Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Igloo Light

On one trip to The Old Revival Company, we really lucked out. Not only did we find lights for over the kitchen counter and the hallway, we found this really cool one for the bathroom ceiling.

We liked the way the design in the light mimics the tiles on the wall.

The Geek installed it this afternoon.
Now we have to find something for over the sink.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Lucky Birds

You shouldn't get lost while flying home to these houses.

Saturday, 27 June 2009


Plants in the garden are looking a little bedraggled.

That really isn't to be wondered at. Since noon yesterday we have had close to 60 mm of rain.


I need to know, does this 'Collector's Edition' stuff increase sales?

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Some Funny Signs

But do I still have to stop moving?
I had no idea 'hand crafted' could possibly apply to burgers.

Monday, 22 June 2009

When Geeks Bring Work Home

This was worthy of a double take. These computers all needed updates so The Geek figured she could do it here.
It's amazing how much heat these four babies gave off.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Organizing the Entry-way

I went to the farm for Father's Day and while I was lazing about, The Geek built this organizer unit to keep all our 'out-and-about' stuff, um, organized.
!t will still need paint, but it far exceeded my high expectations for appearance.
Stay tuned for the final appearance.

Friday, 19 June 2009


Just after a rain.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Pesky Dandelions

On Saturday, after The Geek cut the grass, I went around with the hand pruners and chopped off anything that looked like a past, present or future dandelion flower.

By my reckoning, today is only Wednesday. Where were they all hiding?

Monday, 15 June 2009

More Changes in the Kitchen

The Geek installed the new table top (for some reason, we both thought it would be wider) and built a shelf to keep the electronics 'stuff' off the floor.


Saturday, 13 June 2009

One-Legged Donkey?

The Geek tries a unicycle.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Spring Smells Wonderful

I am always so happy I don't have allergies. This time of the year smells wonderful, if it doesn't make you sneeze.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

How Spoiled is This?

We have a dishwasher!
The countertop replacement was done at this time in order to install this little bit of luxury!Woweee!
(Note the use of exclamation marks!)

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Renovation Clues

Even if the rest of the house were as neat as a pin, there would be, for the astute observer, signs that something is afoot.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

The New Kitchen Counters

The Geek started on the new countertops when we came home from Bon Accord.They are to replace the 'temporary' countertops we installed three and one half years ago.

We considered leaving the sink out for awhile, at least until we re-programmed ourselves into using the bathroom sink.

But the countertop installation has resulted in an even greater level of chaos on this side of the house, so the sink had to go in.

The Geek was careful when she cut the opening for the sink not to add a level of dust to the disorder.

And the final result.

We just have to wait for them to cure for a few more days before we put anything on them.

Baby Plants

The acorn squash are sprouting.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Many Years Ago I Was Thrilled With a 15

I am even more ecstactic with this new, really high, number.

Now I might be able to stay outside for an hour.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

More Signs of a Slow Spring

The oak trees are just starting to put out their leaves.

And the icebreaker at the Elm Park bridge is recognizable only by the swirl in the water.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

An Independent Thinker

One solitary purple tulip in a chorus of red.

Monday, 1 June 2009

The Garden Contest

We made the garden smaller this year since nothing grew the shady part on the left. That part we seeded to grass. I am waiting to see which half is more productive.
They are both tied in the onion growing department, tho' some of the 'onions' on the right hand side look suspiciously like garlic.
I haven't planted garlic for years, so who knows what else is laying dormant in there.