“There’s a blackout down the street Leaves you tangled in the twilight And there’s a white light after me” – Holy Ghost Tent Revival.
Remember that scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Clark can’t get the Christmas lights to work? The reason was a light switch in the garage. Yeah….
“I can’t see you like I did before I knew there was something more” – Sweet Claudette
Part of renovating this house is updating and restoring original hardware that at first seems kinda mundane. Diffusers or what I had referred to them as – vent covers. There are 10 in the house. They were in pretty bad shape. When we decided to paint all the woodwork we knew the diffusers needed a make over. Over the last few days John has been restoring these diffusers.
“Getting good at waiting for the clouds to pass” – The Honeycutters
We’re still painting.
” It could be worse. It could always be worse.” – Now You See Them
Our home was built in 1963. For a small home, there is a lot of woodwork. Window frames, door frames, a lot of wood. Unfortunately, whoever put in all these wood frames didn’t countersink all the finishing nails. You know, those little nails that are used to keep the wood on the walls.
“You got the right state of mind” – Holy Ghost Tent Revival
“The moral of the story is: I chose a half measure, when I should have gone all the way. I’ll never make that mistake again. No more half measures Walter.” – Mike Ehrmantraut, Breaking Bad. Continue reading
“Starting over in a brand new place” – Now You See Them
So yesterday we closed on our little mid century brick ranch!