I’ve been so busy with moving in, making the last few decisions about the renovation, and going back to work, that I haven’t spent much time updating this blog. No fear, I’m still a narcissistic blogger who thinks everyone wants to know about where I place my lamps. 😉
For the last few years, I haven’t entertained much. I love, love, love to feed people. I love having folks at my house. I did it all the time in college, and again in law school, but I didn’t feel comfortable doing it very much after law school. My place didn’t feel right and it didn’t lend itself to big gatherings. Also, I had no table to eat at! So I invited a few friends over Monday night, knowing that it would be helpful to get my ktichen squared away enough to entertain and also knowing that I don’t have the kind of friends who expect the house to be neat as a pin. Real life happens here. I whipped up a roast turkey and a little pumpkin cake, my friends brought sides and wine, and a good time was had by all.
And I guess you can see from that picture that my long-awaited appliances have arrived. My dishwasher gets dishes so clean, they sparkle! And my washing machine is very very quiet. It’s so quiet I assume it’s hunting rabbits!
And remember when I told you that I made a headboard out of a door that I took down? I
suckered asked my mom to come over and help me hang it. It was a little dicey because the door is hollow. I used wall anchors in the door itself, and held my breath a bit. Then I used wall anchors in the wall, too. Oh, but I should point out I used this little doo-hickey to hang the door.
It’s called a z-bar. It is 18″ long and according tot he package, can hold up to 200 pounds. I have the same type of hanger holding up an oval mirror in my entry way, so I knew how it worked. The directions were great and we made a go of it. i wish I had taken pictures, but I didn’t! I decided I wanted the hanger to sit 4″ fromt he top of my headboard, so I measured and marked an 18″ line 4″ below the edge of my door. Then I measured up from the floor to where I wanted the top of the headboard to be and used my trusty level to mark and 18″ line at the center of the wall. I used my new drill — THANKS KNITTING FRIENDS! — and put in a few screws, et voila! Behold, my headboard installed!
I need a better picture. Where *is* my camera? I don’t know. But back to my drill! My darling friends that I knit with every Sunday gave me a very generous gift card for home improvement projects. I promptly used it to buy a serious drill for my serious projects!
Ain’t that a good lookin’ drill? 🙂
Speaking of my drill, here’s the mirror I was telling you about in the entryway. If you overlook the empty box and the watering can (which I adore, but which probably doesn’t belong there), this part of the house is really starting to come together. 🙂
Photobomb by Goose. I hung up my Nighthawks at the Diner print from the Hopper exhibit at the Smithsonian a few years ago across the way from here.
I think it’s going to stay there, but you never know – sometimes when you live with these things for a while, they ask to migrate. The rest of the living room still has a long way to go.
Photobomb by Maverick. Alright, that’s enough putzing ont he intertubes for now. Off to get something accomplished in this house!