Adah, wearing her old man pajamas and sipping on a cold one. We are clearly the best influences.
Bathroom Stall at The Byrd
I'm seeing this crooked hook because we went and saw Argo.
Preparation for demo begins. Here is our new makeshift kitchen! Cozy but convenient.
This is a day that changed my life. I no longer have to go outside at 3:20 in the morning to start warming up my car. I can do it from the comfort of inside!
Demo begins! We are adequately dressed with our bandit bandanas, giant safety glasses, and hammers.
Lounge kitty loves the room with the fire in it. And then I love to hug her because she is so warm.
Valentine's day is just around the corner and people in love love chocolate covered strawberries. I've become a professional dipper.
Auntie may love Adah, but Adah is not loving those peas right now.
U of R Culinary School
Just serving some Valentine's dinner and dessert to some folks. I did not make any of this but I did get to eat some of it. I'm not complaining.
We had a great (though short) visit with my cousins before heading north. This is the view from their back porch.
We made it to the city and took a stroll through the park. This place gets neater and neater every time I go!
Antiquing like old folks. That's why we had to sit down and rest for a bit.
Central Park Zoo
It's only right to feed the alpacas. I love funny animals!
Staten Island Ferry
We went to visit Loni and Lucia on the island. I don't care how cold it is, I love the ferry and I will stand outside.
St. John the Divine Cathedral
Sight-seeing to the very end. We packed in the church and the Met before our bus at 2 pm. Champions of New York, that's what we are.
Back to our country life. Okay, it's not really country but we load wood into the fire to keep warm.
We managed to satisfy pretty much all of our food cravings in New York (pancakes, pizza, bagels, french fries, falafel), except one. I knew I wouldn't be able to stop thinking about Amy's red velvet until I had some so I just had to make it.
Backyard (as seen from the window)
We've got a crazy lot of birds in the backyard! Sorry it's screen-y. I didn't want them to fly away just yet.
This is what a 21st birthday party looks like these days. Talk about feeling old. The floor was shaking and I planned a safety escape route through the window just in case.
Drawing some kitchen designs. This is now our life until it is done.
My new initiative to exercise occasionally brought me here. Kind of looks like a Blair Witch Project horror scene.
We changed our plan so we have to move the makeshift kitchen back to the real kitchen. I've decided it's probably best not to rely on any decisions until work that has been done cannot be changed.
Flip flops in February. This caucasian is crazy.
Mom's in town and my health screening is done. Let's eat burgers!
(Also, I officially became a homeowner today.)
The cold New York in February file is here.
The demolition in progress file is here.