Category: Weekend in Pictures

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…

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…

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…

Week in Pictures

Whew! Holy hell is everything on overdrive now or what??? This past week marked some significant milestones in our preparation for the next chapter – the home inspection here (including the radon test which, if you’ve never had it, means you gotta keep all your windows and doors closed for 48 hours – super fun for summertime in trying to…

Week in Pictures

First harvest from one of our blueberry bushes – woo hoo! They are doing just fine in the buckets we transplanted them into last fall thank goodness and boy are they delish!!! Found these coasters at City Home, a store in Southeast that I was originally checking out for the new furniture line of Joanna Gaines (Fixer Upper? Beloved. Furniture…

Sentimental, Part Two

I told you all the other day about how sentimental I am getting about leaving my home and my garden, but I didn’t tell you about how sentimental I am getting about leaving my community, a place that, while I grew up in this town, returning in 2006 for “Portland 2.0” was a completely different chapter that is so very…

Week in Pictures

How I love a great set of Before and After shots! On the left you have my husband when he was not yet my husband, here visiting me from Australia in the summer of 2013. The two purplish plants to his right are a purple smokebush and an elderberry. The greenery in front were some black calla lilies and they…

Getting Sentimental…

Saturday is upon us and several more showings are on the schedule. I need to leave the house spotless, immaculate, unlived in yet welcoming, inviting to a buyer who will hopefully see themselves in this garden we are leaving for them in this kitchen they will inherit, in this home I have made over the past 12 years. And whenever…

Week in Pictures

It’s been absolute madness since the offer was approved! Inspections, questions for the seller, financial transactions, and of course here at home, 9 showings of the house just in the last 3 days! Looking at this picture taken of what I’m now calling “the immediate back yard”, meaning, the non-pasture area right out the back door, there’s a 17’x30′ slab…