Everything tagged with #house
For David's 50th, our good friends Maria & Michael sent us some quince branches. I had never heard of keeping quince branches as a cut flower, but they have turned out to be beautiful.
I had a treat today. Outside my office window, I was visited by two blue jays. I had been seeing them around the neighborhood recently, but these two hung out for quite a while just a foot outside my window. They didn't even seem bothered by my movement to get a camera and take photos.
One of the last big renovations was the Bollywood Room and my office. As I'm sitting here writing this, it's hard to believe that this room sat full of junk for years. It's hard to remember that the carpet was ripped up by the door from Gogo trying to escape. It feels like my own personal cave. I never want to leave.
If you want a virtual tour of the house, this is the place to start. When we bought it, it was the Bowery Mission Women's Home. Even though it's been privately owned for 8 years now, we still occasionally get visitors to the house hoping that it's still a mission home. Sad, I know.
The first renovation included the kitchen (since the only kitchen is in Benji's unit), the living room, and one of the bathrooms.
Our front yard has been completely re-done this year. In the past year or so, I put some potted flowers on the front steps. It makes a big difference to come home and see some flowers welcoming you.
As many of you may know, I keep an herb garden in our backyard. Most of the time, I let the plants do what plants do and just try to make sure they're watered enough. Last year, I lost a few plants with my cavalier attitude to gardening. And my tomato production seemed a little low. This year, I decided to do it right. I bought several seeds, got a seed starting kit, and started growing seeds on the top floor.