The famous dining room project
My test colors, Billiard Green, Dark Mustard and Empire Gold:
The winning color, Dark Mustard:
I like the way it turned out, though the right wall really needs some art. I'll get to that later.
The master bathroom tile-bashing fiesta
Henry likes to help. Don't worry, once we got started in earnest, we shut the cats out of the bathroom, so they wouldn't slice up their little paws like I did my feet and hands.
So far, so good:
When Darwin was edging the front sidewalk, he found that the bricks along one side extend further, and he uncovered bricks on the other side, too. Nice!
And now that I've pictured you to death, I have some news. Last night when I went to pick up said photo CD, I got sucked in by the shiny camera display cabinet. My sister, a newspaper photographer, had recommended the digital Canon Rebel, since it's quite a bit cheaper than the Nikon version. I was all ready to buy it until I asked the fatal question, "Why is the Canon cheaper?"
Then the salesperson (a very nice lady) showed me the differences between the heavier, sturdier Nikon with the awesome lens and the Canon. And, being a sucker and an impulse-buyer, I bought the Nikon D70.
I wouldn't have bought it, except they had a 0% for 12 months thing, and I LOVE 0% for 12 months, which is a great deal if you actually pay it off in 12 months (we always do).
I feel a little (ok, a lot) guilty for spending so much money, but it is a terrific camera. And my sister has the same one, so she can teach me all its nuances. And it's the same one the magazine I work for owns, so I'm already familiar with it, and I can borrow the flash and telephoto lens if I need them.
Expect to see photos on my blog again often. And, now that I have a higher-megapixel camera, I hope to take some photos and frame them for my walls. No more empty, artless expanses of Dark Mustard.