Archive for August, 2009

Home Sweet Home: Hanging Curtains

Window coverings for the basement family room was one of the major projects I knew we needed to accomplish while Mom was visiting. The family room is right on the ground level of the main road past our house, so all night long we could see headlights going by and people could see into our […]

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Easing into the week…

Mom left on a jet plane this morning after a whirlwind three days of shopping, unpacking, organizing, building furniture, hanging curtains, eating, drinking, and only a small amount of arguing (mostly between NavyGuy and myself). I’m working on sorting the photos from all of our projects and putting together some posts on the progress we’ve […]

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San Francisco Trip Best Of…

Before my summer trip to San Francisco becomes a complete and utter haze, I present the best of the trip. I’ve chosen the Top 10 memories from my visit with Mom and Sister in the land of sunshine… Ten Best San Fran 2009 Memories 1. Sister’s New Apartment – it looks like a super modern, […]

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“Everything That’s Not Nailed Down”

Editor’s Note: I wrote this post last week (8/19) during the packing bonanza and somehow it never got put up on the blog. Even though it’s a wee bit outdated, it includes a thesis statement of sorts pertaining to our move, so I felt the post had to be shared. Enjoy. Our mantra this week. […]

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House Shopping List

As we’re starting to make headway on the chaos, a list is forming. A list of things we want need for the house… – flat screen television for the livingroom – coffee table for the family room – desk chair for my desk (which yes, Keby, came from Target – but of course!) – bookcases […]

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Ah, life

When there are park rangers and road flares before nine a.m., it’s going to be one of those days. NavyGuy’s car died as he was driving to work. The alternator pooped out and he was stranded on one of the curvy backroads between Anacortes and base, so I got a phone call around 7 (and […]

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Before Pictures

Since some people… (you know who you are… Mother) have expressed interest in seeing the new house in all its chaos and insanity, here’s a glimpse into the mess. My mom suggested I call these “before” photos, like on the decorating shows on HGTV where you see the hideous 1980s kitchen with gold drawer handles […]

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I {heart} Target

Because, well… I’d still be moving my possessions on my back Sherpa style if not for these babies.Can a person ever really have enough Rubbermaid containers? (For those of you playing at home, the correct answer is, “no.”) On sale this week for $4.

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First Post from the New House!!!

(happy dance) Yes people, it’s really happening. The movers are hauling in all of our worldly belongings, and I’m camped out at the kitchen counter directing traffic and typing my little fingers to the bone. (I’d feel guilty about sitting while they’re huffing and puffing, except, a) they’re getting paid, and b) I’m too happy […]

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Tuesday Tidbits

*Only in Washington, can you drive down the highway and see an orange construction sign warning of an “Ecology Crew Ahead.” I can’t decide if that’s really cool, or a really big waste of my state tax dollars. *Still packing. I swear, this is the last time I’m moving. Ever. No, wait. I’ll relocate in […]

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