Friday, November 14, 2008

Forgot to Update: Washer and Drain Lines are Great!

Oops...forgot to give the update on what happened with the washer and drain line situation! Per my post about the laundrymat, someone was scheduled to come out the following Monday to repair the washer - AGAIN. He did just that and pulled out another hunk of my rug. I told Shane to make him stay and run a full cycle to see if it would work after that - he did, and he did. Everything was in tip top shape! Shane and I were able to slide the set back into the microscopic laundry corner and we were a functioning household - once again!

And my drains are draining better than ever! No water backups on Honeysuckle Drive!

However, I have done the quick math on this situation:
Rug from Garden Ridge (paid for with a gift certificate): $14.99
Paying a plumber to dig that rug out of all of the drain crevices in my home: $380
Knitting a sweater out of the rug remnants for my first born child...Priceless.

Moral of the story - don't wash rugs. And if you do, destroy the evidence immediately and play dumb.

Time to Redecorate!

Now that I have been in my house for about six is time for some redecorating!

  • Painting my bedroom a shade of blue that is fit for a toddler boy. I swear it looked gray on the swatch...and even when we first got it on the walls. I need to tone it down a little.
  • Painting the kitchen and the sitting room the same color. Once I get my new countertops, and...drum roll, backsplash - I'm going to re-evaluate the kitchen color. Is that bad to have the living room, kitchen, and sitting room all different colors?
  • Partial regret about the silver bathroom...but I think that I can salvage it with some new artwork, a new granite top instead of that yellowy marble thing, and a new mirror. We'll see.

So, I have prepared a few inspiration boards to work off of...see below:


Living Room:


Let me know your thoughts...