October 25, 2006
I stayed at my friend Diane's house for four nights recently. Heaven. (She was in Italy.) I forgot what it was like to be surrounded by orderliness and beautiful decor in its proper place. I actually cooked on a stove, washed dishes in a sink—I didn't even want to use the dishwasher—and ate at a kitchen table. I walked without fear of tripping over wooden planks, or stuffed boxes, or extension cords. And ahhh, the washing machine. Something once so familiar has become my holy grail—I'm always on the quest for one when I visit friends and family. There are detergent and fabric softening sheets in the back seat of my car.
I read tons of decorating magazine and realized just how beautfiul my home is going to be. The anxiety subsides a bit when I accept the fact that I will never own it, but just rent it from the bank…well, there are worse things. At least the respite has served us well. Liz and I had started looking for the white flag to surrender with! I am sure that the workers loved not having the "homeowners" around.
I returned the other day early a.m. A huge truck was in front of the house. The driver, his colleague, and the "lads" unleaded 86 HUGE boxes—the cabinets, counters, etc.
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I love reading about all your experiences... Can't wait to see you soon. Love the show too...
Your roommate from Jumby Bay - :)
at least you have hope of getting it done with a production deadline. Since we're renovating as finances allow, there's quite a bit of chaos. Thankfully the "summer without an oven" has finally ended. Keep breathing, just keep the respirator handy if it gets too dusty.
Happiness is coincidentally having a day off from work on a "shoot day" and watching the action on the Web cam. (Let's hope this post stays appropriately attributed....)
chrissy!!! it IS going to be beautiful!!! and you'll be doing laundry in your new old house in no time :)...love your guts!!! how lucky am i to have spent this past week with you....loved, loved, loved watching the show with you-xo!!
Whadda Ya talk'in about! Badda Bing! Badda Bang...a little visit to Woolworths, Mammoth Mart or Bldg. 19. Next thing you know, someone will hang out a new shingle on the newly shingled house which reads: Martha Screw it Lives here!
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