Monday, October 01, 2012

October

Sitting here reading my favorite blogs, yes, I click down that list over on the right side periodically. Those are the people that I like to read, and I do revise it at times. Unfortunately it is usually revised downwards instead of with additions. I try to be sure my links point to people that post periodically, as I do like to go over and read their stuff, but when someone doesn’t post for six months then I usually comment out the link. When I edit the list and comment out a new one I usually grab the commented out ones and try them again, with hopes of some returning.

I’m sitting here listening to Neil Gaiman read Neverwhere on my iPhone. Still using my old model 2, waiting on the 5 that I ordered. B’s came in already, and I’m jealous. (I want a white one, Apple is not shipping white ones yet) But the audio books will not play any faster on the new ones.

October – one of the best months for weather. The mornings are cool and the afternoons warm, still very sunny (as always) without the top heat of summer. (22c morning, 38c afternoon today). We are preparing for some out of country visitors coming for a stay of several weeks at the end of the month; haven’t seen the group in quite a while, and while we will be going from a quiet house to a full noisy one we are looking forward to the visit.

We are also finally getting around to remaking our kitchen. Our house was built in the late 60’s and the kitchen has not been changed. Most of the appliances are ready to be replaced and we will be taking out a wall to open it up to the family room, in addition to new cabinets, countertops, floor and lighting. Also replacing the window with a much bigger one to make it a lot brighter (as if we need that in Vegas). Plans were to start in September, but with the crowd coming we will be delayed until mid November. Starting to fill up the garage with parts, picked up a sample cabinet a few weeks ago, and will be ordering the rest, so everything should be on hand when we are ready to start. I’ll have to remember the before and after photos.

9 comments:

Blond Duck said...

I'm glad I'm still on the list!

SOL's view said...

You will! Before, during and after photos. :)

October is mid spring here. Sometimes it skips spring and goes straight to summer but this year the transition is a little slower.

I love visitors. Provided they belong to me, not randoms the kids or MOTH have invited! :) I get along with my current ones most of the time. 99% of the time. I seem to deal with the noise and the chaos a lot better than MOTH. Possibly because I have not yet reached 'curmudgeon'.

Bill said...

After pics are always the easiest!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy renovating Joe, it can be a nerve wracking business but so wor th it yeh!

Marianne said...

Love, love, LOVE before & after photos. Can't wait & good luck!

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TangledLou said...

Wow! Thanks for including me on your list thingy over there.
I look at before and after pictures like porn. I don't know why the fascination with other people's houses, but alas.

Pamela said...

I hope you post before and after photos of the remodel

If we remodeled it would be a barn burner -- and I need to win the lotto (or big in Vegas) to do that

Rob said...

Neverwhere started life as a BBC TV series, which was amazing. I've got it on DVD and it seems to be available for Region 1.