Ms. 1890 was seriously cold. But today, at 8am sharp, this van dropped from the heavens:
After some grunting at a big ass pipe wrench and the installation of a couple air vents, we have functional radiators. Thanks to This Old House, I was able to have a real conversation with the plumber about the new air vents. See those little dials? If you have steam heat, get them.
Armed with that knowledge, and a spare $200, I'll replace the remaining 8 vents at a later date.
The plumber also hooked up Wifey's newest love:
You should've seen her when Sears arrived. She danced around like a little kid. Granted, she held the 7mo surro-preggo belly while dancing, but dance she did. As soon as Sears left, she ripped the tape off and set up all the little gadgets. When I offered to help, she snarled at me like a wolf over fresh kill. Backing slowly away, I worked on setting up Little Man's playroom. So far, so good:
I plan to paint a tree on the wall, like this one but less spindly. Very much like this one.
For my last bit of house news (phew!), I present my favorite sculpture in progress:
Isn't she lovely? Danielle, they're ready when you are.
Knitting News: I'm 15" into the back of Arwen! Hooray!
Now 'd better get dressed for work before this 1/2 day off turns into a full day.