Friday, May 24, 2013
Welcome To The Puppet Show..and a bit more.
We lived in the new house for about a week. Brad was back to work. I took a shower very late one night after unpacking. I was as dirty as "a frenchman" as Homer Simpson once said to Marge. I digress.
As I am showering..suddenly the smoke alarm goes off! NIGHTMARE! Both dogs freak out. They're barking and scared. I'm a bit stunned. I jump out of the shower. Angry. Soaking wet. I realize the offensive alarm is right in the hallway outside of the biffy. I wave my arms. It stops for a second. I think "What a dumb place to put this alarm if the heat and steam of the shower make it go off!" I head back into the shower. What a dummy. The same scene happens again. The second time I'm angrily swearing. I get on a chair, rip it out of the ceiling and remove the battery. Or try to. It's one of those old ones that's hard to disassemble.
Rat bastards! As I'm trying to get it to quiet down, I have visions of hitting it over and over with a bat. I finally get the battery out but it's still squeaking a bit. I can't tell if it's leftover hearing damage or if it's really happening. I finish my shower. I think of Brad telling me "It's just bad luck." which is what he says whenever anything bad, uncomfy, scary or irritating happens when he's at work (such as..sick dogs pooping on carpet, alarms, weird noises, etc..)..I can't find Daisy our older dog. When I do find her..she's in this closet. Upset. Scared. Lying in the bottom there on the blankets my Granny Stolarski made back in the 70's. She stayed there til morning and slept.
She looked SO DARLING. I now refer to it as the Puppet Show. Curtis the puppy sleeps in there during the day when I work. It is so cute. I got down there and looked around as if I were that small. I realized..this is cool. I'd totally live here!
What I've enjoyed about this house so far: I'm trying to live in it and figure it out rather than painting walls and accessorizing. It seems better this way. Some rooms are unfinished. I have a few where I don't know what color I want for them to be, so I'm just waiting. It's much more comfortable. Normally I rush a bit to finish everything so it feels complete. That is not happening this time. It's slow going. But the parts that are completed feel right.
But then again..maybe not. I feel like it will come to me.
I've also been logging some time on Design Seeds lately and I LOVE IT!!
Been there? If not, please go. You just may love it as I do:
I'm off to have a glass of wine and have some relaxing to do. I have been busy and have unpacked, cleaned or had something to do nearly everyday since we moved in. Today I took the day off.
Hope your night is beautiful and your extended weekend is lovely and fun-filled!!