Saturday, January 31, 2009

When The Dust Settles - Day 9

What can I say. It's going to be really nice stepping under this in the mornings.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

When the Dust Settles - Day 3

We're on the positive side of renovation. Flickr set is up. Lot's of demolition going on. Down to the the bones. And the bones are looking really good. The electrical wiring looks like it will need some upgrading. Which is ok, I figured it was going to be that way.

It started raining when they started on Thursday. But I guess they're used to it. So, all is going well as of day 3. Much more to come.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

When The Dust Settles - Day <-4>

When the container arrives this week to sit curbside in front of the house, the debri formerly known as Joe's apartment will soon occupy it. The first phase of renovation will commence on Thursday 01/22/09 with demolition. The project of transforming an upstairs apartment into a master suite will officially begin. Walls will tumble and light will pour in.

I visited a couple of tile showrooms this weekend to see and touch the vision in my head. Oooooo...I love the tile. At United Tile and Stone on San Fernando
there's classic pinwheel, black tumbled marble mosaic, subway and shelf-rail tile. Going deaper into the warehouse showroom I entered a colorful, yet dimly lit hallway leading to a couple of bathrooms. These were virtually big square rooms with basic toilet and sink fixtures, warehouse-high ceilings and large industrial windows. Nothing fancy by any means, but spacious with a cool stripped down feel.I guess it may seem odd that I found these two old bathrooms in any way interesting, but I did. Maybe it's the light, maybe it's the space, maybe it's the imperfections. Sparkly showrooms are alright, but I rather like things a little more lived in.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Illumination Installation

My handyman (aka my husband) installed lights along the hand rail leading up the front steps to the house today. Doesn't take a whole lot to make me happy. And my sweetie pie doing stuff like this around the house makes me very happy. The sun is beginning to set and I can see them from my desk next to the window in the library, illuminating.

Saturday, January 03, 2009


My life is like... this wandering map of roads leading to places I've never been before. I have a way though, of seeing where I want to be and finding the road that will get me there, which is not always a straight and paved road. Nor do I have a clear sight-line to the road's end. It is mostly made up of bends, and I don't know what's around those bends, but they keep drawing me in.

And if I stray, which has happened plenty, I will eventually find my way back to the road that leads me to where I want to be.
I have a decent sense of direction.

Yesterday, I realized that I will turn 50 this year. What, you say!?! Yup, I say.

Now, it's just a number, not a milestone, not a significance. No hoopla required, believe me. It was just a realization that I now find occupying my thoughts for some reason. Not sure why. I'd reason that it definitely has something to with the number itself. I do admit it is a big ol' round one.