1) Busy tearing the basement apart in hopes we can get it finished soon (within the year = soon.)
2) Annoyed. The sewer backed up a few days ago… I wanted to blame it on the city and make it their problem, but Ev insists it’s OUR problem. Gross. We can still shower and flush if we wait a few hours in between–but it still sucks.
So if one were to really think about it, the basement is an all-around disgusting mess–therefore, let’s not.
Above ground level, I’ve been slowly working on a gallery wall near the entryway. For the time being, I’m filling the frames with prints torn from the pages of an illustrated book about birds (and a bucket and a mop are in a closet just a few feet away, what a coincidence…)
Old illustrated books about birds are all over the place at our local bookstore and I just can’t help myself–they’re subtle and have an abundance green foliage so they work well with the rest of the colors in the house. I also have a few nods to Minnesota mixed in–an old MN license plate I found in a ditch near Lander, WY, (while doing archaeological survey–I don’t just hang out in ditches for fun) and vintage postcards from the Great Lakes area of Northern Minnesota. (Eventually I think I’ll try to put more unique/meaningful stuff in all the frames. Birds who I don’t know are great and all, but…you know?)
There are a few gaps to fill in as evidenced by the “place holders”, but here’s the progress… (please forgive the bright, blinding light, and just think of it as part of the magic–or something.)
Hope you had a great weekend! We found our way up to the mountains…