Friday, November 10, 2006

Well, we're working on the bedroom at the moment. I think we're both surprised at the amount of prep that goes into wallpapering. Tomorrow we are finally ready to put it up. Yay! Here's a shot of after peeling that ugly brown stripey wallpaper off (yes, that is fake wood panelling wallpaper underneath...shudder), and then a shot of how it looks now, after primer (just so you can appreciate the work we have done!)

Jai has started to put the finish on the floor in the library, and it's looking great! Today we went over to the lot next door and salvaged some stuff we found lying around outside. There's a huge pile of wood in behind one of the buildings, although I have no idea how long it has been sitting, piled up outside. Some of it is very rotten. But we took the electric chainsaw over and got a bunch of 2"x6"x9' long boards, all full dimensions. We also found an old hand-made ladder that we thought would look cool in the bathroom as a towel holder and a couple of old shaker-style benches that need a little bit of repair, but might end up being perfect in the dining room. Oh, and a birdhouse that reminds us a little of our house:

Some time in the next couple of days we will call the caretaker and get into the buildings, as it looks like there are all sorts of things that we could salvage out of them. From the window of the one that must have been a warehouse, you can see partition walls made up of boards that have to be at least 13" wide. Hello, library shelves.
We got some very nice mail today, a letter from Grandma and Grandpa and a birthday card from Opa. That was a great way to start the day, hooray for Canada Post. Yesterday we got a care package from Mom and Errol, who thoughtfully sent heating pads our way. The last two days have been very warm - hopefully we won't need them anytime soon.
Tomorrow morning, we will be attending the veteran's parade from the legion to the cenotaph. We have no idea what to expect, other than that I think it will probably be a very short parade. Just the way I like'em. I think there are a lot of veterans on the East Coast, so hopefully there will be a big turnout, and the weather will co-operate.

I thought I would throw in a few pictures of the dining room, too, now that we have had a little time to decorate and live in it:


Anonymous said...

hi - wow, have you guys ever been busy! I love the dining room colour and can hardly wait to see the bedroom when it's done .. already the primer makes it look much better and bigger! Does Nova Scotia get Junkos? Ours are back as are the Flickers ... yeay! Take care XOXO Mom/Joc

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Hey! It's true the bedroom looks MUCH bigger, now that it's all white, and much brighter now that those ugly orange curtains are down. Hopefully we'll be able to get the wallpapering done after the parade today.
I actually haven't seen any new kinds of birds yet, hopefully we will soon. No one has discovered our suet yet, so we'll see. Talk to you soon! Love Lauren

The Mama said...

I can't belive all the progress you guys are making! Everything looks awesome from the pictures.

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Hey, thanks guys! Good to hear from you. We have to work so hard because we are trying to keep up with Rowyn in the progress department. Looks like she's winning, though - she's growing so fast! We're looking forward to the day when we can employ her as junior wallpaperer!