Sunday, September 24, 2006

going to hell

GricklePants and I have returned from a weekend in the Bay Area, where we attended a wedding, memorable for all the wrong reasons.

The reception was held at St. Vincent's, a totally beautiful place in Marin. Everything looks as though it has been left to decay into ruins and it was awesome to explore the grounds.

As usual, being raised without religion means I have no manners or respect for such icons, therefore I seize photographic moments like this one below. I'm praying for her acid rain-eaten face to be restored and her arms to grow back:

My only comment about this wedding... Apparently, the wedding was straight out of 1982, as evidenced by this cake:

Yes, gentle readers, there is a giant plastic replica of the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as fountains with colored water.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

what's in the box?


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

and this is what it looked like before

the first thing we did in the house was tear out the carpet from the living room/dining room/hallway. look at gricklepants tear out that gross carpet pad! thankfully, the floors underneath were in gorgeous condition. (the 'gorgeous' modifier may make it sound like we didn't have to do anything else other than rip out the carpet and carpet pad, but in truth, we had to scrub to remove all the carpet pad dust that had worked its way into the crevices of the wood, as well as strip the wax finish then re-wax it. but at least we didn't have to do anything crazy like sand the floors.)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

ok, real quick

sorry bloggy! have been meaning to post but have been busy unpacking. here's a quick pic showing our progress in the living room & dining room (which is the room that is the most unpacked/setup/presentable...)