Sunday, April 13

Gratuitous Washington DC pictures

Here are a few pictures from your capital city from two separate trips. One was on the opening day of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, and the other for no special reason that found us in the front of The House of George...Erik's future home. The picture of a building across a pond is the Jefferson Memorial.

Saturday, April 12

Chris, that pepto pink was really lovely...and can you believe when I was a kid, I had that color in my bedroom!!! EEWWW!!! Cool pictures! I love castle pictures...and hey, while I'm here, is anyone planning on being in Seattle this summer? And if so, when? Could Ya let me know, Please!!!

Wednesday, April 9


My dad just commented (my past castle post) on painting walls, and after reading it, I realized that most of you don't know I just bought a home. I therefore decided I would post some pics of my past DIY mishaps and current projects.

After moving in (last month), the first thing we wanted to do is paint the boring white walls a color that would match our wonderful red IKEA sofa.

Past DIY mishap:

Despite watching at least a million DIY home shows before buying our house, we decided not to paint the walls a neutral color...we went with pink:

(that's me flashing the west coast sign)

We then decided that pepto-bismol walls were a bit too eccentric, and went with a more neutral duck egg:

The next DIY project is the second bedroom. So far I've taken the carpet out, and put some insulation on the floorboards. Now all I need to do is figure out how to put these laminate floors in!

Dad...Jerry...any advice??? They're the non-glue type (click on). Do I need an electric saw (e.g., jig saw or miter), or will a hand saw do the trick?

Thursday, April 3

Easter Break, as we call it here in sunny England

The blog has been quiet for some time now so I thought I'd upload some photos. Sorry Jay, no nude photos of myself.

Here's two photos from a castle (Bamburgh) we visited yesterday (one hour drive).

Better photos and info on: