Sunday, July 24, 2011

Daily Ramblings - Stuff

Please excuse my absence over the past week.  I have been horribly neglectful, with no solid excuse to make outside of having been relentlessly busy.

In my last post, I was preparing for the construction that was going to be taking place in the guest bedroom / craft cave.  The remaining furniture was piled into the middle of the room and covered up as the room was taken over by drywall replacement, ceiling patching, dust and paint.  Thankfully it only took a couple of days and now we're ready to move on to the next stage...which involves reorganizing all the furniture, new draperies, and finally putting up some artwork.

Meanwhile, the garbage disposal ate a gigantic chunk of one of my ceramic bowls.  We concluded that while husband could probably take the existing disposal apart, we weren't confident that he'd be able to get it back together.  So, off to Home Depot we went.  It only took 90 minutes, including a trip back to the store to get plumber's putty, to get our fancy new disposal installed.  Not bad considering we're not the confident do-it-yourself types.  Go us!  Of course, now we have the issue of the leaky kitchen faucet to deal with, but at least we're feeling confident we can replace it ourselves!  That being said, this makes me miss the days of being able to call the landlord.

In other news, after a long 2 years of unemployment, husband also started his new job this week.  From the time of his interview to the time he started working was less than 24 hours, and what a relief!  A big burden has been lifted and, for all of you out there that are still looking, I'm hopeful that you'll also find work soon!

So, as the week draws to a close, I'm very much looking forward to being able to get into my craft supplies again.  I'm loving that husband is enjoying his new job.  I'm thrilled that we can start working on the little home improvements that we've been wanted to do, but didn't quite have the funds to use.  I'm happy to report that dinner smells delicious (but more on that tomorrow).  Things are looking up indeed.


  1. Aaah, I'm torn! I want to be a homeowner, but I do love being able to call the landlord to take care of everything. Waaah, I don't want to grow up!

    Congrats to your husband, that's awesome news.

  2. Yeah - home ownership definitely has the "oh crap, we have to do that ourselves?" moments, but the good outweighs the bad most of the time. :)