This seems to have been a busy weekend, and it looks like things will continue to be busy until at least Thursday.
This is our third summer in the neighbourhood and we've avoided Taste of the Danforth until now, but on Friday night we walked up to check it out. Insane. Completely insane. I wish I had taken my PoleCam so I could have at least attempted to capture the scale of the thing. I swear the entire city was compressed into about five blocks. We walked the entire length and it was pretty much shoulder to shoulder the whole way. Despite already having eaten dinner, Marshall consumed at least two more dinners' worth of assorted meats on sticks.
Yesterday after three days of no-showing, the contractors returned to finish up. True to their word, they were packed up and gone by noon. I like the paint, the bamboo floor looks great and the new stairway light is really cool (kind of like a 40s diner with a big glass shade), and gives character to the whole room. The rest of the furniture won't be ready for several more weeks, but I don't care because I won't even be here. We swept and vacuumed and very shortly after lunch I began moving weaving stuff up the stairs. The loom itself weighs almost 100 lbs and maneuvering it through our narrow doorways and halls resulted in some cosmetic damage (to the house, not the loom), including some pretty bad scrapes to a newel post. We then remembered that when we moved it up to the spare room back in May, it was in two pieces. No wonder it didn't fit anymore. Anyway, upon reflection, I'd much rather fill, sand and repaint the newel post than have to disassemble and then reassemble the loom, so I think it's a fair tradeoff.newschick
and bro-in-law dropped by for a brief visit. They are New Brunswick bound today, and Nat and I will follow in four days. I have a to-do list, but I haven't done any other prep. It might be time to start packing (and/or panicking).
Wasting no time, I spent a good four hours or so at the loom last night. I felt like I was in that effect you sometimes see in commercials and music videos where the person in the foreground is at normal speed and everything around them is a blur. Much as I enjoyed my classes, it's so nice not to have to watch the clock. Today I have the WHOLE AFTERNOON to myself, and I know how I'll be spending it.