Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Kitchen Finished (pretty much)

Since my kitchen is pretty much finished, I thought I'd post some photos. I still have to caulk and paint the trim, and I want to get window coverings, but I've run out of money. I have the caulk and paint I need, but for that, I've run out of ambition. I have a five-day weekend coming up for Christmas, hopefully I can get myself motivated enough to paint the trim before I have my family over on Christmas. But, this will give you an idea of what my kitchen looks like. Even since these photos were taken, I've added a few more touches. Once it's completely finished, I'll post some final photos. The table you see in the picture is one that my sister's in-laws were kind enough to loan to me until I can get a leg made for mine. You know the one; the infamous Home Depot "we threw your leg away" table? Anyway, I still have an antique breakfront that will go in the kitchen as well. I just need to get the trim painted first.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

In the dark. At least for a little while.

I came into work this morning, running my customary "five minutes" (it's really more like 10) late, to find that we had no power! All of downtown Youngstown was out! I was thrilled, to say the least. The word on the street is that a generator had blown "up on the hill". I don't know which hill they were talking about, but who cares? I had an unexpected day off in my near future. And on such a good-weather day, too. I was already planning on what I'd be doing in the park today. But, alas! It only took the electric company 45 minutes to fix that generator. They are just too efficient for their own good. Well, for my good, really. But still. Damn.