Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Upside to Cancer?


SPOILER ALERT:

THERE ISN'T ONE.




But...IF you were counting, and you guys know I am an optimist and ever the consummate Pollyanna so: my mom did get a handicapped tag and I did get to put it in my car and that was wildly convenient in certain circumstances. 










Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Moving Day!

As much as I loved that little 1+ bedroom upstairs triplex apartment, of course when I bought my little house that meant I had to eventually leave it. It was sad, especially when I saw all my worldly belongings laid out on the grass out front.
 
Life goes on, right?
 
...All of said worldly belongings went on to sit on a trailer in my new house garage for two months while I waited for construction to complete.
 
 




Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Favorites: I Don't Have a Microwave

New to A Lady Reveals Nothing? You've missed SO MUCH. Not to worry. Every Sunday, I dig through the archives to repost an old favorite. Mostly because I'm too lazy to come up with new content every single day. Enjoy! This story originally appeared on September 26, 2014:

 


I don't have a microwave in my apartment.
  1. There is no room for a microwave. My refrigerator is in the hallway for Gosh Sakes.
  2. I don't want to spend the money on a microwave. I want to spend my money on plane tickets and bold-colored-printed-pants.
  3. I am better than everyone and I wouldn't dream of unhealthily microwaving my food.
  4. I like re-heating stuff up in a saucepan. It makes me feel like a pioneer woman taking care of my 5 kids over a campfire next to the wagon wheel.

However, almost every single day at work, I eat one of these:


Image stolen from http://www.missbargainhuntress.com

"Ready in 5 minutes"

Some day I'll tell you all about how I don't have a TV.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Stairway to the Loft

See these rectangular holes below? I made them! With a router. That I broke. Twice. The stair treads go in there.
 
It's Shake and Bake! And I helped!
 
 




 
 


 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

They Grow Up So Fast

Providing transportation to and from my mom's appointments was difficult, especially during her seven weeks of radiation. every. single. day. If her appointments were right away in the morning, I could take her, but some days they were late morning and some days she had to see the oncologist and her appointments went pretty late, after I needed to be at work. We didn't want her riding the bus, because she would have to walk several blocks on both ends through neighborhoods that scare people from towns of 150 people like my mom (plus she sometimes needed a cane and COULDN'T walk more than like two blocks). And taking a cab would be WAAAAAAAAY to expensive.
 
Some days I rode my bike to work and gave her my car. But then my mom got approval from the State for a service called Metro Mobility -- it provides inexpensive rides to people who are disabled permanently or temporarily, or unable to drive for whatever reason. Metro Mobility was so great! They picked my mom up and dropped her right at the hospital. And then picked her right back up and dropped her right back off again, for only $3 each way. Door-to-door service!
 
I forced her to take some "first day of school" pictures, and ain't she cute!
 
 





Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tile Choice

I can't put tile in my upstairs bathroom, because the joists for the loft are "three-foot-on-center" and therefore ceramic tile is too heavy, but I can put it in my little 4' x 8' bathroom on the main floor since the main floor joists are only 18" apart.
 
You learn so much when you remodel a house!
 
Here's what I picked - basically because it's what I had at my last apartment and it's vintage-y cute and basic and white.
 
 




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