Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Little Front Room




I have finally taken some pictures of my living room because it is as done as it will be for awhile (minus the unfinished painting on the wall). It looks a little plain in these pictures but it doesn't feel that way to me at all. I really love the way the room is turning out. I am trying to maintain a combination of the old and new. I love my "curtain rods" that are wire, and I love the wall heater behind the chair. I love the old moldings, doors, and windows and the clocks and pictures on the wall.

This one is a view from the front door.

This one is a view from the hallway.

And this is a view from the small window opposite the front and hallway doors.

Now, as soon as it is cold enough to get out the new comforter, I will post pictures of my finished bedroom as well. Getting the laundry closet in the kitchen fixed up, and the water line to the house replaced are hopefully the two big projects for this fall -- that fortunately, require nothing more than my being home and paying for them! I am keeping myself busy this fall with school, work, church, and training for another marathon, so time for house projects is nonexistent!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Magic Box


Okay, so it's been awhile. And I would like to say that I have just been so busy that I haven't had time to post anything new here, when in reality, it should be said that I am just a poor manager of my time and a poor prioritizer. But I am back and hoping to be slightly (lets not be too hasty here) more faithful.

I have a fabulous magic box at my house. It really is incredible! I think it can only be the work of a genius creating this magic box. My magic box... are you ready for this... can take plain, normal, everyday air... and turn it into... water! I am serious. All I do is plug this magic box called a dehumidifier into an electrical outlet, it sucks in air and presto-chango turns it into water.
Now I knew that the humidity was high here in Nashville, but what does that really mean? How much water is really floating around in the air? Well, I can tell you that in my little, tiny house, it takes anywhere from 11 to 20 hours for my dehumidifier to collect 50 pints of water. That is 100 cups of water! From the air! And half the time you wouldn't even think that it was that humid! (Which makes me think that maybe I have climatized all too well!)

(And yes, I am aware that I made up a few new words in this blog, but I like them and shall therefore leave them!)