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Weekend Snapshot [Jul. 13th, 2009|11:24 pm]
Nicodemus
It was an exciting, whirlwind sort of weekend. Just a few quick notes:


  • kit_ping decided that now was the time to paint Timothy's room. The weather was nice and hot, she had the paint already, and she just felt like getting it done. The bad news is that she hardly slept that night for painting. The good news is that it looks a lot better in there!


  • Timothy got a "big boy bed". He's been looking forward to this because it means he gets Thomas the Tank Engine sheets. (Admit it. You're totally jealous.) So it's out with the crib and in with a full-size mattress that, we discovered, will just fit inside a Saturn Vue if you fold it and drive home hunched over so you feel like you're 80.


  • I'm working on curtains for his room. They're cut and half sewn at this point. I also put up curtains over the laundry nook off the downstairs hall which helps a lot with creating a neater appearance. No matter how much you organize, it's hard to make a laundry area "tidy".


  • marko_the_rat came by to visit on his US tour. We spent time in the city, he stayed the night, we took some fursuit photos, and generally had a nice time chatting. As always, a kind and gentle rat. Lovely to see him again.


  • While in the city with him, we saw the Jim Henson exhibit at Seattle Center (EMP/SFM). As a lifelong muppet fan, that was pretty cool. They had some original muppet pieces (a Kermit that Jim used), a number of props, and a variety of sketches and videos. Quite cool, I thought. Marko, Kit, and Tim also seemed to enjoy themselves.


  • Whipped up a yummy northwestish sandwich: smoked salmon, lettuce, shaved cheddar, and capers on bread and topped with lemon-dill aoli. Mmmmm.

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[User Picture]From: harvardheinous
2009-07-14 01:05 pm (UTC)
Very nice.
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[User Picture]From: mammallamadevil
2009-07-14 02:59 pm (UTC)

what a lucky kid!

your story brought back memories when Dad and Mom tag team painted our little apartment, and Mom sewed curtains.

also had read about the Jim Henson exhibit in VIA (AAA magazine). It's not easy being green.

MLD
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2009-07-15 06:54 am (UTC)

Re: what a lucky kid!

Neato. Yeah, we try for the homey DIY approach and it usually basically works... In many ways, our house is really one giant craft project. :)

I found out about the Henson exhibit from advertising on the sides of the bus lines that run along my commute. When you see Mahna Mahna and the snowths drive past and they're as tall as you are, it catches your attention!
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[User Picture]From: sabercat
2009-07-14 04:10 pm (UTC)

Gah!

"Whipped up a yummy northwestish sandwich: smoked salmon, lettuce, shaved cheddar, and capers on bread and topped with lemon-dill aoli. Mmmmm."

Curse you... :) Now I'm hungry!

Jealous of the Henson exhibit... and the sheets.
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[User Picture]From: orv
2009-07-14 04:53 pm (UTC)
...a full-size mattress that, we discovered, will just fit inside a Saturn Vue if you fold it and drive home hunched over so you feel like you're 80.

Stuff like that always makes me feel clever. I've hauled a flat-packed futon with a Honda Civic hatchback (with the tailgate open), the same futon fully assembled with a Volvo 240 station wagon (ditto -- I was about two inches short of being able to close it), and some eight foot long 2x2s with a VW Cabriolet. (Put the top down, laid them across the windshield header and the roll bar, and tied them down like a canoe.)
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[User Picture]From: donkeyears
2009-07-14 06:09 pm (UTC)

# Timothy got a "big boy bed". He's been looking forward to this because it means he gets Thomas the Tank Engine sheets. (Admit it. You're totally jealous.)


Not really, now if you said Donkey sheets, then I would be.

So it's out with the crib and in with a full-size mattress that, we discovered, will just fit inside a Saturn Vue if you fold it and drive home hunched over so you feel like you're 80.


I got one of thies http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=90154 for my Hyundai assent to pull. You would be surprised how useful they are. I loaded one up moving a full truck sized load of furniture from San Diego to South Bay. It cost me less than doing it with that full sized pick up truck that I did not use.
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[User Picture]From: donkeyears
2009-07-14 06:24 pm (UTC)
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