Posts filed under ‘House’
I realize I’ve been terrible about posting anything here lately. So while I’m waiting [anxiously] for my wedding photos to arrive back, the Country Living makeover article finally hit newsstands!! Our kitchen is a two-page spread on pages 68-69! Very exciting!!
It’s called Smoked Oyster by Valspar at Lowes. I’ve decided it’s perfect. And for that, my fiancee is very glad since I had to try 5 different colors to get to this one.
Okay, I haven’t mentioned it yet because I was afraid of jinxing it. And then when I found out, I’ve been rushing around cleaning and doing some last minute projects (in between traveling and all the other things going on in my life). But anyways…tomorrow Country Living magazine will be here taking pictures of my kitchen!! I’m so excited and promise to try and post some pics of the action!
So after almost two months of putting up with a clogged outdoor drain (I was in denial that it needed fixing), I finally dealt with it. Originally when water began backing up three feet into the yard, I called Roto Rooter and had an ugly experience with them. (They never showed up after several repeated phone calls.)
Yesterday’s rain storm here in Philly made me realize that I couldn’t put off dealing with this problem any longer. Part of the wake up call came from having dampness begin to back up in the basement. And really, who wants that right?
So this morning I got up and consulted the oracle that is Angie’s List to find a good local plumber who also does outdoor drain clearing. I called the plumber at 8:30am. Someone came over at 10:45am. And after only 10 minutes I had a free-flowing drain that finally offered me some peace of mind. My only frustration with the whole process is that it cost me $149. For having only spent 10 minutes here, it would seem that service should cost a lot less. Hmmmm. Maybe I could get in the clog cleaning business. It seems to be rather lucrative, albeit somewhat messy.
Anyways…the main point here is Angie’s List rocks. If you haven’t signed up for them yet. You should. It’s come in handy more times than not.
I’m a blogger that is obsessed with my house. I find that writing about it on my personal blog doesn’t work out my never-ending angst to discuss the topic. So I figured why not create a space to discuss my home…and yours too. After all, it’s what I do best.