Monday, September 23, 2013


Plumber is currently at the house fixing the leak in my bathroom.  Sadly, he had to remove tile in the shower area, and there is no tile that matches what is currently there.  My bathroom is completely covered with tile, the walls are covered from floor to ceiling!   Ed and I are off to Home Depot when I get home from work to pick out some tile that will go with the tile on the walls.  I was hoping that they could break through the drywall behind the pipes instead of having to remove the tile work, but unfortunately, it is in the closet, and it is a tight and dark space that is difficult to work in, so instead, they had to bust through the tiles.  Hopefully we can pick out something and have it replaced quickly.  I really miss my bathroom!

I do have good news to report though....Ed was able to get the incredibly large sofa into our place and its looks great!  Its so nice to have a sofa and loveseat in the living room.  We had been living without one for almost 2 years!  Our place reminded me more of Archie  Bunker's home, where there was one chair for Archie and another one for Edith.  Now we can have people over and not worry about pulling out a chair from another room.

 The loveseat has a place of honor underneath Moob's portrait!  We moved the bookcase behind the sofa to make room for this.

Sofa is now the main seating area when we are watching TV, but Ed tends to hog it!  But he's enjoying stretching out while watching football, and I take it over when watching my shows.

The chairs have been moved behind the sofa to form a small reading area.  Sadly, the leather chair is showing damage from Moob's handiwork.  I have some tape over the areas where he scratches.  I did find an interesting video on YouTube about fixing leather furniture damaged by cats.  Need to find that leather cleaner.  Our damage isn't as bad as what is on the video!

Over the weekend, we moved the bikes to the storage area (since we probably won't be riding much in the coming months), and it definitely helps to open up the space even more.  So far I'm liking the new setup.  Now I'm contemplating putting the red rug in the living room and moving the blue and white one back to my dressing room.  Its fun to switch up things!

Girls Don't Poop -

Holy Crap!   That was funny!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Goodwill visit

A couple of weeks ago, our office was closed for the Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah, so Ed and I made a trip to the local Goodwill, this was the same Goodwill trip where I saw that hideous Mind Your Bag thing!  But below are some other interesting things I found.  Sadly, I did not buy anything this trip, but its fun to look!

 Some wood fruit!  I actually thought these would look pretty cool sitting in a wooden bowl.

 I thought this lamp was adorable!  Would look super cute in a little girls room.

 This purple behemoth looked kind of cool, but was super uncomfortable and the fabric was very rough!

 I sort of liked this 70s style coffee/side table.  Kind of reminded me of furniture by This End Up...remember them?

 Super cute macrame bag!  If only it was bigger...I tend to carry a lot of stuff!

 These club chairs were pretty nice.  I like the shape, but not crazy about the fabric on these, but I'm sure they could be reupholstered.  I must admit, they look better in the photo then in person.

 Snow ball maker!!! Need I say more??

 Really liked this dresser, too bad there wasn't more pieces to go with it.

 I have always loved these horses.  I wanted one so bad when I was a kid, but my parents never got us one.  My cousins had one in their living room, and I recall spending a lot of time on it when I was at their house...their place was like a fun house for me because they also had an indoor swing in their that was pretty cool!

I used to have one of these in my first apartment, plus my mom and dad had one in their living room for most of the 70s and I've always had a soft spot for them.  This one was in excellent condition too!  Very tempting...but already have way too many chairs as it is!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bathroom woes and sofa dilemma

After many trips to Home Depot and Lowes, as well as looking at an incredible amount of bathroom images on Google and suffering bathroom image fatigue, we have decided to just fix the leak, but leave the bathroom "as is".  The main reason being, is our condo management.  They have incredibly strict rules, and are constantly leaving annoying informational flyers on all the doors reminding us of their policies! Seems like there is a flyer at least two times a week!  Ed and I talked about it and realized that we don't want to be here much longer.  We are so sick of the rules (especially the no pets policies on some of the floors, including ours...shhh don't tell them about Moob!)  and would prefer to live in a place where there are less rules or perhaps NO rules except our own.  So now we are contemplating getting a new place to live.  Not sure if it will be another condo or a single home, which makes us realize that we don't want to spend a lot of money fixing up our current place.

About a year ago, we had been looking at homes here and in Florida, but since Florida hasn't been very fruitful in the last year, with regards to finding a job, we are thinking that we should start looking here in PA again. House hunting can be fun, but it can also be a lot of work too.  Sadly, we did see a lovely place last year, not far from our current place, but we ended up passing on it because of some water damage in the basement....but now Ed is having second thoughts about that decision.  Who knows though, the new owners could have had some flooding and had we purchased it, would have regretted the decision in the long run....perhaps.

Regarding our sofa dilemma, over the weekend, we went to South Philadelphia to Ed's cousins house to pick up a sofa and a loveseat that he was getting rid of.  The furniture is super nice and comfortable, and we were pretty excited to get it. We had already brought up the loveseat and were in the process of loading the sofa on the elevator when the security guard came over to tell us that there is no furniture moving on Sundays.  Ed immediately got on the defensive and said that it only applied to people moving, and that he had no problems moving a sofa other times on a Sunday.  He argued that we were only transporting a sofa, not a whole apartment.  After a few heated words, the guard left us with a warning that we may get fined.  We frantically tried to fit it on the service elevator after he was gone, but it was just a little too big.  As I was trying to tell Ed to angle it in the corner, he began to get impatient and the idea of being fined started to set in.  Since the guard was a little threatening and would most likely report us, we ended up pulling it out and putting it in storage until we could schedule a time to use the service elevator.  When I called Ed this morning to see when we could schedule a time to use the service elevator, he was a bit angry because he just finished talking to the building management and was told that we had to wait until Thursday! Apparently the building maintenance crew is using the elevators this week to rip up and replace carpeting in the building for most of the we have lousy timing!   Ed is now regretting getting this furniture, but I'm trying to look on the bright side of things.  I think we can get it on the elevator...I've seen other folks move their huge sofas in there.  Ed is not as confident as I am that we will get it in though.  Sometimes I wish he would stop being such a Debbie Downer! I'll let you know how we make out on Thursday.


Friday, September 13, 2013


Last Thursday I was in Goodwill and spotted this, this....seriously....what the hell is this thing????!!!!  Its so unbelievably ugly and just.....WTF???!!!

Its a hand holding a bag and there's a clock at the top....and ooooh, it changes color!  It one giant ugly alarm clock!  No wonder this thing ended up at Goodwill.  I cannot imagine anyone having this monstrosity sitting on their bedside table!

This is just the weirdest thing I've ever seen!  Great!...its it can easily be put in the trash!