Friday, January 28, 2011
Faux limed wood panelling, check. Dry rotted camel colored, shag carpeting, check. Plastered, cracked ceiling that felt like the world was closing in on you, check. Oh and not to mention, added set of stairs aka escape route.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
First thing I did was go to the google. Apparently, there's a whole website dedicated to Mac Rumors ergo forums.macrumors.com, where cases like these have been discussed at length. I studied said threads for hours....to no avail. The Mac gods are against me.
I think I might cry.
I had the iphone from the stone ages (the original) for 3 years. It was falling apart on me, but the guilt of having paid the full price back then kept me from upgrading.
This last December I finally bit the bullet and upgraded.
On Monday, I went to a local children's museum called Wonderworks. I was checking email just as we were packing up to leave. That's the last time I saw it. Yesterday, I checked our online account, and there were calls made from my phone to several phone numbers I don't recognize. I suspended my account.
Unfortunately for me, I never added the "find my phone" app. I live in another universe apparently because I didn't even know what that was until a couple of days ago.
Woe is me. :(
So I am writing this post to tell you! If you have an iphone, you MUST download that app. Also, please add a passcode. My husband has this. I suffer from severe mommy brain, and I really have no excuse as to why I never added this.
My heart is broken. I may have to go back to my stone age iphone that barely works since I am not eligible for an upgrade given that I JUST bought an iphone. I would have to pay $500 for a new iphone. Crumby, greedy corporate America. :(
I am so upset at the poor excuse for a person that took my iphone4, but I am even more upset at the absolutely horrid customer service AT&T provides.
The CS rep told me that I MAY be eligible for an "exceptional upgrade" in June. Apparently, these are early upgrades that are completely up to the store manager. AYFKM? My eligibility for a new iphone is completely dependent on whether the store manager's eggs were over easy or fried THAT morning? Whether there were coffee grinds in his cup of joe? You get the point.
I guess I am going to patiently wait till June, unless my phone completely dies before then. At which point I will march my heiny into AT&T and threaten (like everyone else will soon be doing) to leave to Verizon! Take that "evil empire." hmmmph.
To make matters worse, I gave my old iphone to our 4 y/o. How the heck am I going to get it back? Dealing with him may be more difficult than dealing with AT&T. I may have lots of splaining to do.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I know this bathroom has travelled through the blogosphere at the speed of light many times over since it was first unveiled about 2-3 years ago in the now defunct Domino. I am pretty sure for many it may be old news at this point, but I can't get over it. It still makes my heart pitter patter. Especially since our latest project is a bathroom renovation, I have beautiful bathrooms on the brain. This one in particular makes time stand still for me.
I think about this hunk a lot. I want two of everything on that page. Maybe three of that toilet, which according to Erica at Urban Grace it's a TOTO Lloyd. She's an authority on plumbing fixtures. If you haven't checked out her portfolio and blog, you must. Her taste is impeccable.
Back to this bathroom. That wallpaper is perfection. I love how she warmed up the starkness of black and white with stained wood and industrial elements like the magazine rack, the light fixtures, the mirror, the moroccan table, the chicken wire basket. It's brilliant.
Below is a sneak peak of our own little bathroom reno. It's *almost* finished.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This was the living room. They tore out the fireplace and decided to just cover up that darn hole with a slab of marble. We had already started tearing up the floors at this point. Oh also, there were two sheets of drywall, one on top of the other, for no apparent reason, on that wall you are looking at. That is why the windows look really recessed. My guess is that they drywalled over the windows, later changed their minds, and just cut the windows out. ;)
This is the second bedroom on the first floor.
This was the "master" bedroom for a while.
This was the dining room. The floors were destroyed throughout the house, so first thing we did was put in new hardwood floors throughout the first floor.
This is the bathroom off the dining room. The "main" bathroom, if you will. The previous owners encased the original clawfoot tub, in marble. They put in more terrazzo flooring. The vanity top was marble, a different marble than that enclosing the tub.
This is the hallway that's basically in the middle of the house, between the bathroom, dining room, steps to the upstairs and our old "master" bedroom
This was our "Packers" kitchen. Stay with me. We are still on the second floor. They made the second floor into inlaws' quarters, and because they put a kitchen on the second floor, they had to create a second set of stairs, which is why they removed the closet in our oldest's old bedroom on the first floor-to make room for a second exit in case of a fire.
Here's what I find funny though. I am sure that was in keeping with "code." For safety. But I am pretty sure that nothing else in this house was done according to "code." Pretty certain.
Oh, the kitchen is gone now. It's now the nursery for Lobo 2.0
Below are the second set of steps the previous owners put in so that in case of a fire in the second floor kitchen, there would be two ways to exit the second floor.
And that's all folks! Well, there's more, but I think that's enough for now.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Les Cuilleres by evajuliet-She has beautiful kitchen art.
Grace's Parasol by janethillstudio- one of my favorite etsy shops.
Memories of Fall, Hopes of Spring by ElizabethOcean