Sunday, August 31, 2008

striated shadow

Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

first sign of autumn

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

new chairs

The Kai Kristianson chairs that we bought were delivered today.  Our first new furniture purchase!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

home from work

Monday, August 25, 2008

postcrossing stamps

I received my first few postcards from Postcrossing - one from Brazil and one from an Italian living in Germany, but vacationing in Malta.  

Sunday, August 24, 2008

"i need a friend"

Saturday, August 23, 2008

mount vernon antiques mall

Surprisingly, we found two new chairs for the house here.  There's a small shop amid this chaos that sells vintage mid-century modern furniture.  The rest of the place looks and smells like my grandmother's basement.  Stay tuned...

Friday, August 22, 2008

ice for a clusterhead

Several years ago I was diagnosed with cluster headaches after years of suffering.  The latest cluster cycle has begun and I've been ramming ice into my eye, even though it doesn't help.  Today I was hit repeatedly by one attack after another.  If I make it through four or so weeks of agony, I should be home free until the cluster starts again next year.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

model of the new house

We're having a hard time selecting paint colors and laying out furniture in the new house, so I started building this SketchUp model of the lower level.  It didn't help us decide on anything.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


We're connected!  Notice the jumble of cables required for our wireless service.  Also notice the ridiculous number of jacks on that wall - two triples and that black one has space for 12 more phone/data lines. We're convinced that the previous owners were running an internet p*rn business from their bedroom.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

glorious new computer

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Saturday, August 16, 2008

"and now I will relax on these comfy handsewn pillows..."

"and tomorrow I will pee on the couch."

Friday, August 15, 2008

the tomato thief strikes again!

This evidence points to the thief being a critter of some sort. Squirrel? Raccoon? RAT?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"coffee table"

Well, at least we can watch t.v. now, even if our furniture consists of piles of boxes.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

lucie in the backyard

Monday, August 11, 2008

attack of the killer tomatoes

Someone has been stripping our tomato plant clean of all the fruit. Everyday the newly ripe tomatoes disappear.  This thief must be stopped!  I sacrificed this guy (he had a rotten spot in the back) and when I got home and checked on Mr. Tomato Head?  He had been eaten!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

"fun" on the kiddie playset

We inherited this playground when we bought the house.  I decided that today was the day to try it out myself.  Not only did I almost get stuck, but I nearly killed myself going down the slide.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

falls church farmers market

Friday, August 8, 2008

"the special hat"

One of the fun parts about moving in with someone is finding out what kind of stuff they have.  And look at this HAT I discovered in one of Larry's boxes!  Do you know what kind of a hat this is?  You wear it under a hard hat to keep your head/ears warm in winter.  Of course as soon as I found it, I had to put it on.  Oh this will provide HOURS of entertainment!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

fruity snack

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

dogwood tavern

We're happy to have this bar in our new neighborhood.

Monday, August 4, 2008


This is my first batch of postcrossing postcards.  If you haven't checked out this website yet, you totally should - so much fun to get postcards from around the world.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

bringing home the mower

We made our second major house purchase tonight (after the grill) - a lawnmower.  You will see that the mower got shotgun and I was relegated to the back seat.