Monday, March 26, 2007

Spring is in the air...somewhere...

Hello! As you can see, spring is coming. We've been having beautiful sunny days. It's still cold, but it doesn't feel so bad when the sun is shining!
I've got some updated kitchen shots for you. The other day we found some tin signs that matched the colours in our kitchen perfectly, and they really added a lot to the room.

Yesterday we went to an auction and bought a bunch of really cool stuff to go in the house - check it out:

The largest, colourful game there we are going to turn into a clock for the kitchen. And now that curling is ending, we can take up croquet with our awesome antique croquet set with solid wood balls. You should have seen all the stuff we DIDN'T get!

Today we tiled the countertop in the kitchen. It wasn't as hard as we we thought it was going to be. It wasn't exactly easy, but I had totally psyched myself out that it was going to be a huge hassle and in the end it really wasn't that bad. We rented the tile cutter from Home Hardware and had it done in about four hours. Of course, we still have to grout it, seal it, caulk it, and edge it, BUT it's looking good already.

Soon we can start on the island, and then we will need to do the doors and shelves. The moulding is up, but it still needs paint, although it is all primed and ready to go. Tomorrow is Jai's birthday, so we would like to get the grout on, but we may just end up taking a lazy day instead. We'll have to see.
We went to the pub on Friday night and saw the "Randi Grandi Band." They play carribbean-style covers. It was pretty fun. Jai was saying it was like a scene from "Northern Exposure" or something, in the best possible way. There was all sorts of different people there, but everybody knew each other, and they were all having a great time - grandmas and hippies and bank managers.


Anonymous said...

hello everyone! The kitchen looks great - very colourful! I can hardly wait to see everything put together! Congratulations on the successful completion of your licence, Jai - and happy belated blog birthday wish too! Luckily, even if I sing I can't record it on your blog! Take care - keep us posted on your progress! XOXO Mom/Joc

Christie & Mike said...

Hey guys, the place is really coming along. I look forward to having my own place some day, at this rate some day really far away, but some day. ;)
Also happy b-day J and congratulations to you both on finishing your first curling season. Lots of love and best wishes.

Robin Place said...

WOW - I haven't checked your blog in awhile - you guys are doing some fantastic things!!! The kitchen is looking great - I love the wall colour.

So..... rumour has it that Meg, Ty, Nassim (a friend from my course) and I may be out in your neck of the woods around the second weekend in May...... interested in some visitors for the night?

We will be at Aunt Joans for part of the weekend, but were hoping to make our way over to your guys to say hello. Meg will go back home from there and Nassim and I are hoping to do a bit of travelling for a few days after that.
Let us know what you think. :)

Talk soon.

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Hey Everybody! Thanks for the posts! Robin, we'd love to see you guys any time! May will be great, just keep us posted on your plans, and we'll make sure there's room. We think you'll love the valley! Talk to you soon!

Robin Place said...

sounds good! Talk to you soon.