Saturday, December 09, 2006

Swallowed up by non-house stuff...

I guess I've been a bit quiet lately. It's the nature of the season, I suppose. After a furious level of house activity, plus the kitchen remodel of my mom's, the rest of our lives have sort of taken over, and I didn't think the house blog would be the way to go on that.

I've taken on another extracurricular activity that might swallow my time. I'd like to do something to clean up Chicago[just call me crazy now]. (the latest travesty in the Chicago area is our county commissioner. She was made temporary President of the county board and decided to quit 20 some days after her re-election to commissioner. By resigning, she gets to take on a much higher pension based on a measly 4 month tenure in office as President. Not only does she get that benefit, but because she resigned, she got to request that her son be made commissioner in her place. The "election" happened in the basement of an Alderman's office by "committeemen." Now, her son represents us to the County board. Of course, the powers that be did that without a general election, which is legal, but hopefully needless to say REALLY upset me as well as a number of other people I talk to). (Nothing like being disenfranchised coupled with a huge pay raise to get me all riled up). I also had jury duty. (quite an experience in the largest criminal court in the country, but I wasn't chosen).

Anyway, on more pleasant distractions, there's all that Christmas shopping and related research on gifts for my DIYer husband.

But, finally, house related, I'm trying to finish up a project to strip the original living room molding. At this point, I'm sanding. (one of those relatively thankless jobs) that just are not that exciting to write about or take pictures of. It's at the stage now that it doesn't look that great. I'd like all the dust generation done before putting up the Christmas decorations, but Christmas decorations might win out.

Then, Glenn's been working on replacing our light fixtures in the living room, dining room, and adding lights in a pass through between the kitchen and dining room. We haven't had much time to work on things, and now this weekend, he's sick.

I still owe a couple posts about the kitchen refinishing project and will really try to get to those in the near term. (I actually drafted a long post that disappeared-oh well.)

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Blogger Jocelyn said...

I know what you mean. We slow way down in the winter on the house usually. There's the holidays and then just needing a break.

I know what you mean also about the corruption. That pension thing is totally sickening- some public servants we have here. She should be ashamed.

December 09, 2006 2:55 PM  

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