The Part Where I Tell You I'm Sick: You'd have to live under a bridge to have missed my numerous complaints about this, but I'm home recovering from asthmatic bronchitis (the thing that's been having me in coughing fits I can't control for the better part of a week. I don't know how it is that even when I can't turn on the TV for apathy, and knitting a row takes half an hour, I can bring myself to write. I've had quite a lot of time to consider this (sleeping isn't going so well what with the suffocating cough) and I've come to the conclusion that a) it allows me to communicate at a time when I am feeling very isolated and b) being able to write reminds me that I'm going to get better, that I'm on my way back to health.
In truth I'm a very depressed sick person. I would welcome any good health vibes you've got to spare.
The Part Where I Update You about the Lingerie Shop Along: I have got so much wonderful feedback about the 20% discount at LCL until Oct 31. It warms my heart and makes me feel happy for everyone's boobs! Remember, just type in KLINE in the discount code box and you'll get
that amount extra off of your entire order - even stuff that's already
I'm going to return to this series when my parcels arrive, to give you a reality-blog perspective on my goodies a) pre try-on and b) post try-on. I promise to make it compelling. That should come, parcels depending, sometime next week. FYI, to clarify: I won't be modeling them!
On a totally fun note, my LCL undies arrived in an unprecedented 2 business days - and I didn't get any kind of special shipping. Don't imagine you can expect that; it's never happened to me before. But you can see that sometimes international shipping can be pleasant. Even exciting.
The Part Where I Update You on the Renovation: Oh, my husband is chomping at the bit. You may recall it's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend (the date by which, we were assured, the reno would be finished). Well, we're not quite there - to wit, the scaffold outside my house and the constant activity of trades (try being sick as a dog while you're floors are being installed - not that I'm not entirely grateful!). However, the bulk of things will be done by the weekend.
The floor installation finished 10 minutes ago. Those floors are so freakin' gorgeous it's crazy.
Hell can freeze over, Scott intends to install the custom closets himself this weekend. The couch gets delivered tomorrow. The 30" state-of-the-art (this week) computer monitor cum TV screen is already in the basement.
After this weekend, apparently we'll only have the balcony rail installation to go (they might get to that before Friday) and then, alas, the most grimy part of the whole job. You'll recall we've had a scaffold and taped off the inside door to the third floor to prevent any dust and crap from infiltrating the rest of the house. That's worked like a dream, for what it's worth.
However, the next thing on the list is actually removing and replacing a section of plaster on the the second floor (where the bedrooms are) because the intense smacking of the demo and reno damaged parts of that wall. We anticipated this would happen, btw, so it was built into the plans. We've previously done plaster restoration on a number of occasions at this point, given the age and stage of our home. So we know what we're in for.
After that, they'll need to paint the hallway on the second floor and paint my bedroom (the bone Scott threw me for going along with this thing).
And then, voila. A mere 5 months to a new third-floor. Well, it'll be a couple more months before the custom shelving is in. (And an ever more wan-looking kitchen.)
Wait, I'm supposed to end this on a good note. Love the reno. And I have a new purchase to tell you about in my next post. I haven't talked about this yet but it's been in process for the past couple of months. (Neither underwear nor home reno stuff.) Please stay tuned.