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archive for July 2005

shaping up

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

First – for Ro:

This is the flourescent strip lighting we installed under our cupboards (3 in total). My biggest problem with these is that the glare is quite strong if you are a short person. I don’t consider myself to be too short at 5’5″, but my grandmother is probably less than five feet now, and standing at that level, I can see the bulb which is bright and annoying. We had to compromise between setting it further back (best for short person viewing) versus in the middle (best for overall lighting).It got so hot this afternoon, but we were mostly working on the two lower floors, which was a little more bearable. Still plenty of things to take care of, but at least now we feel like we live here. In the evening we took Kaweah for a walk around the circle and followed a spur trail up to and past the school. It was still warm for Ned standards, but it was delightful. Easy to see that the flowers are past peak.

Tonight, at Jeremy’s behest, we made some smores:

…and then proceeded to arrange the master bedroom rug and furniture. Then we shut off all the lights in the house and sat on the couch staring out our picture windows at the night sky, coming around to accepting that this is our home.

kitchen work

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Tonight, we worked on modifying and installing some shelving we brought from Ikea (oh, how I wish Ikea were in Denver…)

And by 10 pm, the kitchen was essentially unpacked and completed. The once empty wall is now Serious Kitchen Workspace.

I’m ready to roll, baby.

life up high

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

We went down to Boulder and checked out an asian market, a middle eastern market, Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheck), and Safeway (because I refused to pay a million dollars for apple juice at Whole Foods). Fiona was right, the asian market is disappointing. I’ll have to try Denver. The produce at Whole Foods was pretty mediocre for such outrageous prices (and half aren’t even organic, they’re conventionally grown!). Grumble grumble grumble. But our hopes for Trader Joe’s to arrive here (they’re already in Santa Fe) are dashed because the state of Colorado has crap ass legislation that requires only ONE flagship store to have a liquor license. For that reason, apparently, TJs doesn’t play. For that reason, we will pay out the ass for groceries of lesser quality.

tortilla chips at 8400: how high to go before it busts?