|Three different stain colors had to be |
chosen for this little patch of siding.
At a recent site meeting we were asked to specify light fixtures for the guest bath, and shelving for the pantry and linen closet. To do this, we needed to check some measurements. One dark and stormy night found us prowling around the house with a flashlight, notebook and measuring tape, measuring closets and appliances to
|Family sized laundry|
We spent a long morning wandering the endless concrete pathways of Ikea, looking for light fixtures and storage for the front hall. Everyone in Ikea shuffled along at the same slow pace, in the same direction, as if we were on a conveyor belt. I felt like an extra in a zombie film. It was a successful trip, at least in terms of inexpensive, functional lighting. But the storage we liked wasn't the right size for stowing bike bags. On the other hand, we avoided buying anything flat-packed that needs assembly.
It’s a pity our stainless steel kettle won’t work on the new cooktop, because most of what we found out there is poorly designed, ugly, or not induction compatible. No wonder folks are going for the built-in, hot water on demand spigots. Yes, we know we can boil water in a saucepan, and yes we have induction compatible saucepans. But they don’t whistle. A whistle is essential for absent minded folk like us.