racks for clothes
 This is Alex's side; slide out tie-rack, 3 shelves, a drawer, and 3 racks for clothes
Here in the corner will be 3 corner shelves.  I had to do some touch-up painting so that has to dry before we put the shelves up.  But they'll definitely be up tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mother nature

Thanks to mother nature, we got a little dusting this morning

Monday, January 10, 2011


Picture number 1 for the new week

Will also have pics up tomorrow for the closet that I painted

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Some "new" things

 So this weekend Alex and I got into a small project.  I've been wanting to work on improving our closet for some time now.  Since the weather is cold, it's the perfect time to work inside
 This was our closet earlier this weekend; dirty carpet, messy, bad shelving/organization.  Alex and I had a few boxes of hardwood left over from our old hardwood projects so I thought it'd be a good idea to put it to use in our closet
 So yesterday I ripped up the carpet and the baseboards
 Today we laid the hardwood and put down some baseboards.  The wall is heavily damaged so I can't quite finish painting yet.  The bluish color in the corners and above the baseboard is the color I'm doing (same color as the adjoining bathroom)
 Here's another view.  Alex and I had just enough boards to do this closet; we were left with only 2 small boards.  We were panicking that we'd have to buy another box to only need a few extra boards.  A new box of hardwood is about $80.

I should be able to sand and finish painting tomorrow
We also put up new vertical blinds in the sunroom; in place of the hideous blue ones
 Here are the old blinds
I also painted an "accent wall".  I finally got an orange wall in my house :-)  I'm pretty happy with it because it is such a tall wall that I think the color helps

Check back tomorrow for new pictures of the closet

PS; the theme was "new"

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tiny, fresh...

Number 2

Blogger was down last night so here's the picture for yesterday