Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Unfortunately I can't blog about the trainwreck that is my life. There are a few too many people who know me in real life, and although I'm sure that I could write blockbuster no-way-did-that-really-happen stories on a regular basis - that only works well when you're anonymous. Or when the only thing that's malfunctioning is the van door on the highway.

 I might be coming apart at the seams here. But at least we've got alcohol.

So! An update. On SAFE topics.

The architect who designed the beach shack has become a friend. On top of that, I happen to be a very good little CAD technician, and he is swamped with work and needs an assistant. So in between our training sessions on plan drawings - "you can move the tub but the doors have to stay the same".... "I said DON'T MOVE the doors"...."Don't ever put a light kit on a fan".... "Why are there extra switches dangling off this wall?"....  he is cheerleading me through my catastrophes.

In the words of Sherry the Montana Poet, "If I was watershed, he was loyal catchment".  I have pondered how funny this turn of events is - because back when I was told that I had to hire an architect, I pitched a fit all the way to his office. I didn't want to know him.

I am also in the throes of filling out the interior detailing sheet for the beach shack. The ceilings will be beadboard and the walls will be horizontal 1" X 6" pine boards, and everything (floors ceilings walls) will be painted white. Because we've got to have a blank canvas for the important crap:
(yeah I love the green but we are going with blue or red)
and I'm thinking about changing the exterior paint job to this:

The architect makes jokes that my fridge will be too small to fit a pizza box, but I told him I don't care. Since those fridges cost as much as a (my) car, I've got to make sacrifices on the size. Then I complain to him that I don't want drywall underneath the boards on the walls - because I need that extra inch of floorspace!

Then I apologize for being (feeling) crazy. He says no-- every inch is important. In all of life.

I may bite the bullet and get the bigger fridge.
Posted by Katy On 10:58 AM 9 comments

9 comments :

  1. screw getting a bigger fridge--eat the pizzaor stick the leftovers in a ziploc!! :)

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  2. Love the fridge, but when you have all those kids in the house, you're going to curse yourself for not having a bigger fridge- kid's are piggies, especially after swimming.

    It is gorgeous though....maybe get a bigger fridge for the garage to hold extras and beer

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  3. thanks Mollie I just realized - yes i could put a way bigger and cheaper fridge in the garage...and save on floorspace in the house lol! that would work too!

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  4. That green fridge is too cool! Would love to see a fridge in the colors you are considering.

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  5. I'll second the "just get another fridge for extras" comment and add in "you should TOTALLY do that paint on the exterior!!" Love it!

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  6. Keep the smaller fridge make homemade pizzas out of pita and then no leftovers ;) You could definitely place a freezer or "extra" fridge in garage if you have space. Love the retro fridge!!!

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  7. ha! i disappear for a few days and tadah! you have catchment in your life! oh yeah boy! and someone who says every inch of life is important. sounds like a good pendant, huh . . .

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  8. Are you remembering to breathe? And when all else fails...
    wrap yourself in the thought that this beach shack will make a difference in the lives of all your loved ones! You matter Katy!
    dee dee

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