Friday, July 6, 2018

June household mini-projects

This is the second floor kids' bathroom.  When I was pregnant in 2005, I decided it should be painted a very, very blue.  John hated it.  It took me about 1 year to admit he was right and also hate the color, and another 12 years to finally change it.  We added wood to the mirror, changed the hardware/faucet/lights and re-painted the vanity.  Much better!

We also cleaned out the shower area of the first floor bathroom.  It had served as a closet for 4+ years.
cleaned this light fixture - it had only been 16 years
The "bar".  we'd like a new one, but int he meantime, new paint will have to do.
the lirope I planted in this shady strip died over the winter.  Replanted.  Fingers crossed.
the start of my hot & dry rock garden.  There are giant tree roots, gas line and water line running under this bed, so these plants made sense.  
someone left an offering to the dumpster gods
cat perched on dumpster - probably looking for mice.

painted the front door- brought in a painted for this job.  It took him 4 days, which means it would have taken John and me a month and we would have messed it up.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Springfield, MO

I had to be in court in Springfield, MO and saw this double-trouble mansard complex on Sunshine Street. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Muegge Road Beauty

Cyc sports take us to all sorts of places.  Gus had a game at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in St. Charles county.  St. Elizabeth, by the way, was the first native born American to be canonized.  She is also the patron saint of in-law problems- who knew there was one!  Anyway, I'd seen this little bleu bebe on Muegge Road on my way back to St. Louis from the St. Charles DWC.  But it's a busy stretch of road and hard to slow down.  Gus helped me with the picture.  Finally.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Missouri mansard for sale!

check out this mansard!  It's an apartment unit in Marthasville.  It's French blue.  It has a sweet roof.  Yours for $174,900

Thanks to the keen eye of KZ for locating this beaut.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

New Zealand mansards

Dunedin, NZ
Picton, NZ
Check these mansard roofs out.  Thanks again, Richard.  It looks like an amazing trip.