October 31, 2006 Moving from Hoboken
It is October. It is North Carolina. It is snowing.
These three sentences should not go together. I am a wimp about the cold. I got frostbite on my fingers in NYC 3 times while wearing gloves. I wanted to move partly to never have this happen again. WhhhhAAAAAA!
On a positive note, our kitchen insulating is paying off! This might look like a boring, crappy cellphone snow-on-roof photo, but to us it is terrific proof. Because when snow sticks to your roof, its means that you are no longer heating your roof and melting the snow! Yeah to lower heating costs this season!
Into full swing on the kitchen renovation! The weather is colder, it is dark earlier in the evening so Marc is putting in a lot of hard work. Actually, I better stop slacking and go help him. Here's a rundown of what we have to do:
- put up 1/4" drywall on dining room cracked plaster wall
- put up plywood on other dining room to receive wood finish
- mud and tape dining room ceiling & wall.
- order cabinets
- sand and finish kitchen wood floor
- make custom cabinets
- order appliances & countertops
Don't worry though, this crazy color will be 80% covered over by wood slats, ala this:
and here is a horrid 30 second photoshop rendering of the idea:
For anyone in the western NC area, I recommend Skytop Orchard. Go early though, it gets busy later!
Quinn on the pumpkin house slide.... Dean and Marc feeding the goats
Out to get some apples
The lower branches were pretty picked over, so Marc and Dean combined forces!
We had a couple of cold nights to motivate us to finish some other projects. We've been living with several holes in the exterior wall to the back porch for months. Including this monster hole. (Wonder if that was the opossum entry point?)