Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Dry Wall Dust
(it's a good thing)


Our house is a neat old thing. It was born in 1945 and has some cool features like retro bathrooms and kitchen cabinets, plaster walls and a slate roof, but by far my favorite feature is our dreamy attic. When Nick and I were crossing our fingers and saying our prayers, in hopes of getting this house, I would wander through it everyday (it was vacant) dreaming of all the changes we would make. At the end of every visit, I would run back up two flights of stairs for one more glimpse of the attic. I loved it--and it more anything, made me want the house so badly. It has a split staircase that divides two large open spaces, cute peekaboo windows and an old planked floor. It reminds me of something out of a childhood novel where the child finds a mysterious old attic filled with treasures....too bad this one was empty. Anyway....


since we moved in, we've managed to fill it to the brim with junk--and it's served really no purpose aside from a storage area. Since the house came with no central air, the attic got to about 2,000 degrees in the summer and freezing in the winter--thus, ending my dreams of using this secret hideaway. Until....


we broke the bank and put a new heating and air conditioning system in a year and a half ago. Finally, there was hope for the attic. This past month Nick has been killing himself dry-walling and priming the entire thing and he's just about done. It will very soon be a wonderful office/craft/sewing room for YOURS TRULY (sorry kids--they lobbied hard for a playroom). I cannot wait for this room to be finished!

Sadly, Nick probably took a few years off his life with all the dust he's inhaled, but I have no doubt when he sees my precious little face beaming at the end of it all, it will be well worth the sacrifice. More updates soon....

6 comments:

Tiffany & Co. said...

Can't wait to see the finished project. You have a good husband!

careymc said...

I'd love to see more pics. of you house, Jennifer! Oh, those homes back east just have so much charm and character...Vegas houses just...don't.

jill said...

I wish Nick would do something with himself. Always sitting around scratching...

eggy said...

Look at the Partii! What a stud. When he's not under a school bus, you have him putting up sheet rock. DO NOT tell my Wife your secrets of getting the honey dew list done.
BTW, you talk about the "peek-a-boo" windows as if West Coast people know what the heck you are talking about. You should take a pic of those.

JENNIFRO said...

Thanks Egg for the tip--I just might. BTW Honey Dew is a fruit.

Jek said...

Biatch!
How many is that now.