Basement of Doom

July 7, 2011

There is no new post yesterday because I got into a five hour HGTV trance. I watched couple after couple look through new…and pricey homes. They would look at bathrooms and master bedrooms and decide if it were up to their satisfaction…as they were looking to spend almost a half million dollars on a home. There was a couple who settled on a lovely farm house out side of Milwaukee and another couple who went into a bidding war over a bungalow in Toronto. My favorite..of course..was the estate bought in Fiji for almost 2 million.

Then I ask Josh..again…about the stink that always accompanies the air being turned on. We have a large basement project ahead of us..but I figured some animal had crawled into the air conditioner and died a slow death and was now decomposing…but being preserved by air coils.

There is an old mattress in the basement that is getting nasty and moldy. So we decided to get it to the curb since today is trash day. apparently…the connection from the kitchen sink the main drain is now clogged. (hence smell) and there was backed up food in the basement drain. awesome. and now a large community of fruit flies and really did i mention the smell.  I had to run to Wal-mart (because all crisis happen after the safer, cleaner, Target is closed) $65 later I am armed with bug foggers, masks, gloves, bug killer, air freshener, mold and mildew cleaner, and dampness removal crystals.

I thought about those HGTV people in their 400k and 2 mil houses and wondered if they will face such challenges after the cameras are off and they have been in these houses for a few years. Does the 700K old farm house tend to get damp basements in the spring? Does the island paradise of Fiji get a funk after a fall rain storm?

Being a homeowner is trying and expensive..apply all Murphy’s laws and hope like hell you don’t get sewer bugs in your basement.


July 5, 2011

“Do u know it’s a scientific fact that women are better at grocery shopping then men? It’s science” Josh Taylor

deal of the day

July 5, 2011

I loved this soft navy silky top when I tried it on at the Limited a few weeks ago. I have become obsessed with all things navy blue! now thanks to 40% off for the holiday and a reward card..I have practically stolen this top

Top:                                            49.40
Discount 40% (code fireworks)    (19.80)
Reward Card                              (15.00)
Final price                                   14.70


July 3, 2011

Josh: I am the most patient person in the world. I deserve that title.

Olivia : no…GOD is the most patient person in the world

small changes

July 1, 2011

The thing about getting older is that change becomes harder to deal with. a new person in the office, a new mailman, a new car..any sort of interruption to the everyday is such an adjustment. Like babies when the time changes, we become cranky when something is not the same as it always was. In accounting SALY (same as last year) is a norm we strive to pull away from since you aren’t making things better if your answer is that’s how it was done before me. nothing is set in stone…so nothing is unchangeable.

Honestly…all this drama is over a haircut. Tomorrow is haircut day. Mostly I love haircut day…it is a couple hours a month when someone else washes, dries and styles my hair. And for that whole day…i run my fingers through my freshly smoothed hair and hope to heaven I will be able to style somewhere close to what she has done. Anyone who knows me knows I am especially attached to my long thick hair. Every time I get a cut, I immediately want to grow it back. Lately I have been seeing adorable shorter styles. Since I have emulated Jennifer Aniston’s hair since I had the “Rachel” in high school its only natural that I would crave her sun soaked bob. I have spent the day face deep in all my favorite magazines to come up with the perfect mix of young, professional and of course flirty. Emma Stone’s bangs and choppy layers are the winner..and of course a pic from Lucky Magazine’s hair look book. I think with a little style mag confidence I can pull off a five to six inch chop. Part of finding my creative voice is..of course..a good haircut.

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