Tuesday, November 24, 2015

House Update and News&Reviews



This has been a busy month for us. Things are humming right along on our kitchen demo. We finished pulling down the walls and ceiling, in the process carting off several thousand pounds of material to the dump. We also removed three layers of flooring. Our awesome electrician Steve came over and gave us pretty new lights; a huge improvement over the single florescent bulb that formerly ruled the kitchen.

Next up, we're going to pop some insulation into these walls (as someone that is perpetually cold, I am thrilled about this step) and have our drywall guy install some smooth new walls. We'll most likely be doing the floor and then...we wait. Our cabinets aren't expected to be done until mid-January. oomph. So we'll be eating lots of microwavable cheese pizza. :)

In other news,

How do you keep a light-hearted blog going when horrible things are happening in the world? Here is a lovely response. 

Donald Trump wants American Muslims to have an ID card. First of all, wtf?! This guy had the perfect response.

What is the juiciest secret you know? These people have some humdingers. Want more? Enjoy them here.

Chris has had this funky video on repeat for so long. Yeah! Long live crazy Washington. What can I say, the moose motorbike is awesome.

Another installment of I, anonymous. 

A baby dies in daycare and a mother asks why she had to leave him so soon. 

Interesting: An artist turns beloved dead cat into flying helicopter

Financial advice for children

Seal soccer (spoiler: the orca wins)

Australia to put down two million feral cats.   This is why.

Here's what really happened at that company that set a $70,000 minimum wage

Happy Thanksgiving, peeps. We have some much in this country to be grateful for. Hold your loved ones close and tell them you love them.

xo,

Sonja

2 comments:

  1. Would love your drywall and electrician's info. if you recommend them! Working on some small house remodeling projects (we're on Beacon Hill in Seattle). Cheers!
    Leslie
    www.culitvatedrambler.com

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  2. Hi Leslie,

    Sorry for the delay. It’s been a hectic month. :)

    Steve at Spire Electrical Services is an absolute gem. He does great work, is incredibly friendly, and we’ve been lucky to have him rewire our entire (ancient) home. He was able to thread wires into tricky places (from our basement up to our attic) without requiring massive amounts of messy lathe and plaster demo. He (and our plumber) are my two most favorite contractors that we’ve had at the house to date. He can be reached at: jenkins.stephen924@gmail.com


    Manuel is our drywall guy and he has done both our entire basement and is currently working on our kitchen. He just did a fantastic job replicating our old school arches in the dining room and making the transition from lathe/plaster to drywall look seamless. He is quite flexible on schedules. He can be reached at: tlcdrywall@yahoo.com

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