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At the start of every spring I start dreaming of some special little spot in the backyard where I can hide and read. So far it hasn’t happened (especially since there’s still snow on the ground and it’s 11 degrees outside), but when I spotted this little Bohemian trailer on Apartment Therapy over the weekend, I knew I’d found the perfect thing. I even went so far as to see if there were any trailers listed in the ‘free’ section of Craigslist, but nothing so far. Isn’t this place amazing? What a great escape!
I know I’m a week late in sharing, but I made a special cake for my favorite holiday last Sunday. While everyone else was watching the Superbowl, I was watching a real classic. Unfortunately, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so six more weeks of winter for us!
Remember the gas cooktop that I was so excited about? The one found on Craigslist for a great price and there was even talk of stars aligning? Yeah, well, as it turns out, not so much. J did a ton of research on installing these things and decided that he just wasn’t comfortable dealing with natural gas, which is completely understandable. We called our local plumber out and he couldn’t install it because the drop-in part of the cooktop is too big for the opening in the counter and since the dishwasher is on the other side, there isn’t enough counter to cut to make it fit. We were too eager and uninformed when we made our purchase. I saw a 30″ cooktop and thought it would fit because it never once occurred to me that the drop-in parts are not at all standard. It was a good deal, just not for us. We are going to get a second opinion to see if there’s anything that can be done. If not, we’ll try to re-sell it on Craigslist. In the meantime, we are considering this to be a lesson learned as we go back to the drawing board. Know thy drop-in measurements!
What about you? Have you ever bought anything in haste only to regret it later? Ha – no one ever does that, right?
If you’ve been following the January Cure over at Apartment Therapy, this past weekend was all about flowers, bedroom organization and cleaning. I still can’t bring myself to buy fresh flowers but we did finally hang the spider plant in the bedroom. I love the way the healthy green really brightens the drudge of winter.
Unfortunately, we still haven’t started on the basement project because, once again, we’ve been side-tracked. Last year it was our bedroom floor and now it’s the kitchen. We’ve started some ball rolling that can’t be stopped, apparently, because we bought a new-to-us gas cooktop on Craigslist and our next project is installation.
(This is the CL picture, not our kitchen.)
This is something we’ve been wanting to do for the longest time and it seems like suddenly all the stars are aligned because we’ve been finding the components we need on CL at great prices. It’s been very exciting for us (we don’t get out much) and J has been cooking some amazing dishes in our ‘new’ kitchen.
Are you working on any projects that you’ve been longing to do?