In organizing and consolidating all my photos, I recently uploaded all my pictures of Spike to Flickr, including the pictures of him when he was two days old. So if you want to see all the pictures I’ve ever taken of my dog (or at least, the good ones) visit the photoset.
We had free tickets to the Colts game, then afterward we headed over to Dan and Doug’s house for the New Year’s Eve celebrations. My camera got soaked at the game, so I only got camera phone shots of the game, and Stephanie took all the pictures from the party. (My camera’s fine, now, thank goodness.)
See the pictures on Flickr.
I finally managed to upload all the pictures I’ve been taking the last two months. I had half of my Thanksgiving pictures uploaded, and finally managed to get the rest online four weeks later. Recent Photo Sets:
And after Thanksgiving, Stephanie and I took a carriage ride, where she asked me to marry her…
Our Carriage Ride Photos
And, finally, all my pictures from December, so far, including Christmas events, the night we got up in the middle of the night because our roof was leaking, and miscellaneous other photos.
Stephanie and I looked at this house and considered buying it, but it didn’t meet the criteria on our needs and wants list. It’s a really interesting 1920’s bungalow, divided into two units. We considered buying it and knocking the halves together, but it was too much work.
Marti has photos of yesterday’s Rally at the statehouse, [link deprecated: http://statehouse.transadvocate.com/] from beginning to end.
There’s apparently some question of the number of attendees.
Fortunately, I know how to count, so I think we can solve the mystery.
Cool. If I ever had to move back to Iowa to live closer to my extended family, I’d have a place to live in Dubuque.
We’ve spent our three-day weekend painting the kitchen, so I’ve been away from the internets. There’s still a lot of touch-up work to do, but the bulk of the work is finished. My kitchen was pretty fugly before, so the new paint is a serious improvement. The cabinets had been painted a dark green color, and the walls and ceiling and trim were a dingy off-white that always looked dirty even after everything was scrubbed and clean.
Now the cabinets and ceiling and trim work are bright white, and the walls are “spring squash” which is a bright yellow-orange color that looks really sunny and happy. I’m really pleased with how it’s come out; the room looks much bigger and cleaner. There are still some other improvements I’d like to do; I want to mount a light under the cabinets so I can see my food while I’m preparing it. (As Lisa did in her kitchen) and I want to replace the overhead light with the clean, simple, unobtrusive ceiling fan I bought ages ago. I also want to replace the backsplash behind the stove with a clean aluminum panel. The ones that want to get the best paint can have a peek here to get a great finish.
Also, my friend Kathy came over and cut out the extra pipes that ran up the wall in the corner to the now non-existent kitchen that used to be upstairs. I’ll still have to repair the drywall in the corner, but that’s a future project.
The kitchen really needs to be completely ripped out and done over. The floor is bad, there’s very little cabinet or counter space, and the sink is in a really poor spot. The drywall in the whole room needs a makeover. But none of that is realistic right now, so the simple improvements will at least make a grungy room tolerable and cheery.