Dabney and her good friend, Ella.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Do you like my tv console? In a past life, it was a nasty, nasty beaten up dresser with carvings and stickers all over the outside and one of the top drawers was missing. The hardware and finish was hideous.
It was perfect.
It was listed on Craigslist for $15.
I emailed the owner and asked if I could take it for $10 if we picked it up in an hour. She said yes. Yeehaw!
I sanded and sanded and sanded, bought beautiful new hardware (for an incredible price on eBay) and hauled out my trusty can of black paint. After I moved my piece de resistance to the living room, I removed the other top drawer and drawer tracks and placed in my satellite receiver and dvd player. I went to HomeGoods that night and found a small wooden tray just big enough to fit next to the dvd player to hold those ever-missing remotes. The drawers are now lined and hold my Snuggie (yep, I said it) and blankets (see the red popping out of that drawer up there?) and cds and dvds and those other things that you'd rather keep out of view.
See that fancy, high quality, large, state of the art tv up there?
We took a few hours after Saturday errand last week and headed over to one of our favorite parks to let our kids release their energy. They dug hole in the volleyball area, played on the equipment and ran races.
The colors of the foliage were just starting to turn the beautiful hues of autumn.
David on the ground after running 3 races: "Alright, WHO took my energy?!"
Even Aaron had a great time.
So they say there's a pumpkin shortage, but in the last 2 weeks, I have bought an enormous carver, and 5 good size sugar pie baking pumpkins, and various small decorative pumpkins, just in case. I think it's a hoax and a scam to make me buy more than I normally would. Did you know that pumpkins will last 3 months if stored properly? After baking them, I'll be making soup and pies and freezing the rest.