Saturday, July 31, 2010

I spoke too soon

Okay, I may be 2 for 3 on the cars, but my car is really taking a beating. Today, the A/C condenser got holed (yes, I mean holed) on the drive on I-25 today. A part from the trailer hitch on a Dodge pickup nailed a 1 inch diameter hole in it. Sheesh! I'm hoping my string of bad luck on cars ends *NOW*!

Any way, I promise to have good pictures of all the improvements I (read: Mr. K) have made recently on this Sunday's post. Saturday is shot, as both kids' teams wrap up their season and we have trophy/award/picture presentations as well as end of season parties . . .

Not enough hours in the day to get done what I need to! Do you feel the same?


Thursday, July 29, 2010

All apologies

To everyone I convinced to come check out my new blog, I owe you *big time*!

You see, 5 days after the last post (June 24th), I was rear-ended and had to put my car in the shop for 2 weeks. Oh, and I discovered that I didn't have rental coverage on my policy (crud). So, that means that Mr. Kellacious graciously lent the kids and I use of his snazzy '06 Mustang and he drove our Heep. Excuse me, I meant to type Jeep.

I won't even delve into the details of taking the Jeep to band practice and it stranding me in a part of town I wouldn't normally hang around at 11:00 . . . that little exercise involved Mr. K waking up both kids at 11:30 (daughter was raring to go and son could've cheerfully killed us all for waking him up). At least that car was fixed in a day.

So now I'm 2 for 3 on killing our cars. Yes, I am fortunately still married, but I digress.

The original intent for this blog is to follow the home improvement path I take with our house, good, bad and ugly (a rarity, I'm hoping).

What has happened in my blogging MIA days:

1. Almost finished the front living room. By this, I mean that I got some of the new trim painted, the mantel painted and some beautiful greenery for the top of the fireplace that splits the room. Also got one gold bar on the fireplace painted aged copper as a test run. *MUST* find the ultra high heat brown paint to change the fireplace panels from black to brown!

2. Mr. K whipped himself into a frenzy on the 4th of July weekend and managed to empty, paint and redo our 2nd living room. I have finally managed to do a passable job on a color wash to blend the ultra dark brown (mine and son's fave) of the front living room to the medium brown (preference of Mr. K and daughter) of the 2nd living room. Compromise makes the world go round (peacefully)!

3. Mocked up (excuse me, I'm an engineer and some things you can't beat out of me, like geeky terminology) a fabric storage bin for my too deep shelves in the 2nd living room to hide the perpetual toy/game/whatever mess that lives there. Have to get up on my soapbox here for a moment: Mr. Builder? When you drew up the plans for my house, did you not think that maybe a nice bookshelf on both sides of the fireplace would be handy? And that shelves that are 2 feet deep aren't practical except for shoving junk into and looking like a mess? Okay, enough rant. I'll post a picture to show what I mean about this very soon!

Okay, enough typing for now, since it's time to start printing out team and individual photos for my son's baseball team in time for the last game/end of season party.

Thanks again for your time, and I really do promise to keep up this time. I mean, it's not like the world's gonna spin off it's axis into the sun and prevent me from doing this, right?

Take care,