Monday, February 11, 2008

thawing out

Yesterday's scare with the broken heater was - thankfully - very short lived. Longtime readers may remember that our furnace was installed about a year ago (what a Christmas present! For as long as I live, I'm sure I'll never get another that will compete with its scale.) So the tech came and installed a new part while we made a speedy exit. Our poor house warmed up quickly, and we were able to come back a couple of hours later with no problem.

But overall it's been a tough few days for the house. We've been having some trouble with the paneling above our mantel over the past several months, and the recent bitter cold seemed to make the problem worse. Just when we thought a panel or two was going to split completely, Rick the handyman got us on his schedule. He came over early Saturday morning and started ripping out the old wall, and installed a new one in its place:

And...ugh, what a mess! But it had to be done, of course. Rick is coming back today to sand and paint us back to a pretty yellow backdrop.

Between the house and what's going on with my son these days, I'm feeling a bit strung out (is that even possible, since I'm not a drug user?) My youngest and I are heading to the gym today. There is a great pilates class on Monday mornings and I intend to be there. Time to recharge a little bit.

Have a great day, ladies!


suburban prep said...

Hope that you are able to de-stress some at the gym.
I am debating about going even though I really need to. It is just one more time I have to get out of the car.

jilly said...

Hope you are staying warm! The new wall looks great and I hope you enjoyed pilates and were able to destress. I did not want to leave my house this weekend, but of course I did. . . .today is a whole different story though!

kristen said...

Glad to hear the furnace was an easy fix--and the wall too.

Hang in there, stay warm, I hope the gym allowed you to destress.

Libby said...

Sending lots of good (and rechargeable) vibes your way, Meg.

The Lawyer's Wife said...

I understand your stress better than I can explain! Worrying about your children and the special things our special ones need can take a long, hard toll. Know that you are cared for and thought about! Hope you continue to thaw out and de-stress! Go Pilates!!!

becky said...

Did you know that stressed spelled backwards is desserts ... and since you did your pilates ... well just a thought! :)

Rosemary said...

Glad you got your wall fixed, and your heat back on.
Excercise is a good destresser.
Stay cozy,

Dana's Design Studio & Wholesale Furnishings said...

Love! This is inspiring.

velvet brick said...

Yeah! for taking care of yourself, as well as everything else in your world and de-stressing! I hope your wall turns out just perfect - I love the soft yellow it really that soft? So pretty!
: )

paige said...

oh what craziness!
hope you feel centered after your pilates class!

Belle-ah said...

Oh my...the timing on the challenges...what IS that about? (((hugs dear blogfriend)))!

restyled home said...

I hope the time at the gym, focusing on YOU helped lift your spirits a bit...

If it helps, your living room is going to be amazing when finished!!
You have great taste!!


homedaisy said...

come out, come out wherever you are! i miss you! :)