Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Warning!  Tons of pictures today!  :)
First of all I found a few recent pics of Miss Karma pre-furniture rearrangement.  Lounging across my leg on the loveseat.  
 She has learned to sit up and not to relax or she falls into the gap.
And here she was in her "getting ready for a good sleep" trance pawing the side of her cat bed.
She shot me her "can't a girl get ready for nite-nite in peace" look. 
This little white plastic basket I use in a desk drawer.  It fits perfectly on the new shelves.  I found a set of them this size on Amazon for cheap!  They'll be perfect for me to be able to take down bottles, jars, and tubes rather than try to stand on the stool and sort through them.  Plan to order them next month along with the bookcase.  Whoohoo!!   
 Was a pretty day yesterday.  In the 80s, but the humidity was about the same--LOL! 
Leah dropped off self-priming semi-gloss black paint last night. 
This is why I can't flip the shelves over.  There are grooves along the bottom so you can set the shelf on the pegs and they won't slide around.  But, as you can see, the bottoms are just raw press board.   
Not sure if I'll get started today.  Caroline comes this afternoon, so it would have to be after that.  We'll see.
Last night as it was getting darker in here Karma was tempted to sneak up on the art table.  I camera-flashed her...
...didn't have to say a word...she sat right down with that "who me" look... 
...but it was obvious that she wanted to check out the new shelves.  No way!  I have to remember to keep that chair pushed in before I go to bed.  ;)  
Lots of pictures over several days of the progress on Dagan and Leah's house! 
Now I could see that the first cement was the footing for the basement walls! 

And I noticed--there are now three houses off on that next street!  I could have sworn there were only two there before.  Wow! 
Must have been a lot of work hauling in all these sheets of wood. 

Then they got it all framed in to pour the walls. 

Now I can tell what I am looking at--LOL!  :) 

Cement poured and set.  

Time to remove the wooden framing.  

Once they get going, they really go to town, don't they?  Exciting to see it slowly taking shape.  Hard to believe in just a short time they will be moving in!!
Told you there were lots of pics today.  And I shall leave it at that and wish you well!!  :):)
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."
Henry David Thoreau


Beth said...

I love all of those pictures of Karma.

The house is moving right along.

I wish you well too.

Megan Adamson said...

I love those shelves! Usually the one's with grooves are meant to hold plate collections, it stops them slipping. I have a really old dresser with a groove like that, but not on both sides.
I still don't get why they are only painted on one side though.

Good luck with your painting of them!

Jenny Woolf said...

Are they building the house themselves? that is really awesome. What a project.

I just love your socks. I want some like that!!!! I wondered what Karma was lying on in the first couple of photos.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Karma is quite the ham. She is far more photo ready than Bleubeard, who runs when I grab my camera. Of course, I can't allow Bleubeard anywhere near my craft space because right now he is shedding so badly.

Hope those baskets work out well for you and you get those shelves painted.

That house looks awfully small to me. I hope it is larger than it looks in photos.

TexWisGirl said...

i know the kids must be so excited to see their home starting to take shape. :)

speaking of karma, she is such a cutie but a marshmallow! :)

Janie Junebug said...

I adore the way Karma is sitting in the desk chair. She is the Queen of the World.


betty said...

That is neat to see the progress on Dagan's/Leah's house; definitely starting to take shape! I bet they are excited to get into it and decorate it and make it "their" house. That Karma! Too much personality she has!!


Tracey FK said...

Karma is hilarious... so much personality... for a cat... might even start liking cats if I visit much more... but the house pics are very exciting... I bet it zooms along from here... can't wait to see more...xx

Serena Lewis said...

Yep, the house is definitely taking shape! Karma is so hearing about her little antics. Good luck with the painting project.

Love and hugs,
Serena xo

DJan said...

The house is indeed coming along, Rita. I love the pictures of Karma getting ready to sleep. What a cutie she is.

Dee said...

Dear Rita, thanks for sharing the photographs of Karma and also for the building site photos. Like you, I didn't know/understand what was being done. Now it all makes sense. Peace.

Toriz said...

Glad their new home is finally taking shape; bet they are too!

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

oooh i love the karma pic's!!
and i LOVE your desk & shelf/shelves arrangement!

it sure is amazing how FAST they get the houses up nowadays!! whew! they'll be in there in no time!!

happy saturday!

AliceKay said...

Love the Karma pics. Can't get much past her roving eyes, can you? lol

The house is progressing nicely. Can really see it taking shape now.

carol l mckenna said...

karma is the 'star' ~ had to come see her ~ love her ~ and you aren't so bad either ~ LOL ~ hugs ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Intense Guy said...

Karma Kat get Kaught on desktop...

...not Kontrite at all I bet.