April 20, 2008

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My obsessions:

(1) doing a bit of laundry by hand every night, since our washing machine decided to die 5-6 weeks before we move;

(2) figuring out how cheaply we can move to the new place, and begin to furnish it in accordance with its 1974 leanings/our own tastes/the cheapskate side of my nature;

(3) picking out paint colors for same in the correct blend of 1960s/1970s/1980s hues for each room; setting up a guest bed plus two home offices in, like, no space; selecting window treatments; scienceing out the flooring (Pergo-equivalent, wood laminate, hardwood, or carpeting? Factors are: cost, speed of installation, degree of noise-muffling each will bring; ease of upkeep; hypo-allergenic qualities given that the "lady" of the house [who isn't, of course] is the worst. Housekeeper. Ever.)

Escrow closes on May 21st. I suspect I won't be making it up to either Shell Beach or the Bay Area until after we move— especially since I'm out of commission the first week in May (trip to Oregon, for which I'm on ice-fetching duty after Attila the Hub runs his next marathon).

We went to mass down in Glendale this evening, and then had dinner at one of the local restaurants near our new digs—a chain, but one that serves decent food. Too noisy, but I was able to get a small pizza with spinach and artichoke. For some reason, I crave vegetables lately; probably the changing of the seasons.

Mmmmm: spinach.

Dessert/midnight snack will be either mango slices or fresh strawberries.

You people out in reader-land must be good, now. For I . . . shan't.

Posted by Attila Girl at April 20, 2008 10:30 PM | TrackBack

I have a lovely avocado green fridge if you need it.

Posted by: maggie katzen at April 20, 2008 10:39 PM

our washing machine decided to die

So why haven't you fixed it? of all your household appliances, the washer and dryer are the easiest to do-it-yourself. I've done my washer once (belt), and my dryer twice (heating element, belt).

Go look up the model on-line, and should find plenty of documentation on how to take it apart, replacing the offending part, which part # to order from your parts shop, and how to get it all back together and have no extra (or missing!) screws.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at April 21, 2008 05:22 AM

Thanks! I'll give it a shot. But of course I'll only be using this washer/dryer for another few weeks . . .

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 21, 2008 11:44 AM

Tell us what it is doing. Diagnosis is the first step to a cure.

Posted by: Darrell at April 21, 2008 12:48 PM

aGH. Maggie beat me to the punch.

Just wondering though, are you going to do at least one room in harvest gold shag carpeting?

Posted by: Desert Cat at April 21, 2008 04:54 PM

Kitchen: has been updated and features Corian sinks. I will, in fact, use some gold and red accents, though they will be brighter than the Harvest Gold of yore.

Dining area/living room: mostly white to reflect maximum amount of light, but with (1) a single wall in the dining room in aqua or turquoise, and (2) the railing around the dining area in cranberry, and (3) a deep shag or fake white "fur" rug in the living room to help define that area.

For the window treatment, I'm considering vertical shades with the sheers in between, if I can find a color I like that won't clash (or that will clash in a clever way).

Master Bedroom: has lots of light, so we can go a bit dark on the furniture, and I'm not committed to white for the walls. I want to get a new headboard, and see if we can get by without bureaus, given the fact that there will be a walk-in closet.

Second Bedroom: less light, so I'll stick with white here as well for the walls.

I still need to find the right computer armoire: it's a bit tricky, since I really want to be able to hide the maximum amount of clutter, but most of those things are too fussy in their styling. It has to be really simple.

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