Since the day we purchased our home, the two fences that divided our driveway and rear alley from the backyard drove me nuts. They were both the type of pre-built, cheap fence panels you can purchase at a big-box store (nothing wrong with that) and ours were poorly installed and never painted/protected. The end result were fences that were rotten, warped, and hanging off the hinges.
The old fence that divided the driveway from our backyard.
In typical obsessive, control-issue fashion, I wanted to design and build them myself, and I’ve always LOVED the modern horizontal designs. Finally, I wanted them to complement the pool security fence, so off to the internet I went in search for inspiration. Once we found similar designs that we liked, I went to work measuring and working it up in Adobe Illustrator, right down to the pica.
I’m all about efficiency these days. More so than usual. Grad school started at the beginning of January and what was previously known as a balancing act has become an expert performance in task management acrobatics. Between our full-time work schedules, and full-time terrible twos schedule, house projects are momentarily on hiatus as we adjust to our new time constraints and attempt to somehow squeeze in sleep and day to day chores.
The house is messier. The nights are longer. Leisure time is more limited. Brain function is at capacity.
I’m definitely pregnant with an MBA. Luckily, there hasn’t been any morning sickness (aside from it being flu season).
Although this is usually the part where I promise to blog more and update on a regular basis, I am taking a sabbatical from time promises for the next 21 months. My priorities are as follows: family, work/school, eating M&Ms, burning off said M&Ms, home improvement, blogs, laundry. I really hate laundry.
This won’t be a profound post. However, it will be full of sugar, glitter, and planes.
It’s been a long time since celebrating Christmas in a true, leisurely fashion, but this past year, both G and I landed gigs that allow us to take an extended period of time to just be. So here goes:
Ornaments: The Next Generation