Monday, July 25

Not the Citrus Fruit

I'm thinking about oranges all the time. So I'm making D. talk about oranges all the time. He's very sick of it all. Interestingly, this is a HUGE role reversal for us. Usually I am the snap decisionmaker, and D. spends a long time looking at all the options, considering all of the consequences, and generally working himself into a tizzy.

I think I wrastled him into agreeing that the color used on a recent episode of HGTV's Design on a Dime was nice. It's orange enough for him, but subdued enough for me. The website says it's Behr's "Iced Tea."

We're also considering a color from Olympic called "Georgian Leather" that falls between the two colors we've already tried but with a smidge of brown in it.

No progress on any other room colors.

The heat wave is back up again. I'm keeping the first floor of the house relatively cool, thanks to tips from Serendipity House.

We've seen two plumbers about creating hookups for appliances - a dishwasher in the kitchen (first floor) and a laundry center in the "utility room" (formerly known as the second floor kitchen). I have plans for how to spruce up the utility room (removing cabinets, paint, and a new floor) into a handy laundry/crafts/mudroom area, but for now we just don't want to walk down to the basement to do laundry. We're city people - lazy and accustomed to elevators. No, really, a second-floor laundry is a modern convenience that will improve the value.

We're waiting on estimates and hoping to decide shortly which we'll go with, then we can buy the laundry center, have it delivered, and on delivery day convince the guys that their policy will really allow them to haul away the Pink Beast of a refrigerator in exchange for a laundry center. Honestly, don't even asky why I have turned my back on this appliance. It's too disgusting to blog about.


At 11:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job on the laundry center. It is a great idea to have it where you have the laundry to do - near the bed rooms!!!!

At 9:05 AM, Blogger K. said...

Actually, I'm thinking very seriously about cork floors in the utility room. Thanks to you, S.!


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