Sunday, 18 February 2007

Greetings from the other side...

Well hello! It sure has been a while...this whole moving thing really does take you away from the important things in life, like blogging. Hehe. But to answer the pressing questions yes, I'm just fine, alive and well, and no, Hubs and I haven't yet christened every room in the new house. I know you were thinking it, so I thought I'd put it out there.

We've been insanely busy over the past few days. We've made great progress but there's still soooo much left to be done. The original homeowners took relatively good care of the place, but never did a thing to upgrade even the most basic elements. Except the showerhead in the master bath - they put a better single stream showerhead on. Whopdie freakin do.

We, on the other hand, have now spent hours and the equivalent of the GDP of a small country on upgrades like brushed nickel doorknobs, new light fixtures, hardware for all the cupboards, new mirrors for the powder room and my vanity area, new drapes and name it, we've swapped it out for something just that much nicer. In our most humble opinion, of course.

Hubs is back to work tomorrow while I take one more day to get adjusted and rest up a bit. Which of course means I'll work like a dog again during the day, putting up pictures, drilling into tile to put up the new bowed shower curtain rod in the other bathroom (did I mention I'm a diva who loves powertools??) and if I get reallllly ambitious, I might even put together DeeDee's new bed. But I don't know if I'll have that much in me...we shall see. We do have to get it done in the next few days as she's with us next weekend. And the poor kid needs a place to sleep, ya know?

A few quirks about a new place...first, the creaks. Hubs was out today with my brother in law doing geeks know what so I had my first real spell of time in the house by myself. And it was kinda creepy how things just kinda creaked and cracked when I least expected it. Should be really entertaining when Hubs has to go to New Jersey next weekend and I have to sleep in the place all by myself. Sure as hell not used to that! Dag, what's a diva to do? Anyone wanna come and sleep over to keep the creaks away? Oh well it could be could be ME having to make a trip to Jersey *shudder*.

Other quirks - the carpet in here really messes things up. We have to shim up every piece of furniture in the joint, something I never had to do in my hardwood years. Just very strange. Our new armoire, for example, almost fell over when we tried to put clothes in it. Not good - kinda defeats the purpose, you know? Yeesh.

And my favourite quirk thus far - our compost bin. I'm used to the whole green bin thing from my days in the big city. But things are different here in the 'burbs. There are special bags you have to use, ones that are made of biodegradable materials and that break down so quickly, you have to keep them in the fridge. Wow. We were told that out here, when you move you're supposed to take your bins with you, that new residents are to go and pick up new bins, etc. Imagine our surprise and small degree of delight to find a mini green bin already installed in a cabinet under our sink. Score - one less thing to take care of.

Except it stinks. Like old egg salad sandwiches. Sulfur delight.

It's been bugging me all day. I've been sniffing around like a mad fool, trying to figure out where this damned awful smell is coming from. And then tonight, good green Hubs goes to put something in the green bin and dang - a huge whiff of eggy goodness assaults my olfactory senses. Man...definitely making a trip to the ole recycling place to get us a new green bin. Can't handle the smell much longer.

So those are my ramblings for the day. As you can tell, I'm temporarily trapped in a twisted domestic time warp but fret not my lovlies, this too shall pass. I'll be back to my full fledged diva self in no time. Hell, I put on lipstick and perfume on today for the first time in five days, so that's most certainly a step in the right direction.

Tomorrow I'll try to post some photos of the progress thus far. I felt compelled to wait until I'm as close to perfection as possible (ie boxes out of rooms, everything tastefully displayed) but alas, I realize the house will be a continuous work in progress, so I'll cut myself some slack. If nothing else, I'll be sure to post the new decorative feature that now adorns the space above our bedroom door - so very perfect for me and my little bloggie here. I most certainly hope you'll approve.

Until then, have a good sleep and I'll be back to blog again tomorrow - complete with photographic evidence!

And that's your daily dash. How's your diva doin'?

1 comments on "Greetings from the other side..."

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the big move - sounds like you're settling in just fine. What does DeeDee think of the move? Have you done some cute decore in her little haven? Can't wait to see your pics - maybe I'll gather some inspiration for our big house reno in May/June.
Grimeysgal from WB




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