Today we seemed to round the far corner and head down the home stretch for Workation - a week of vacation working on our house.
As promised, Bruce showed up and knocked a series of holes in our house where the windows used to be. He also put new windows where the holes were. He finished all but the big triple window in the front room and the results are astounding. First of all, I cannot tell which way the wind is blowing without going outside. It's never been that way before. Second of all, it's freakishly quiet in the house. Apparently the fifty year old windows were not terribly well insulated for sound. He'll finish tomorrow.
I installed two faucets in the hall bath, hung a towel rack and put up a new nickel finished, curved curtain rod. We stayed at a nice hotel a while back that had one and I said "I've gotta get me one of these....". It's makes your shower six inches wider....
We also installed the final light fixture in the kitchen, making our kitchen the brightest and all around funkiest lit kitchen in Kansas City.
When we originally picked out our lighting, we went with some very staid designs. Patti Coltun took one look and said "This is boring. It's for old people. Take it back." Sheepishly, we did...
In taking these shots, I discovered that it's hard to take photos in our kitchen. I'm only showing you two lights; the set above the bar are even funkier (and will match the one in the dining are when I get that finished), but I couldn't seem to get a shot of them. Perhaps Shelley's Kansas City protege might be able to help. :)
Hey, if you want some fun, go to Shelley's new site, enter the portraits section, click galleries, and play "find the ihopers". It's a little like "Where's Waldo", but there are a ton of Waldos. Or just keep hitting reload on the front page until someone you recognize pops up. It's like a slot machine. If two people you recognize (or two people and a horse) pop up, yell Jackpot! (Note - true to form for this blog, the only prize you should expect is the satisfaction you will garner from participating.)
Anyway, I'll throw in one last shot of Zoe before her fans riot on me and then I'm off to bed. Mirrors to hang tomorrow....I'll need to go back to work on Monday to get some rest.