---Alice Abrams

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

~~~Happy Days Are Here Again~~~

Finally, I'm "centered!!!"

Now, I have to think of something clever to say. We're trying to get the kitchen renewed. We have abominable carpet in the kitchen that's seen 30 years worth of footprints. I've had so much fun keeping in dirty, like dropping eggs on it. We have some beautiful laminate wood that should be installed by next week. We hauled off the old stove/microwave combo and I have a new beautiful stove I can actually cook on. I was afraid the old one would blow up, and I didn't want my eyebrows singed.

We're trying to figure out how to put a cooler in so we can stay cool in the summer without using the AC. Since our humidity is so low (it's a dry heat), a cooler isn't an issue like it is in the more humid states. The guy hubman talked to said the vents in here are not large enough to accommodate a cooler. A window unit won't work because it would be blowing right on the back of our necks. It seems that nothing we do is easy!

It's been a long slow process - we still have to finish painting, of course we'll wait until the middle of summer to start that again. NOT!

Well, this certainly isn't an entertaining post but it's either this or an anti-Obama rant, and I'm tired of ranting! Have a great Thursday! Give someone you love a big hug...


Mo and The Purries said...

The new template is perfect for you!

Amazing Gracie said...

Thanks, Mo! Now that it's set up correctly, I can change frequently!
It's like moving furniture around - I like a change now and then!

Anonymous said...

Yay for your template displaying as you like!

I love remodeling, but seem to run out of ooomph as the end is in sight. I still have tons of painting to do, but decided to let it wait. I need a break!

Traveling Bells said...

This looks GREAT, Gracie! I always enjoy your rambles b/c I learn just a wee bit more about you each time.

Big hugs, honey...

Sandee said...

I love the new look and you finally got the header centered.

Let us know what happens with the cooler issue. I'm ready for some of that dry heat too.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh i just love it gracie!!! and the house too! coming along nicely. my closet is almost cleaned out enough that i can take a photo in there! that took me years! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

Hi Ms. Gracie:

Congratulations on your centering success. The format looks great, and your new header is very creative.
Sorry, I have not visited in awhile. I closed down the bakery for two weeks and went on vacation. I travelled to Hawai'i and had a wonderful time visiting Oahu and Moloka'i. I am still awestruck by the beauty and serenity as well as the varied climates and topography of the islands. I also ate great food and visited a couple of bakeries as well (yes, it was fun to be a customer at a bakery for a change). I will try to post some photos at my blog site.

Regarding your cooling situation. Before we installed a central A/C unit, my wife and I used a Haier portable air conditioner ( it is about the size of an undercounter refrigerator, on wheels, and it needs to exhaust out a window). It was ok within a continuous space but could not effectively cool separate rooms. The only way to cool the rest of the house was either by moving the unit around or by strategically arranging a series of oscillating fans - i know, not the most ideal set-up (and it drove my wife crazy). There are some other brands of portable units.

I do not know if your early morning hours are cool. If so, you could consider opening your windows early, and then after closing them, turning on the fan (no AC) on your central air unit. The fan will circulate the air. If the heat becomes really bad, you can turn on the A/C. So much for my 2 cents.

I hope that you and your family are doing well and keeping healthy. Take care.