Friday, September 10, 2010

Meg Ryan's Vineyard Home

For the second summer in a row, we rented a house on Martha's Vineyard. This year, we were a little more adventurous and headed over to Chappaquiddick on our bikes. The only way to get to the small island (from the big island) is by Ferry. The Ferry takes about 2 minutes to cross the waterway and can hold 3 cars and about 15-20 passengers. It's tiny.

As we stepped off the ferry with our bikes, a petite blond hopped out of her car and headed to the ferry to go to the main island. She looked familiar. I recognized that little duck walk. It was Meg Ryan. As she passed me I whipped around and started pointed and mouthing "MEG RYAN, MEG RYAN" to our friends who tried like me to casually glance her way to confirm it. The real clincher was she stepped out of a black Mercedes SUV with California plates framed in "Beverly Hills Mercedes" text.

Lots of celebrities summer on Martha's Vineyard, but she is the first I'd seen. Later in the day I biked past Henry Louis Gates, Jr (who said "hi there" to me as we bikes past each other!), but he's hard to miss on his three wheel bike.

As it turns out, Elle Decor featured Meg Ryan's Vineyard house in the June 2010 edition. It looks amazing . . .

Thursday, September 9, 2010

State of the Rowhouse

It's coming up on 3 years since we've owned the house and I have to say I thought we'd be done by now. But, it seems it's never done. I've learned the hard way that living in a house and trying to renovate it at the same time is a huge task. Your life is spotted with construction dust, and projects seem like they are never finished.

In the next 6 months I'd like to wrap up the following:

 - remodel the upstairs bathrooms
 - re-paint the downstairs bathroom
 - finish painting the living room (hopefully install a bar...)
 - finish painting the fence
 - new wood/railings for the deck
 - landscaping

I know I'm missing things . . . there seems to be an endless list in my head. This weekend, landscaping should start. The front yard is looking a tad lame pretty disgusting and it needs to be tended to. I have about 9,567 decorating projects in my head, but those don't seem as important as say finally painting the walls in our living room.

All in good time. . .

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging

I realize, I've been neglecting the blog. Will cute pictures of the cats make up for it?

Injuries Obtained

  • Sprained Toe/Foot: 1
  • Blood Blisters: 2
  • Splinters under fingernail: 1
  • Bird Shit on me: 1
  • Eye Injuries: 3
  • Burns: 0
  • Falls off ladder: 0 (this is because we don't have a ladder yet)
  • Headaches: too many to itemize
  • Broken Bones: 0
  • Bandages Needed: 5
  • Electric Shocks: 2
  • Stiches: 0
  • Bruises: way too many