Week in Pictures

Let the DIY continue! This week I’ve been working on building a new kitchen island for us – out of scrap wood, of course – and so I’ve sourced the wood from our barn – the side (top) pieces being a length of one section of the small pasture’s fence that we’d taken down since it will no longer be…


I know this is a horse property we bought but this scary golden-eyed horse “window” outside on the patio is going to have to find a new home… I’m back for some calling out of stuff that I think needs calling out, woo hoo! Fuck civility. “Are we really to believe that the same people who voted for a man…

Before and After: Guest Bedroom

BEFORE: The guest bedroom was actually the least obnoxious room in the house. Originally I had referred to it as either “the white room” (you know how the seller was obsessed with shades of ecru and cream everywhere else) or “the normal room” (because the other two upstairs bedrooms have slanted ceilings and skylights). That being said, lacy chiffon curtains…

Week in Pictures

Now this is love. My husband suiting up to go into the sub-standard crawlspace to remove the flooring insulation by hand because the fucking contractors all want $3,000 (yep, three grand) to do it. Considering they said it can be done in 3 hours by them, a thousand bucks an hour is, pure and simple, horse shit. So husband is…

Early Comparisons…

Well, this beats the hell out of the view of the three-story tall-skinny that was jammed up against our side fence outside our kitchen window several years back. Morning fog? A front yard the size of our entire city lot, that this time next year will be a sweet little orchard? The sounds of birds instead of sirens? Yes please!…

Before and After, Part 1

When I arrived solo to open the house up, I noticed things that I had not paid as much attention to before. For one, all of the walls were either cream or ecru (the latter being more like “baby poop brown” as Dan calls it or “latte” as I politely refer to it) – even the trim! For a 1947…

2 Weeks in Pictures!

Almost 2 weeks since I last blogged, oh my stars! Well here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to during this time of massive transition… Goodbye to our home in Woodlawn! The sunflowers, eight or nine feet up, finally bloomed on our last day (Ciao bellas!). And we took one last walk on the last evening in our neighborhood…

Week in Pictures

Visiting more local haunts in our Goodbye PDX Tour of sorts…awesome Cuban food at Pambiche…scored some great vinyl (Elvis, Pretenders, Beatles, etc.) at Vinyl Resting Place in St Johns, had our last Reuben at the Oregon Public House where Dan volunteered while waiting for his work authorization to come in, and noticing some more great street art, this time along…

The Grip

I’ve been in and out of favor with lady luck I gotta tell you I’ve seen things I never wanted to see I’ve got to get back on my feet I feel like I’ve been sleeping Sweet, sweet time Has been a real good friend of mine Waiting for that change of season Oh the winter’s been so long Searching…

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