Longest Winter Ever

I saw a meme on Facebook recently that said, “People think it’s April. It’s actually the 105th of January.” I agree. This probably isn’t the longest winter ever. I remember when I was in grade school, we had a picnic on the last day of school. That was always a highlight, especially for us girls,…
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Renovation Complete

Our home renovation is complete. It took a little longer than anticipated, but it was worth it. The wall between the living room and kitchen came down, and all the windows have been replaced. I can actually see outside! The old picture window in the front was fogged up, so I put up sheer curtains…
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Renovation Revelation

One of the best things to come out of our renovation (still pending) is how HighGuy and I were on the same wavelength. When it came time to pick out colors and flooring, we were united in what we wanted. There wasn’t any “I can’t stand contemporary” or “I love mid-century modern.” That’s what comes…
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It Begins

Our condo is a shambles. Well, OK, we made it a shambles. In anticipation of our renovation, HighGuy has started the demo — that’s demolition for you folks who don’t live, eat, breathe HGTV like HighGuy. I swear he watches it 24/7. I think now that’s where the idea for renovation came from. He retired,…
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Renovation Mania

I can’t wait. And yet I’m dreading it. We’re going to be renovating our condo, and we just picked out the last bits of the hardware and colors. Now I’m waking up early and rethinking everything. Did that color really go with the back-splash, or was the designer just being nice? Is that color from…
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