Monthly Archives: May 2013

Top 2 Reasons G.O. Bought Our House

Please view the 2 reasons G.O. agreed to buy our Dutch colonial foreclosure:

NUMBER ONE  —  THE GARAGE

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It’s homely, strangely short + not that ginormous . . .

. . . which, sadly, kind of describes ME!

Va va va voom!

Va va va voom!

HA! — but I “keed”!

And I digress.

NUMBER TWO — THE SHED

This garden shed's on the huge side, meaning thumbs up from G.O.

This garden shed’s on the huge side, meaning thumbs up from G.O.

(For a starter, that can crusher’s gotta go.)

Any-hoo, if you ask me, these forelorn structures should thank their lucky stars

we arrived, just in time to give them both their facelifts.

I’ve already described my hopes + dreams for that garage,

which is now sporting its new  + muy bueno charcoal gray roof.

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And soon(er) than G.O. would like, my roof spire:

Can we please do this TO-day?  She asks.

Can we please do this TO-day? She asks.

He said something about it being “low on (his) priority list.

PLEASE.

It’s at the top of mine!

(Stay tuned.)

Now, to the shed.  It will soon have a colonial red steel roof.

Hello, gorgeous!

Hello, gorgeous!

Despite this ^^ colorful choice ^^

GO has been complaining about my ‘drab’ exterior color scheme.

Perhaps this is one reason why:

The darkest of dark charcoal gray!

The darkest of dark charcoal gray!

It’s ^^ my color inspiration for the shed ^^ — something of the dark gray persuasion . . .

. . . in my favorite — the solid color stain.

Raven, please

Raven, please

But wait!  There’s more!

Those plain Jane plywood doors aren’t going to stay that way,

not when I’m around.

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Here is my garage door inspiration, just down the street:

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It’s hard to see, but there’s diagonal bead board here, people!

Consider it done! — on our shed’s plywood cheapies — + hopefully, soon!


Martha + JCP, Update

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SO, earlier this week I  blogged about J C Penneys’ mod, new makeover

 + gushed about their collaboration with Martha.

https://redbirdv.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/marthas-at-jcp/

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Well, last night I saw one of their  TV commercials, + it was very odd.

It sounded downright apologetic!

It seems the buying public has not embraced the new JCP as I have!

Furthermore, they, J C Penneys (no longer JCP!),  has “listened”

(to the howls of protesting ex-shoppers, I presume)

+ will go back to their stodgy, former selves!

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That’s right!

But wait.  There’s more!

Macys is suing Penneys + Martha!

Penneys has fired the new CEO responsible for the new look!

The humanity!

 I guess this concludes my Martha-at-Penneys coverage!

If anyone still cares, one can read more about it here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/j-c-penney-tries-woo-customers-back-apology-6C9720068


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