Friday, September 26, 2014

out and about with Nigel!

From this afternoon's walk.
Our handsome boy!
Nigel was in a wandering mood for both his morning and afternoon walks.  We explored some new streets and visited a different park.  After the rain earlier this week, it was nice to gave some sunshine again.

a series of tubes

from 21 September 2014.  Nigel unwittingly poses next to our two recently installed massive ducts
We now have air conditioning in our new home, just in time for autumn!  The air conditioning installers added these very big ducts next to the very ugly fireplace in the living room.  They go up to the second floor, into the future master bedroom suite.  The plan for the living room is to replace that unsightly white stone, install a gas fireplace, and cover up the ducts with some sort of cabinetry.  For now we're going for the industrial-1970s kitsch look.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Turin, Italy - 41

17 September 2014 - Turin, Italy
12" x 16", digital art

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

waiting for the fish to bite

12 September 2014 - a bush seems like a great place to wait

grass works, too

the fish seem to be taking their time
Nigel and I tagged along with family on a fishing expedition to the river.  You can't tell from the pictures, but Nigel was more interested in interrupting the fishing.

Extra pictures on Facebook.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Great Remodel of 2014 begins...

9 September 2014 - Nigel and I investigate the partially demolished stairs leading to the future master bedroom suite.

9 September 2014 - stairs, looking from below, further along in the demolition and reconstruction.

6 September 2014 - Nigel in the future master bedroom suite.

6 September 2014 - looking the other way, toward the stairs.

7 September 2014 - Nigel in the kitchen area, which we also plan to spiff up.  He's already exhausted by the remodel, and it's just gotten started.

9 September 2014 - the same kitchen area, but with part of the cabinets removed to make room for the improved staircase going up to the second floor.
I've quickly realized that home remodeling pictures are only interesting if Nigel's in them, so I'll try and include him as much as possible :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

back from a walk...


26 August 2014
Nigel was in adventure mode this morning, taking me on a rather extended ramble to streets hitherto unseen by us.  He's been gradually mapping out the neighborhood ever since we moved here.

He has a much better sense of direction than me (ok, that doesn't take much, but his is pretty amazing), and an uncanny (or maybe typical dog) ability to locate all the parks and green spaces.  When he's had enough, he leads me unerringly back home.  A few times he's turned me around when I tried leading him in the wrong direction.

Thursday, August 21, 2014