Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Machine

The Machine, originally uploaded by Jrome.

We made pasta tonight for dinner with our neighbors. The kitchen was a hoppin' with four burners going (that's all of them) and it all turned out nicely.

This picture shows the color our counters are turning. I love that they get stained and show signs of age. Gracefully we go into our second year with them. The goal with the color was to look natural without looking new. They look like 2" thick pieces of tanned leather, the kind they make the best club chairs out of for fat men who smoke cigars and rule the stock market. Or something less pretentious.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

bookshelves as stairs

This is probably old news, but I can't get over how cool these stairs are...I mean the shelves. Er, I mean the stairs. Er... Anyway, the whole story here

shelf stairs.jpg

These aren't the stairs in my house, Mr. Inspector! (And this isn't my picture's from here.

Saturday, March 08, 2008


IMG_5078.JPG, originally uploaded by Jrome.

We still need to caulk around the edges, but for the most part, the backsplash is done. (no project is ever really done around here.)


Kizhe, originally uploaded by Jrome.

We had to say good bye to our house cat this morning. She was a great cat. She loved her home and all the improvements we made to it. Best of all, she blended in, the natural colors and wood trim throughout the house I guess.

She was born on March 9, 1993. One of the very best I've ever known (and I've known many!)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


IMG_4933.JPG, originally uploaded by Jrome.

Break from DIY. Sledding through sculpture garden.

Saturday, March 01, 2008


Jaspy, originally uploaded by Jrome.

We've taken a break from working on the house for now. Funtimes.