Thursday, September 20, 2007

June Cleaver has left the building.

Poker night went over very, very well. I like to think it had something to do with my homemade babaghanouj. Also the homemade chocolate chip cookies.

So now I'm back to being "lazy me", although I am trying to fight it. Last night we finished installing the floor in Mr. December's office... then I decided that his office would actually make a perfect playroom for the kids... and informed him that we would rehab the huge-ass furnace room for him. He turned up his nose, of course... but he has no imagination. Once we eliminate the stench of heating oil, level the floor, drywall the walls, paint the ceiling ducts, repair the ceiling, put in proper lights, replace the window, and partition off the furnace... it'll be a gorgeous little office. Does that really sound so hard?

Don't answer that last question. I think I'm up for the challenge. Imagine how amazing the before and after could look!

In other news, Lumpy is now an athlete. The kicks are getting stronger and feeling more complex, like he's actually executing a triple lutz in there. That's a pretty big feat when you come from two families whose idea of exercise is climbing a ladder to haul down the big-ass dictionary so we can look up an obscure word.

Oh, and back on the subject of home improvement, do you think I can install quarter-round by myself? That would be really cool - then Mr. December could come home to a completely finished office, sans furniture of course.

Okay... I MUST stop procrastinating. So much to do... so much to feel potentially guilty about... it's definitely time to get moving.


The Town Criers said...

Frozen strawberry margarita (and I'll take one of your offers for a BFP...that would be nice). I say go for it--build the office. I'm trying to gather energy to do something with the basement. It's finished, but we've been using it as a major dumping ground. I need to fix it up for the winter.

The Town Criers said...

24 weeks!

Anonymous said...

Can I hire you to re-do my house? You design great kitchens and you install quarter-round.

Aurelia said...

You really need to come give me ideas for my house!

I need an architect!

ms. c said...

After what you've told us you've done in that house- OF COURSE you can install a quarter round! Good Luck!
Just so you know- you have inspired me to go full steam ahead with our basement reno (to be ready in time for a playroom, of course.) (Oh, and don't get me wrong, it's not like I'LL be doing the work! But still, thanks for the inspiration!)