Monday, July 26, 2010

Basement Reno

We finished the basement reno yesterday, ending with our room. We replaced some old nasty berber looking carpet in a very unforgiving white to a floating vinyl floor with a wood look. I absolutely love it!

My husband did all the work, I assisted with handing the flooring and clean up.

It is such a nicer looking space. I can't wait to move the furniture back into my bedroom now that the floor is done there too.

First picture is of the living room progress, the second shows the living room done but the baseboards not yet up and lastly is the photo of the living room with baseboards on - our bedroom furniture is still there so that's why you'll see my nightstand in the shot.

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's a Dog's Life

Here is Oliver and he's as happy as a pup can be. You see we are continuing some home renovations which means we are pulling out the carpet in our bedroom. Tonight we emptied out our room and brought our bed into the family room. Oliver couldn't wait to get on it, he tried jumping on it when it was just the box spring. He doesn't normally sleep with us, he's had a few sleep overs as we call them but generally he's in his kennel at night. Getting to even lay down on the big people bed is very exciting for him. Because the bed is in the common living area there is no way to keep him off of it, so he will be in his hay day this weekend. Little does he know he's still going into his cozy kennel at bedtime......shhhhhhhhh don't tell him, that is our little secret!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Weekend Get-A-Way

Queen Anne's Lace

A cabin that remains from the 1800's. No longer rented out it is used by the park staff.

Weekend get-a-way knitting. I started on Friday evening and I made some good progress. It was a relaxing place to sit and knit.

A walking path up to the chalet.

Oliver hanging out in our rented cabin. This was a wonderful cabin and I'd definitely rent one again.

One of the old cabins is used by a local artist, she was busy painting inside.

The Chalet, built in the early 1800's it was a busy site in the early 1900's as people gathered for many social events, a bustle of activity. It was later destroyed by fire one winter and the snow was so high that year that the volunteer fire trucks could not get passed the snowed in roads. Thankfully there was a water tower nearby. As the chalet was built of stone most of it was preserved. They built again re-doing everything from the inside. It is now used exclusively by park administration, although when we were visiting someone was getting married in the garden, just up those stairs.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Car Knitting

We are on our way home from a fabulous three day stay at a lovely cabin at Kenosee Lake! I've taken the opportunity to get more done on my shawl. After having to frog the first attempt at a wool peddler I'm way behind. Thankfully I've decided to do a nice simple shawl 'Andean Treasure Shawl' found at Knit Picks, very pretty but easy and quick to do.
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