August 28, 2006

Did you miss me?

Hallelujah!

The internet!!

It's finally hooked up in the new house!

What a concept!!

I have been internetless for a hundred jillion days now, and I thought I was going to go crazy. I kept thinking of all the good blogs out there I was missing out on being able to read, and my life became a series of "If I had the internet, I would totally write a blog about this or that" and I found myself having dreams about TYPING. Yes, TYPING. Click. clickity. click. I have missed that sound. I have missed Bleubird Vintage. I have missed the cute little noise my mail program makes when I get a new email. (bloop!) I have missed being able to google things like "how do I own rose bushes without killing them?" or "how do I play the piano?" or "Are pickles really made out of cucumbers?!" (You learn something new everyday.) Not long ago, I was struck by the realization that I had never heard of a "pickle plant" or a "pickle tree"... and so I began to research where these mysterious sour vegetables were coming from...
(true story.)

We were recently given an AMAZING old green wall piano by some random guy whose house we went to look at when we were house-hunting. We walked in to his house and we both were like, "Woah! Cool piano!" and he was all, "Do you want it?" and we were all, "Do ducks have feathers?!?" Here's a pic of it:



It's green and lovely and actually in TUNE. (for the most part). Chris plays it very well and I love how it fills our new house with pretty music. I'm learning how to play "Chopsticks" and "Mary had a Little Lamb".... So, I fill the house with quite different sounding music than Chris does. My music sounds like our piano is being poked to death by a tone-deaf six year old, and it makes Ezra whimper and roll on the floor. I can only get better from here, right?... Right guys?.... Where are you all going?.....

We've been working on the house a lot and it's been a crazy couple of weeks. I'm going to do some "before" and "after" shots, but I'm going to only do one room at a time because they aren't all painted and finished yet. Here's the office/guestroom (AKA Rebecca's room, or Cameron's Lair)

(hint hint).

BEFORE:







...and AFTER:






What do you think? That green couch is a sofa bed. That's why it's our guestroom. So we can have GUESTS.

I love this room. I love this house. Come stay with us! Come stay with us!! If you hurry, you'll be able to enjoy that yummy "new carpet" smell!

("New carpet smell" is a Limited Time Offer Only.)

4 comments:

Cheatwoods said...

congradulations you lucky girl! I love it! I did like the green color!! Am I crazy!!

oakie joel said...

welcome back to cyber space. it wasn't the same without your random blogs... i do want to hear about the random things!!!

R. Loesch said...

Yeah - my room! Looks pretty nice. I'll be right over.

Starshine said...

I. LOVE. THAT. PIANO.