Saturday, March 10, 2007

The First Snowman

Hello! We've been busy working away on the kitchen. We've made some progress, but we're still a long way from being finished! We framed in around the chimney and the furnace pipes, and we've put up the new ceiling. Both of those things look great so far!

The ceiling is all tongue and groove, so it was fairly easy to put together, but it is the cheap grade so it is full of knots. Today I spent a couple of hours on a ladder filling in all the knot holes. It also means we need to use an oil primer to seal the knots so they don't bleed through. I think it will look amazing when it's painted, though. We have a bit of a funny spot right beside the chimney, but we found a surrogate beam that matches the other two, and we're all set to finish that up, too.

We've got two coats of mud on the new wall, so it's almost done now, too. We've been a little bit delayed because yesterday we had to do a major outing. We went out to the dump for the first time with all our kitchen refuse. It's pretty surprising what some people throw away, we were saying as we left that you could probably come home with some pretty awesome things if you worked there. Then we went to Greenwood to buy special expensive paint and do a big grocery shopping. We've got paint picked out for the entire kitchen now. It's going to be quite colourful!
Then today it was so beautiful outside. We walked over to the Home Depot to finally pick up the dishwasher we bought before Christmas, and we trolleyed it all the way home. It was so nice out, we decided it was the perfect time to make our first snowman.

We're starting to get a couple of nicer days now. Apparently it's very unusual to still be so cold at this time of year, but we don't know any different, so we don't mind. The air today was so cool and refreshing, it was like taking giant gulps of sweet, cool water. Tomorrow it's supposed to be warm but also rainy - something more like what we're used to! Oh well, it will be a good day to get things done.


Anonymous said...

hi there! Great corners in the kitchen! Love the snowman - did he survive the sun today? We are in the midst of another wind and rain storm from the West - means we can barely see out the front window. Giants hugs from us to you - we've sent a package so you should see it by Friday - I remembered your magazine, Lauren! Now if I could just find my memory stick! XOXO Mom/Joc

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Hello! Yay! A new package - can't wait! Our poor snow man didn't even last 12 hours before he was a carrot and a pile of snow. We made him just in time! Talk to you soon Love Lauren

Connor F said...

Looking forward to the completed kitchen ceiling! It's all about the halogen spotlights...:) I can't imagine there ever being a greater light bulb in the world!

I'm on now! Maybe you are/will be, too!

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

hey Connor! Keep posted over the next few days. The kitchen reno steamroller ..uh.. rolls forth...! I'm (Jai) on facebook. see you there!