posted by K | filed under Adoption, Kitchen, Mysteries | Leave a Comment

One of the many projects we tackled this week was the kitchen. As I mentioned in my last post, the paint on the ceiling, walls and trim was all peeling off in an unattractive – and potentially unsafe – fashion. So we had to scrape, sand, and repaint all of these surfaces. For the low [...]

posted by K | filed under Adoption, Kitchen, Nursery, Simplify | 4 Comments

We just got word that our paperwork for the home study is complete (even our fingerprint clearances, which we just got today!), and that means we can now be assigned a social worker. I was so antsy for this to happen – thinking it was taking for.ev.er – but now that it has, eek, that [...]

posted by K | filed under Kitchen | 23 Comments

A hundred million years or so ago, I bought some black and white hexagon tile for our kitchen countertops. At that time I perkily predicted we’d get started on the tiling in “a couple of weeks.” Oh, that silly, silly 2005 me. How hopeful and bright and full of speedy renovation the future seemed then! [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Kitchen | 4 Comments

I don’t have much to show off. As usual, our work on the house comes in infinitesimal bursts, spaced out by weeks of utter inactivity. The latest burst included a weekend of painting the bathroom door and window frames, priming the ceiling, and hanging the medicine cabinet. It felt so good to do something – [...]

posted by Kristin | filed under Kitchen, Misfortune | Leave a Comment

Yeah, so it’s been about a million weeks since Week One of the Eight-Week Home Cure. I actually did Week Two in succession, but I just didn’t have time to tell you about it, what with all my frenzied packing and then not-at-all-frenzied vacationing. Week Two required cleaning the kitchen. Not just our usual sweeping-and-wiping-down-of-surfaces [...]

posted by Kristin | filed under Kitchen, Misfortune | Leave a Comment

Yeah, so it’s been about a million weeks since Week One of the Eight-Week Home Cure. I actually did Week Two in succession, but I just didn’t have time to tell you about it, what with all my frenzied packing and then not-at-all-frenzied vacationing. Week Two required cleaning the kitchen. Not just our usual sweeping-and-wiping-down-of-surfaces [...]

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