So, the reason that I haven't posted pictures in the last week, isn't just because I couldn't find a USB cable. It was also because:
1) The hard drive on Charlie's Mac was fried and has been in the shop for the past six days so I couldn't upload pictures to his computer (also, I lost ~950 photos that I'd uploaded over the past month when his hard drive expired); and 2) I couldn't upload pictures to our desk computer because that was still packed away and even if it had been available; 3) We had no internet access to our home and even if we had that wouldn't have mattered because; 4) My USB cables were buried in some random box with a few bars of soap and a picture frame.
Tuesday night, Charlie's computer was restored. Yesterday, internet was hooked up. Today, we found our USB cables. And now, I proudly present the first photos of our new home.
"New" being a relative term, because this house - while new to us - isn't really "new" at all. But that's what makes us love it so much. It's dripping with character.
Notice the wall paper?
We call that "DRIPPING."
Yep. I know! I know! I can hear you saying, "Ohh!" and "Ahh!"
Did I mention it hasn't had any upgrades in half a century?
I wasn't kidding.
These pictures were taken tonight as I was giving Henry a bath.
Please pardon our moving-in disaster, which simply means that everything is out of a box while we ponder where it should go. And once we decide where it will go, it will be moved at least four more times until we find the place where it will really fit.
This is the children's bathroom. It is small. It is outdated. And believe it or not, it looks 10 times better now that Charlie's removed the frosted glass doors from the shower.
Because there are so many things to do and unfortunately, we don't have an unlimited supply of money to throw at everything that we want to do (and oh! the car that I drive every day to work broke down yesterday and we had to have it towed to a local dealer and I'm guessing it will be at least four significant figures to fix it), we are pacing ourselves on home improvement activities.
In so far as this bathroom, as for now, we're planning to replace the faucet with something that is more conducive to little hands turning it on and off, replace the ceiling fan and repair the dry wall, strip the wall paper, and paint the walls a lovely gold to match the flecks in the ceramic tile.
Er. Maybe not gold.
WARNING: This blog is about to turn in to a big documentary as we complete one home renovation project after another after another after another (after another after another after another after another OH MY HEAVENS after another after another after another, get the drift?) So if you get squeamish or bored stiff watching shows like HGTV, my apologies in advance. But for those of you with any sense of style, please don't leave. We really need help picking out carpet to replace the orange shag that has resided in our basement for the past 50 years.
Pictures on that to follow, tomorrow.