Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bathrooms, Vegetables, and SEX*

Now that we've thoroughly recovered from riding our bikes this weekend, we've been thrust into a busy week - both at work and home. Today the plumbers came by and worked on the pipes - switching shower and toilet areas, new tubing for all the new routes, etc. Here's Joe finishing up some work after the plumbers left...

Things of note:

- Lights! We now have all the electricity hooked up, and the last thing that needs to be installed in that area is the exhaust fan. Otherwise, we're wired to go!

- Insulation! No more drafty mornings stepping out of the shower!

- Shower pan (that green thing propped up in the bottom left corner of the picture) - soon to be installed.

- YAY! They're coming back Thursday, and I should have a working toilet by then. Yippeee-kay-yay!

Next Random Topic - VEGGIES!

Last year was our first experience with a CSA - it was a wonderful farm across the river, but it was a little out of the way. It was the only local (available) farm we could find, though. Until this year. We started seeing signs for Sycamore Farms in the winter, on Joe's drive home from work. Sold.

Granted, we're now on a "full share" vs a "half share" from the other farm, but jeezus...

Above is this week's harvest. Two dozen ears of sweet corn, 3 baskets of tomatoes, basil, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, lettuce, dill, cucumbers, peas...much lovely goodness.

Below is what's in our fridge (last night) from June. I kid you not - I'm still eating lettuce from mid-June.

I hate using so much plastic, but I'm reusing the bags until they basically fall apart. So does anyone want any fresh veggies?

Next Random Topic - S.E.X.*!

*Stash Enhancement Expedition

I was so very weak today. Stressful week, much angst. Went to Local Yarn Shop for clarity...

Starting from Noonish:
- 3 bags of SALE!SALE!SALE! yarn - "Baker's-Half-Dozens" (7 balls-per-bag) of yarn for specified prices. Lots of good one-skein projects in the works for various holidays and occasions. Cascade Superwash, bunches of merino-cotton, and a few skeins of ribbon-stuff that I probably will only use for sparkly occasions.
- Oooh, sock yarn: Paca-Peds, Lucy Neatby's Celestial Merino Dream, and some more Mountain Colors.
- And then, there's THE BAG...

I'm not a girly-girl. I don't spend lots of money on clothes. Kitchen gadgets, knitting stuff...that's what I'm about. But when a BLUE SUEDE KNITTING BAG finds you, you must answer the call. Heeeee....

Remarkably, I felt just wonderful after my lunch hour.


idyllicchick said...

Bag envy!!!! What brand is that? It's *gorgeous*!

jacquieblackman said...

Total bag envy!!

And CSA envy! As soon as I get the kitchen back I'm going to investigate what we got here. Woot!

Pam said...

I'm not a knitter, and I like the bag!

Although, I was a bit let down about the sex part not being about sex. :P

Lorena said...

Also bag envy! And CSA envy-- which is kind of funny because we were just talking about this at SnB last week and I have a lot of info to process about what's in the area. Are you happy with yours...?