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22 February 2008 @ 04:36 pm
 Hallo, all.  

Going to be scarce this weekend... lots to do.

Spent the afternoon at the new house, deciding where hardware should go.  Who knew you had to decide where toilet paper rolls are installed?

Keeping in mind that it's not done yet, we're still a few weeks out...

My huge bathtub, and the whole in the ceiling where the electrician fell through.  Who's the electical contactor on this job?  That's right!Hubby's company.  *sigh*  Couldn't have been the air conditioning people.

Good grief.

Standing in the breakfast nook, looking into the kitchen and dining room...

the laundry room.  Probably my favorite room...

The powder room.  This is where the wallpaper I had everyone vote on will go.  *laugh* It's on back order, of course.

Standing in the breakfast nook, looking at the living room.  And the guy measuring for blinds.  :)

Okay.  I MUST write for the ficexchange this weekend.  My recipient will be SO disappointed if I don't.  And we can't have her unhappy; no we can't.  :)
I hear:: Clifford the Big Red Dog
Mala13oct on February 22nd, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
I *love* the house... and the space... and the kitchen!! And the laundry room!! :)

Carrie, you lucky, lucky girl!

PS: Sorry for the abundance of exclamation marks... I am torn between squealing over the picts and going pea green looking at them. Seriously, I would kill to have the space that you have.
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
No one know's I'm lucky more than me. I still can't believe it.

And Nolan travelled all the time when we were first married. I remember thinking, 'Is this how it's supposed to work?'
Embellishedembe11ished on February 22nd, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Your house looks great! I am having serious kitchen envy right now!

Good luck getting all your stuff done this weekend!
Carrie Leigh: It was a dark and stormy nightcarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
I can'y wait to cook in that kitchen. AHH!

How's your exchange fic going?
Embellishedembe11ished on February 23rd, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
My exchange fic is... um... out of control, I guess. I think I am about two-thirds to three-quarters of the way done with the first draft, but it may end up longer than I am expecting (which is a lot longer than I was expecting when I picked the prompt!). I hope to make significant progress this weekend, but I had similar hopes last weekend, and hardly managed anything. The looming deadline is starting to be counterproductive, I think. So I am generally stressed. That's probably more than you wanted to know, but you did ask! How is yours going? Or should I just take your hopes of working on it this weekend as a sign of how it's going?
Carrie Leigh: writer coffeecarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
I'm probably about as far along as you with NO conceivable end in sight, as usual.

I'm truly hoping that it will become apparent as I type it into the computer...
Embellishedembe11ished on February 23rd, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you will find the perfect ending!

I at least know how my story is going to end. It's just getting there that has been the problem!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Heart Steamjandjsalmon on February 23rd, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
*waves at the blinds guy*
I LOVE your laundry room too!

I would be DYING waiting and waiting for the house to be done... and I remember the pics you posted of just the framing and stuff - WOW things are going quick! WOOT!
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: *waves at the blinds guy*
Troy. That's the blinds guy's name. I hang out with his wife at the pool in the summer.

I'm ready, but I wish I could *poof* wave a wand and all the stuff would be moved.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Draco - The LOOKjandjsalmon on February 23rd, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Re: *waves at Troy*
Oh goodness me I understand exactly - we get movers now... they pack up everything too... so YAY for the Mounties paying a fortune to move their staff, eh?

The countdown is on.... HEE! YAY for new houses. :)
Carrie Leigh: Dean handcarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Re: *waves at Troy*
We'll have movers, too, but they don't pack things...

I'm just me: waterhouse paintingairmidm on February 23rd, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
I adore the house! What I wouldn't give for the kitchen, laundry room, and that gorgeous bathroom. *giggles* Of course it would be hubby's company that would put a hole in your ceiling...how soon will they have it fixed?
Carrie Leigh: cab or monkeyscarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Oh, they'll fix it when they come in to fix all the other cosmetic things, like where the trim guys banged into the walls....

I'm just me: travis black and whiteairmidm on February 24th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Well, at least you don't have to fix it yourself!

(I am giggling at your icon since the T/G story with the Wizard of Oz references is posted and I am posting the second half sometime today!)
Carrie Leigh: cartoon OZcarrie_leigh on February 24th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
The first part was posted? How did I miss that?

Must read after church...
I'm just me: Pogue grinairmidm on February 24th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Hee! It is posted at andsilently. I can't wait to know what you think of it. I think you will appreciate Pansy. :)
autumnrhythm30: SFU- Nate on exctasyautumnrhythm30 on February 23rd, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
::is jealous::

Hell, I'm jealous of the tub, mostly. Gorgeous!!

::thinks about my craptastic apartment and sighs:: 5 months to go!!
Carrie Leigh: by lilliana sanchezcarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
I'm very excited about the prospect of that tub, too!
Celinaxoxrhapsodyxox on February 23rd, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
Your kitchen is amazing! Seriously, I'm lusting over it.
Carrie Leigh: vintage winkcarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
I've got the first meal I'm going to cook all planned out. I'm such a nerd.
seegrimseegrim on February 23rd, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Beautiful! Very nice. You'll have a princess tub, too! Hooray, soul sister!

Oh, and yeah, you should probably work on your exchange fic. I still haven't really started on mine. Eek!

I'm sure the person I'm writing for is lovely and will appreciate my feeble attempt at writing something decent.

Hopefully the person you're writing for is lovely, too!
Carrie Leigh: a rainbow diescarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
The person I'm writing for is beyond lovely...
sue_bridehead on February 23rd, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
How getting exciting - it's nearly done! :D (Your house, of course; not your fic, or mine.) :P
Carrie Leigh: daffy robincarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
The house is definitely farther along than the fic.

dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on February 23rd, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
I love the pics! I want your bathtub, kitchen and most especially your laundry!
Carrie Leigh: Muttleycarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Maybe washing clothes will be fun. I doubt it, but you can always hope, right?
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on February 24th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
At least your surroundings will be pleasant :)
maureenmaureen on February 23rd, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
Beautiful space you've got there, woman! I love seeing houses come together. Write well this weekend. I always like your stuff. In fact, I just went and re-read 'Reclamation' yesterday as sort of literary comfort food.
Carrie Leigh: a rainbow diescarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
Literary comfort food! I love it!

That just made my day.