Archive for March, 2010

knock on wood…

…I think Spring has finally arrived to Minnesota.

My tulips are finally making an appearance!

And speaking of plants, we’ve got a new plant in the yard, albeit a dead one:

And speaking of our yard, we’re starting to get it back!

That’s some well watered grass.

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I’m on a rug hunt. I’d like to put the current living room upstairs in the office.  The office floors are a little worn. And by “little worn,” I mean, “you can get a splinter walking on them.”  Unfortunately, I’m not exaggerating.  At least it’s still hardwood, right?

Here’s the living room, obviously taken around Christmas time (and yeah…we’re rednecks. The exterior Christmas light are still up…whoops).

I’ve narrowed the new living room rug to two options:

Ballard Designs, Le Poeme Indoor Outdoor Rug

5’x8′ for $279


 West Elm, Braided Stripe Jute Rug

5’x8′ for $229, currently on sale for $195

I need to get a second job.

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…I do miss the fields.

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The river crested!

Such good news.  It’s already fallen 6″, and still no water in our incredible, amazing, out-of-this-world basement. There’s our little white house, seen from above when the water was at 25.1′:

 Crazy part?  Normally, from this view, the river wouldn’t even be in the picture.

So yeah, needless to say, I haven’t made any headway with refinishing any of the doors.  Flooding is very distracting.

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To the left…

To the right…

From the front…

Quite the difference from last year!

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and on the up side…

While enjoying lunch sitting on the road in front of the house (now officially closed to traffic because of flooding), I saw a door float by.  I asked our neighbor, who used to live in the house, what it was.  Turns out it was the original front door to the house! After our neighbor removed it years ago, he said he didn’t have the heart to get rid of it, and stuck it in the red barn.  He was nice enough to fish it out of the waters for us.  Yay!

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it’s still rising…

Please don’t reach the house.

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