Today I got some closure. This morning about 11:45 I got a call from the window guy. Instead of saying he was on his way, he said it was really raining hard and he wanted to cancel.
I’m sorry, WHAT?
He made noises about installing screens in the rain and it would be better to reschedule.
WTF Dude? Are you made of sugar?
I was on the verge of freaking out, but there were strangers in the house and I didn’t want to scare them. I calmly asked if the weight/balance thing could be done from the inside.
He said it could.
I asked if it was difficult to install a screen door.
He said it wasn’t.
I said, “Great, then you can come and fix the window and if it’s too scary, you can just leave the screens in the garage.”
He was here at 12:10.
When I opened the door he said, “It was raining really hard downtown.”
WTF Dude, are we downtown? Nope. Get your ass out there and install 2 freaking screens. Then get in here and fix my kitchen window.
At 12:35 he was on his way.
Really? WTF Dude? It’s rain.
Tomorrow the inspector comes and then I am so done with Folkers, Anisha, and all the other wretched people who sell windows.
I mentioned there were strangers here.
At 8:15 the electrician showed up. The Hubs relayed everything on the list. And then went to work. The electrician got straight to it.
I mean really, is that so difficult? Why can’t the window people operate like this?
There was a long period of measuring, and then he did this:
That stupid light, the one that makes me so crazy, came down.
And then another dude showed up and wires got pulled through the attic. We had them pull Cat6 wire so we could wire the internet in different places and not rely on Wi-Fi. The Hubs also had them install a 20-amp circuit in his office.
Then this happened:
Instead of that ugly light, we’ll now have 3 over the non-existent peninsula.
Right now they look a little weird just hanging there over nothing.
But someday it will all make sense.
By 1:30 everyone was gone and I was able to clean up and wash the floor.
While they were working, I was knitting the sleeves of my sweater.
You know what I discovered? I’m gonna run out of yarn. And it’s discontinued. I think the universe does not want me to knit a sweater.
I did get my shawl finished and blocked:
It took me a sec to locate the extra hole, but I eventually did:
It’s not horrible, but I’m still sending it off into the world. It’s made from Rowan baby merino silk dk in the color of strawberry. It’s not as red as looks, it’s a little heathered. It’s 25″ deep and 67″ across.
If anyone wants to give this gem a home, let me know in the comments and I’ll contact you privately and get it to you.
In other news, we finished up the side garden and pump platform:
It’s exactly not what I had in mind. But it’s serviceable, stable, and looks better than it did when we started:
I’ll zhuzh it up over time and be happy enough. I don’t often see it, so it’s not like it’s gonna bug me. Once it all fills in, it’ll be pretty enough to not look abandoned:
That’s what it’s been all about, right? Taking this sad, neglected, unloved house and turning it around.
Two out of three is all I can give currently.
Here’s a little hosta update:
One is pretty much eaten up, one is putting up a good fight, and this one seems oblivious to the struggles!
I think I might actually get one beet this season!
And here is 3 trips worth of bricks:
This is more then enough to line the 4 gardens, the herb garden and the future front yard tree. If we want to pull the trigger on the moat, I’m gonna need 2 more trips of 75 bricks each.
I finally found a place that will take my baby blankets! I used to donate regularly in VA and RI to Project Linus (https://www.projectlinus.org/), but here it’s been a challenge finding a chapter. The Hubs was trying to convince me to become a coordinator, but since I am so socially deficient I don’t think I would have great success at it. I have been looking for a home for my blankets for a while and I have finally found one! It’s called Favor House and they seemed excited to get the blankets. I’ll be going out there Thursday to drop a few off for them.
Maybe I will have an outlet once this house is finally done.
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