So, Felix’s language brain area must have just expanded exponentially, because all of a sudden he is talking in full sentences and is now an official contributor to this popular blog category.
Felix sees a QR code and asks: “Is this minecraft?”
Felix sees a little duckling: “Aww, so cute!” Then he sees two ducklings: “Aww, two so cutes.”
Milo comes in from school: “Mom, you have to come out and see this. Felix is leaking chicken nuggets out of his mouth.” What I did see when I looked, was a Felix covered in his vomit.
This year was supposed to be the year of all years, when I was finally gonna be able to rip out the discolored old carpet in our living room and install wood floors. But then the furnace started acting up and that’s where the money went. So, next year it’s gonna be.
Alright, the perspective is not the same, but this area is still mid makeover (since April) and I’ll show more details soon. So far I got to re-paint the walls, molding, install a board with coat hooks, and shuffle some storage solutions around. And these things are gonna get done before the end of this year:
- Finish wall of board and batten on the left. Like this.
- Install new pendant light fixture
It’s been over 3 years that we lived in our beloved home. Much has changed, much will still change, and we are happy to be in this cozy place that has become truly ours. It is still constantly transforming and adapting to our ever changing needs. At this point we are planning to stay in this house roughly until Milo is done with elementary school, so another 5-6 years. The neighborhood and the community is just too great to leave and the elementary school is right across the street. Eventually however, we would like to move into a single family house with a garage and our own yard. With that in mind we are trying to make mostly cosmetic changes that take the house from old country to fresh contemporary on a low budget, so that it will sell easily and hopefully for a profit.
Some of the updates we are making throughout the house are:
- Paint all trim bright white instead of cream color
- Change all brass light fixtures to white, black, or silver
- Swap out all brassy wobbly door hardware to brushed nickel
- Remove nasty old carpet from main level and basement and replace with wood floors and new darker carpet
- Repaint rooms to a more gray based coordinated palette instead of tan and red.
Other than that it’s really just some major decorating. Look at this evolution of a home.