As soon as got the unavoidable news of Matt's deployment, he stopped going to school (since he was going to have to leave before mid-term, anyhow) and launched into house projects that have been waiting. And now things are really starting to look good. I'm just sad that he's not here to enjoy them...
I'm quite excited about the kitchen, which now has totally-finished concrete counters by Matt, and a backsplash, too. Once I get some light switch covers and trim pieces...well...it's gonna be crazy. Matt's dad is milled the window trim as we speak. (Aren't the cabinets he made of reclaimed wood beautiful?)My happy at-home eco-creation this week, though, is a clothesline out back. It occurred to me that, while a solar energy system on our roof would be very cool, using solar energy to dry clothes on line in the meantime would be a nice step.
I'm stoked about my simple design. It sits in these brackets, so it can also come down if we want to use the space for something else.
And, finally, my happy report of the week: some plants that mysteriously appeared on the ledge on the side of the house. I haven't figured out who put them there, and enjoying the mystery.