Tuesday, February 26, 2008

They're doing our floors...

The dog and I are ensconsed on the other side of the house in the den while they rip up filthy, stained carpet almost 25 years old out of this side of the house to put down laminate. I'm hopeful this will also help a major allergy problem. I keep hearing all sorts of good feedback from people that getting carpet up helped their allergies in a major way. Cross your fingers. It's extra nice when the thing that may help is something you like, too. I was raised in a house with hardwood floors and ,while those are unaffordable, these look like the real thing to me.

Below is a shot of the floor going into the living room at the front of the house. The dining room is literally stacked with furniture from the living room. Today they're coming down the hall into the closets and the master bedroom. It's gonna look gorgeous!

At any rate, I'm on and off of the computer briefly till this is done.


The floors are finished as of Thursday. The office is being painted this weekend so a lot of things are still lying around until that's done, but here's a shot of one clear place at the street end of the living room.

Friday, February 22, 2008


A friend of mine from Finland recently sent some photos of graveyard angels and headstones near her home. So...here's a few to share.

I doubt we'll be seeing many more graveyards appear like these, anymore. No space to bury people anymore. And, who can afford a gravesite, a casket, a funeral AND an expensive sculpture?? Solvent Green time, perhaps?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

This darn flu...

It has me pinned to the floor. Am spiking temps of five degees with chills and the headache from hell. I didn't disappear. I shall return.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Nudist Camp (haiga)

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Our banana tree out back is sprouting its first bananas (the little shoots on top, not the dark part hanging down)