While we were there I proved that I am no longer a New Yorker by (wait for the pain) shopping at Pottery Barn. We were looking for a pestle for the bar cart. Yes, I visited a chain store in NYC. Feel free to judge. I judge myself and all like me. I used to make fun of the tourists at the Gap in Times Square. You have a Gap where you live! It's the same stuff. Now I am one of them. I feel nauseated.
Then the worst is - we found a super cute pestle for $8, which is not a bad price. We also found a light fixture for the half bath for (wait for it again) $13.97! It was orginally $149.00! Universe - stop rewarding bad behavior! I know - whore for a bargain. Again, if it makes you feel any better, I am ashamed of myself.
On Saturday we chill-axed, as apparently we find hanging out with friends, shopping, driving, eating chips and drinking margaritas exhausting. Our lives are so hard. We also went antiquing that afternoon at a local antique mall. We did not buy anything, but we were very tempted by a seltzer bottle for the bar cart and very fascinated by a guy next to us on his cell who was surprised to learn his daughter was pregnant. I mean, it was like we got to live it with him. He first followed us around talking on the phone, and then we ran into him later discussing it with his girlfriend.
On Sunday we soffit-ed again. It may never end. We put up a metal piece to support a duct, took down the last extraneous piece of wood, and added a support beam to hold up the box around the pipes.
|The metal tape now supporting the duct. Getting the drill in there was not easy. Luckily the husband had me there to share supportive words such as, "Are you done? I'm hungry!"|
We also had dog/park time each day, tried a few smaller projects, made yummy vegetarian dumplings, watched several old Big Bang Theories and ate copious amounts of Greek food. And you? Anyone else going to reek of garlic for the rest of the week from one too many pita chips full of Tzatziki?