Wednesday, April 30, 2008

H is for Home Improvement

OK, I've had this post written for a week, and kept delaying posting because it's been too gloomy to take pictures. For a WEEK. . . like ZERO sun. It's finally supposed to be sunny tomorrow, but you'll have to just make do with less than stellar photos. (Who am I kidding, not like I'm a master photographer, anyway!)

So for the ABC-Along, H is for Home Improvement. . This is what my den/family room currently looks like. The ceiling is half scraped, the wall is still waiting for the contractor to come take it down, one window is still waiting to be installed . . . I still haven't chosen floor tile, so I'm beginning to think my 'complete by the end of June' goal may not be so realistic.

As of Monday, school is OVER :) Well, the class is, at least. I'm very glad to be done. . . I was incredibly bored with the SAME room every week! My presentation went well (makes me wonder why I can do a school presentation so well, and choke every time I do a big presentation at work!) Some other students were simply painful to listen to. Two people spent well over 30 minutes speaking for what was to be a 10-15 minute presentation. I've decided not to take a class this summer just to be able to try and do wedding stuff and work on the house. I may attempt two classes in the fall, though.

I've made just about zero knitting progress recently, except about an inch of Picovoli progress. I still don't love it, but I probably will finish it rather than try for a THRID time to find a pattern that this yarn likes! After all, it is just a T-shirt, right? Everything else OTN needs some attention while knitting and I've just not had the time to dedicate :( I'm trying out my first attempt at a gusset on toe up socks on my Baltimore socks. I'm using Becca's method, I hope they fit so I don't have to rip back :) I've done 5 repeats and I hardly see much of an increase, so I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong. (the suggestion is 4-5 before turning the heel). I'm just gonna keep going until it looks like a gusset on a cuff down and see if that works!

If you heard about the tornadoes around here on Monday, they didn't affect us, though they hit the apartments that we used to live in (Hillpoint Woods)! Very weird. Growing up in the midwest, I've been in tornadoes before and we had lots of drills in school. The thing here is tornadoes are totally rare, and there is no warning system i.e. sirens, so I was out driving to school in the middle of a tornado warning, having no clue anything was going on (no crazy green sky here like we'd get in Michigan!).

I know there are other things I've meant to blog about in the last week, but they currently escape me, so that's all for now!


Rose said...

Thanks for the link; where are you going to see them?

2paw said...

Tornadoes!!! I am glad you are OK!!
Good luck with your renos. Things can get a bit hairy sometimes!!

Marie said...

Home improvement is never fun when you're in the midst of it, but it's worth it. I can't wait to see the "after" shot. Good Luck!

kemtee said...

It'll all get done in due time, and then you'll wonder why you worried about it.

Remind me that I said that when we finally tackle the bathroom.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I can relate on the home improvement! Our 2-3 week mini-remodel of new floors and bathrooms is now on the 4-5 week plan. I just want the dust to be gone. It'll be worth it in the end!