As much as anything, I use this blog to record our life events. When life gets crazy, I tend to get caught up in it rather than sit back, take a deep breath and ponder.
I'm taking a minute or so this morning to ponder.
The addition is essentially finished. Dear daughter is home from school and asleep in the dormer on the right. On the left is the guest room, just about ready for occupancy if any of you are planning a trip to St. Louis any time soon. Two queen beds and a semi private bathroom -- it's pretty posh.
The great room on the back of the house is just lovely. Spacious and open and cool in this early summer heat. As a result of all the trucks and construction traffic, we'll need a new driveway sometime soon, but we knew that going into the project.
From the back yard, you can see that there are still a few things to do. This week they will pour the patio.
Hopefully they will pour the patio after they get this drain pipe to drain as gravity intended -- that'd be down hill. Gravity is the law, after all. Sheesh.
So, we still have one of these in the yard. Nice.
I have a beautiful new bathroom. I couldn't make myself document the old one, but suffice to say this is a vast improvement. The wall paper makes me so happy that I put it in the kitchen as well.
Isn't it rockin'? I found it on Pinterest and had to order it from England, but it's worth it, don't you think? Husband kind of shakes his head when I wax lyrical about this paper and its hot greens and gun metal grays. He's a walls and windows kind of guy.
And just in case we didn't have enough going on this summer, meet our new fly in the ointment.
His name is Bacon. Which I kind of love yelling out the back door.
Oh, all right. He's not a fly in the ointment. Mostly, he's cute as can be and pretty darned smart. He's ostensibly a boxer mix (there's been some debate on that point) that Knit Nite Mindy found on a local pet rescue site when I started talking about Dear Son wanting to adopt a puppy this summer. She linked me up and I forwarded to DS.
What you should never do unless you are absolutely ready to adopt a puppy is visit one at a rescue agency. That is what I have to say about that.
He's not exactly sleeping through the night...
And he can be a little bit recalcitrant when I want him to come back inside after an outing.
Today I have to put the final touches on the Seminar I'm teaching at Knitorious this Saturday. It's a class on reverse engineering a drapey cardigan from a regular cardigan that you already own and that fits you just right.
Like I did here. I purchased this oatmeal colored Eileen Fischer sweater and I love how it fits. I got it into my head that I could make something like it and spent some time planning.
And then I spent quite a bit of time knitting.
I'll blog this process after I've presented it to the class.
I'm loading the presentation onto these personal zip drives so that the participants can knit instead of take notes.
Squee. They are so darned cute!
The other think I'm going to do today is organize the new yarn storage cabinet we had built upstairs in what was essentially a hallway. I can't wait to show it to you. But then you'll have to kill me...