Shameful

This post was found in my draft box, 7 months old…shameful…and completely outdated…

All I can say is that my blogging consistency has been absolutely shameful this last two months. I looked at the date of my last post, 7/27/11, and it made me sad. Summer’s are always fun and crazy times, but I have been totally slacking on my DIY projects and blogging. It has been compounded by the fact that my sister got engaged in July. Being the MOH ( for those wondering if that was a typo, MOH=Matron/Maid of Honor) has resulted in lots of party/wedding planning. Her wedding is fast approaching, October 29th, which means lots of out of town guests and motivation to pick up where we left off and get our place together. This also means more posts, or at least a feeble attemp at more posts :)

Andy sent me an email this morning it said,”What do you want to do tonight? I want to do something besides just sitting around and watching TV or movies… It’s sad but my ideas of fun are working on projects, or remodeling our office…  anything else come to mind?”

I love it when he reads my mind…sometimes it is so easy to spend our evenings zoning out at the TV but it always results in me going to bed feeling dissapointed that we didnt accomplish something. So here was my response:

“150% in agreement. Let’s work on something…so many projects to finish. I would like to do all of these things…. In order of interest/concern.

  1. Assemble my second nightstand – need your help to put it together fast enough to clamp before glue dries. – 10 minutes maybe.
    1. Take measurements of inside space so I can work on drawers tomorrow night.
    2. Find plans for drawers – dovetail? Butt joint?
    3. Start working on office –
      1. thinking of switching bridge artwork to bedroom ( above bed)…
      2. Re think office layout
      3. Throw crap away
      4. Organize printer cart with office supplies
      5. Move one desk to guest room
      6. Decide on Desk Layout – Rocky make top in woodshop?
      7. Measure out pergola dimensions
        1. Draw plan – cad
        2. Make shopping list
        3. Make step by step directions so we can slowly chip away after work.
        4. Downstairs bathroom
          1. Remove drywall for medicine cabinet
          2. Make shopping list
          3. Caulk and seal handle and faucet
          4. Call dad to arrange new time to fix plumbing.
          5. Front gate         �
            1. Finish design – how are we going to lock gate?
            2. What kind of wood are we going to use?
            3. Make shopping list
            4. Make time to go down and work on it at dad’s / couple this with visiting Donny?
            5. Upstairs bathroom
              1. Remove caulk between tub and wall tile– bleach moldy corner before it gets out of control.
              2. Replace caulking
              3. Linen Closet
                1. Brainstorm functionality of linen closet – currently it is a cavernous mess of crap
                2. How many drawers – how can it help alleviate bathroom storage issue?

 

Fast forward 7 months…

…Wow how time flies:

What can I say, sometimes life gets in the way… especially for an extra curricular activity such as blogging. A wedding happened, out of town guests happened, a baby is now on her way (due August 10), a trip to Egypt and Spain happened and lots of projects were started and finished.

My little sisters wedding In late October was beautiful. You have to love California in the fall. Here is a little peak into that day:

The bride and Groom

My sister and I

Sorry for the small size photos, some of these are thumbnails from the photo viewing page. Wasn’t she a beautiful bride?!

In other news, Andy and I found out in early December that we were going to have a baby. I am officially 25 weeks and feeling good. It has slowed down my DIY production, but Andy has been gladly picking up the slack.

With a baby in mind we have been rethinking our entire house layout. It is amazing how adding a 7-10 lbs baby in your home can have such a dramatic effect on the way you think about the use the space. So we made a few major design decisions and had a few bedroom switcheroo’s. Here is the new layout:

Upstairs

Even though my blogging has been non-existent, we have been whittling down the To-Do list that I was about to post in September.

To Do List Update 4/28:

  1. Assemble my second nightstand – need your help to put it together fast enough to clamp before glue dries. – 10 minutes maybe.
    1. Take measurements of inside space so I can work on drawers tomorrow night.
    2. Find plans for drawers – dovetail? Butt joint?
    3. Start working on office –
      1. thinking of switching bridge artwork to bedroom ( above bed)…
      2. Re think office layout
      3. Throw crap away
      4. Organize printer cart with office supplies
      5. Move one desk to guest room
      6. Decide on Desk Layout – Rocky make top in woodshop?
      7. Measure out pergola dimensions
        1. Draw plan – cad
        2. Make shopping list
        3. Make step by step directions so we can slowly chip away after work.
        4. Downstairs bathroom
          1. Remove drywall for medicine cabinet
          2. Make shopping list
          3. Caulk and seal handle and faucet
          4. Call dad to arrange new time to fix plumbing.
          5. Front gate         �
            1. Finish design – how are we going to lock gate?
            2. 

            3. What kind of wood are we going to use?
            4. Make shopping list
            5. Make time to go down and work on it at dad’s / couple this with visiting Donny?
            6. Upstairs bathroom
              1. Remove caulk between tub and wall tile– bleach moldy corner before it gets out of control.
              2. 

              3. Replace caulking
              4. Linen Closet
                1. Brainstorm functionality of linen closet – currently it is a cavernous mess of crap
                2. How many drawers – how can it help alleviate bathroom storage issue?

 It is pretty amazing to see that we have completed almost that entire To-Do list…the linen closet is definitely still a cavernous mess of crap, but I have taken one pass at purging it. The front gate is welded up and only needs some fine detailing to finish the steel portion of it. So all is on its way, hopefully before the baby’s arrival in August.

If I were to tell you what is in store for this weekend it would look a little something like this:

  • Work on Sub Floor for upstairs deck off master bedroom (new deck to come before Baby B arrives)
  • Brainstorm furniture ideas/create mood board for deck layout
  • Fix guest bedroom window after leaking window episode, hang curtains
  • Finish cutting board projects before belly gets in the way
  • Mood board for office
  • Pick Baby B’s room paint color
  • Work on blog layout 
  • Free decorating class at CB2 in West Hollywood

Hopefully this will get me back in the swing of things. For my one faithful reader out there…I’m back and I will try to be more consistent for your reading/viewing pleasure

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One Response to Shameful

  1. Terbear says:

    Love to read your posts Rockstar and glad you’re back! Uv ya! ;)

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