Well, thanks to tax returns, we finally decided to get a dishwasher (that isn’t me…) and we bought a new couch. The new couch is super comfy, and actually longer than our old one. Our old one has HUGE over-stuffed arms, making it look larger than the new one. I LOVE our new couch. I can’t wait until I can really start decorating our living room. We’ve lived in our house for 3 years now, and it still looks like a rental with GARISH off-white semi-gloss paint that reflects every defect in the ancient and much abused dry-wall. I would like to paint the room a similar shade of blue that’s on the couch cushions, with maybe a gray accent wall? Not quite sure. I do know that I want to do built in bookshelves around the front window, but maybe I should put a new window in before I attempt that. Our house definitely needs new windows. I am sickened every time I think how much money and emissions we waste heating our house. I know it would be a tax write-off too.
The dishwasher will pose it’s own problems. We are unsure of how to hook it up. We need to get an electrician out to do some re-wiring, because we are putting the stove where the refrigerator is, and the dishwasher where the stove is. That sounds like a mess, huh? MUSICAL APPLIANCES! Burton’s dad is supposed to come up this weekend or next (probably next) to help us hook it all up. We will also get a new counter-top made, to go over the dishwasher all the way to the length of the wall. I’m really happy about this, because I had zero counter space before, with the dish-drainer taking up the small section between the stove and sink, and all my appliances on the other side of the sink. If I needed extra working space to like, bake cookies, bake ANYTHING, I had to use the kitchen table. I’m going to like cooking so much better when I don’t have to worry about the dishes piling up and frustrating workspace I had to deal with. I really like to cook, and that’s a testament how much I do, if I’m able to cook in that really user-unfriendly kitchen at all. Next would be new cabinets, making the front room into a dining room…WHOA! Slow down! I’m not a millionaire yet!
I bet you’d like to see some pictures!
The second picture is more true to the actual color, since the horrible (yet energy efficient) front room fluorescent light was on in the first picture. It is a dusty turquoise-y blue with copper flecks running through it. We need to move the old couch to the front room and get it one step closer to the door. Then we can get the new couch to it’s rightful place in the living room. We are waiting to see if Burton’s dad, mom or brother-in-law want the old one. It’s a perfectly good couch, just not the direction our style is going anymore. 10 years! Ye served us well, couchy!
And that’s what’s new!