Wednesday, November 07, 2007

November 7 of 30

Monkey Progress as promised. I am LOVING them stripped! I wasn't sure at first, but I do love them. I'm almost through 4 of the 6 pattern repeats on the leg. It's a nice easy fast knit. I'm not liking the double yarn overs, but c'est la vie.

Me testing out the new mirror in the hallway bathroom for Self Portrait Thursdays with Sean. I hung a painting up in the bathroom, and I love it there. It used to reside in our den at our old house, but Jamie wasn't too fond of the painting.

I received my first piece of mail ever at the new house today, and it was a swap package from Karma Kitties. Thanks Bertha! She sent over an extra skein of Berry she had, and some Charcoal that she'd gotten in a swap from someone else, but had no use for it. I see another Drive-Thru in my near future. They are addictive! I'll probably do a 4 year size for Sean, and then when we find out the sex of baby number 2, I'll make some more!

Today my new kitchen sink got installed. Got a garborator, and the 2nd tap with the black knob is an instant hot water faucet. Instant Tea! No more boiling water! I grew up with that at my parents house, so very excited to have it at the new house. It's almost good to go. Just need an electrician to come in and hook up the electrical part to the garborator and the hot water faucet. (Hopefully sometime this week).

I was in need of a soap dispenser (actually two), and found this lovely blue and green one to match my ensuite bathroom.

And I found this really cute one for the main hallway bathroom. Now I just need to find a cute one for the powder room. I didn't see a third I liked, so I'll keep looking. Maybe I can find a sheep one (since the other bathroom is white).

My bedroom is done painting. I love the color. Just love it. Glad I chose it. The white doors are to the patio off my bedroom and the open door is my walk-in closet (another 2 features of the house I LOVE!) Sean's room is also done being painted. Tomorrow the painter will start on my basement, which is hot pink right now, and will become two different shades of beige. After the basement is painted, he will start on my yarn room. I can't wait to see it transformed! Hopefully by next week it'll all be done.

Today I was at the new house to let the painter & plumber in for 8 am. I'm ZONKED now. I can barely keep my eyes open. I didn't have a second to rest my eyes today. I did work at the new house all morning, and took care of calling the heating company, electrical company, that sort of thing. I hate sitting on hold! My mom took Sean out for a bit in the morning, and then I brought him home with me in the afternoon when I had to go meet the moving company for an estimate (which I'll find out tomorrow how much it'll cost) and the bank for the Rabbi who is buying my house. They need to come to see that the house actually exists, since he's American, and never been a customer of the bank of which he applied for a mortgage with. This is to ensure that it's not mortgage fraud or something. I've only bought a house before, never sold, so I have no idea what went on behind the scenes at the seller's house when I bought. Now I know.

Then my mom picked up Sean after an errand she ran near my place, and I did an errand near my house, which was easier to do with 2 hands free, and then went back to my new house to lock up behind the plumber (the painter had already gone). I worked on the November Sock Club Kit stitch markers (just a few more sets to go!) and then met up with my family for dinner for my brother & grandmother's birthday dinner. They both share today as a birthday. Happy Birthday again to both of them!

I was just adding my Monkey's to Ravelry and typed my name into the "Purchased At" field, and my shop popped up! That is soooo exciting! I have no idea who added me, but that is tres cool:


I am zonked. I forgot what the first trimester is like! Plus, I've been up since really early and now it's getting really late! I have to be up early again tomorrow to follow Jamie to the dealership to get rid of his old Jetta, so that he has a ride back home afterwards. We just want to get this car off our hands, and he's selling it for parts. I do NOT want another parking ticket on it, so it must go! Speaking of the parking tickets, you can now apparently pay your parking tickets online! I thought that was pretty neat. I was going to waste a stamp and waste a check, and then saw you can pay online. Sounds like a plan. On top of paying online with a credit card, I get 1% cash back on my credit card, so even better! Christmas this year is going to be great (you get the 1% back on your December statement!) (They owe me some Christmas shopping this year!!)

Oh, before I go, yesterday was a bad luck day.. today... good luck. Not only did a find a quarter in my driveway (yeah, I know, it's just a quarter, but it's 25 lucky pennies!), I won 10$ on a scratchie bingo card. YEY! I know it's nothing, but it's something! Right?

ps- Thank you to EVERYONE who left a comment on my previous post. I have EVERY intention of emailing each & every one of you back individually. It just won't be tonight.

15 comments:

Laura said...

I hadn't seen your post about being pregnant yet so when you mentioned the first trimester I was thinking "wait a minute!!" and scrolled down really quick! Congrats, that's so exciting!

summer said...

Your house is looking great!!! and again CONGRATS!!!

Shelley said...

Congratulations on the baby news!! I had a hunch something was going on with all the baby talk...even though you were saying "whenever that happens", etc.

The new house is coming along nicely - it's looking great! I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures, i.e. yarn room, downstaris, etc. Looks like you guys got a great home! The painting in the bathroom looks great...I think you made a good choice in putting it where you did.

Shelley said...

Ooops...forgot to say that your monkey socks look great! I really am going to have to try that pattern...

Caroline said...

I love the Monkey socks! What yarn is it? (Sorry if you've mentionned it before, I can't remember).

I love the colour of your bedroom. It looks similar to my living room...

AliP said...

When I was posting my stash on Ravelry, you were one of my sources. I am sure there must be others that entered your shop too.
And its while I was doing that I realised how much money I have spent at your shop!!LOL Not exhorbitant but more than I thought.

Barb said...

Love the Monkeys!! is that yarn going in your shop?? if it is i want some!!! LOL your new house looks great, I bet you can't wait until your fully moved in :)

Tara said...

You know, I'm pretty sure your pregnancy isn't entirely responsible for your being zonked yesterday. I mean, do you realize how busy you are lately??? You and Jamie definitely need to have an adults' night out soon.

Kate-the-enabler said...

So glad you're posting all the 'in progress' pics - the paint colours look fabulous - I'm sure we're not as eager to see the basement and yarn room transformed as you are...but I'm eager nonetheless :).

Happy day

Bertha said...

Yay! I am glad the yarn arrived! Those Monkey's look great and so does the new house! You are getting everything together so quickly!

Amy said...

Oh, I like that Monkey! and that mirror is awesome and so are the rooms!

Robin said...

Love the room colors! They look great. And good for you for finding out the sex! Can't wait til you tell us too!

Marisol said...

Congratulations Robyn on your pregnancy! I've been away and didn't realize... Wow lots of knew and exciting in your life: New Baby, New HOuse and somewhat new "Business" Robyn's Nest! You're having a great year!

Cetta said...

New house, new baby! Congrats on both, Robyn!

g-girl said...

wow, your bedroom looks great! sean's room is coming along nicely as well. the lighting in that bathroom with the painting is awesome!