Thursday, July 19, 2007


One of the things I was so excited about with the house was the fact I could have a vegetable garden. Well, now I do.

I planted eggplants, tomatos, and peppers. Now I am reaping what I sowed. If you look carefully you can see the budding eggplants. I am looking forward to when they will be large enough and ripe enough.

Recently, I picked my very first tomato. It was a proud moment. I include photographs. And it tasted it as good as it looks.

New Bedrooms

So you saw what the bedrooms looked like before Al got to work. Old fashioned is probably the most polite way to put it. Ugly as a landfill is another.

Now feast your eyes. I've got a hugely expanded master bedroom with a walk-in closet. And then a study. It can be a guest room too, but I need a bed for that. So now I have a two bedroom house. The back bedroom with the acid green shag and pine panels took one for the team. If you want to know where it went, it's now the bathroom and my closet.


Well, here are my bedrooms for the house. These are the before photos. Keep in mind I bought a house with three bedrooms. The previous owners had panelling issues. The only rooms without faux panelling were the kitchen, as we have seen, and the bathrooms.

But here are the bedrooms with their panels. These were what the front bedroom. looked like. Floor to ceiling panels painted blue. A little too much blue, even for me. The other one wasn't so bad. I just didn't understand those mirrored closets. A much later addition to the house.
And last, but always memorable, was the back bedroom. Very retro. I think pine panels with that shag carpet went out in the 1970's. Let's just say all the bedrooms were eye-popping.