Monday, December 04, 2006

Favorite Things Monday: Heat

This weekend, when I wasn't running up and down the stairs carrying boxes and wood monstrosities furniture, I sat like this:


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.

17 comments:

Mel said...

Lovely, just lovely. I'm particularly jealous of Wifey's new stove. I sooooo miss a gas stove.

Rhonda said...

Having heat is nice, huh? And I could really fall in love with that stove. I miss having a gas stove ... hate an electric but that's what I have. *blah*

Oh a playroom with a tree... it's going to be fantastic! Isn't great having all of that room?

Rhonda said...

Oh ya... I mean isn't "going" to be great having all that room.

Stacy said...

Ooooh! A Sit 'n' Spin! Where did you get that? Is it vintage '70s?

Suzanne said...

In Wifey's shoes, I would do exactly the same happy dance. I cannot wait to see the tree. And, most importantly, HOORAY FOR HEAT. Heat's good. Food's good. Shelter's good. Clothing's good, but sometimes optional.

Kat said...

Looks like you're making excellent progress. I see a warm and toasty evening in your future with a real home-cooked meal. Enjoy!

Francesca said...

It's amazing that you are actually getting any knitting done while moving, renovating, furnishing and all that. You go, girl!

Beth S. said...

Awwwww YEAH. :-)

And the painted trees? SO COOL.

CarryFairie said...

Heat good...

Can't believe how far you've come in such a short time!!! :)

I had to laugh at Wifey's reaction to your "help"...I think R would do the very same thing!!!

maryse said...

heat is a wonderful thing. as is a gas stove. some day.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Heat = teh gud!

Our heat's been on the fritz the past few weeks, and they only figured out what's going on with it this weekend. It will be such a relief once they get it all sorted. So I know just how happy you must be to have the radiators working.

Little Man's room looks awesome, and I love the notion of painting a tree on the walls. Fantastic. I'm sure it will be whimsical and beautiful and all things a child's room should be.

So glad this is all working out well for you guys!!

Emily said...

I love the house updates. And, for crying out loud, when have you had time to do some knitting?! Impressive!

Engineer Anonymous said...

Way cool! Tree murals are fabulous. Wait, are we sisters or something? My Young Man has a tree on his wall courtesy of my sister. I'll email a pic.

Progress is a wonderful thing - excellent sculpture.

Anonymous said...

lookin' good girl. now when can i come over and snuggle on your couch with a cup of tea? i think another sick day is in order!

PatchesMom1973 said...

things are really coming together - that's excellent! Yayyy!

Alison said...

Congrats on getting set up! I'm glad you have heat. It's getting cold up here.

Kat with a K said...

Ohh, nice new stove! And Arwen is looking great.