Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hard Wood Floors

This week's project was to replace the carpet in the family room with hard wood floors. The contractor did a great job and I love the Santos Mahogany that we chose. The hardest part by far, was moving the 25 year-old braided ficus in and out of the room. We determined today that it weighs more than a refrigerator, and I'm beginning to think it weighs more than my piano. Needless to say, when we finally sell this house, it's going with it. Other than the ficus drama, it went well and I must say that I LOVE the end result! Of course, then it made the walls and base boards look shabby so we had to have those painted. And now my burgundy leather sofa and loveseat look really shabby and are in need of a major refurbishment. One thing leads to another, even when you're barely dipping your toe in the pond of "remodeling". Yikes!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Commute Pictures Part II

More commute pictures. Of course, it doesn't look like this the closer I get to Oakland. This is about a mile from my house. Still, it makes me go "ahhhhhhhh". :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My favorite part of my daily commute

I cut through a new development near home where they've apparently liberally scattered wildflower seed around. I'm loving the wild lupins, California poppies, and abundant flowering clover. Puts me in the right frame of mind for the workday.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


My Idol-watching buddy Ashely Caleidoscope . . .