Which is why I found myself spending over an hour at the Country Curtains store staring at curtains. And all I really accomplished was getting new sheers in a new textile (cotton instead of polyester) and color. I hung them a little more stylishly, and we are pretty happy with how the room looks. We walked around and looked at what other people did around our neighborhood, which was mostly blinds, and think that this looks a little nicer.
However, if we ever cut down that tree out front, our privacy is going to be seriously compromised. We are considering curtains in front of the bay window, but haven't yet decided. Maybe we'll figure that out once we know how cold that window will make the room in the winter.
I still find it ridiculous that I spent so long in the store and made so little of an actual change. haha.
I also picked up this fun bike from Pier 1.
Today, instead of painting inside (which is my next task to-do), I decided to spend the day outside with my bff, Jen, who just moved to the area. We decided to meet in MD to go apple and pumpkin picking. Here are some shots from our day.
Do you like how I buckled my pumpkins in? :)
I like how the front of the house is looking a little more like Autumn these days.
Maybe, I will carve out a pumpkin for Halloween and use the insides to make something yummy! :)
I also had to share this photo, taken on the way back from MD. I just studied Paul's conversion on the road to Damascus for Bible Study, so I liked how I drove on Damascus Rd. (PS - the car was not moving while I snapped the photo).
Finally, in a preview of what is to come later this month, my dad and I have been planning out how to put the microwave on its own circuit, so that it doesn't trip the entire first floor's circuit breaker. And I have been trying to get some good shots from the basement of how the wiring was done when the microwave was put in (which was after the house was built). We discovered a questionable outlet above the microwave, and then found the wire coming from the first floor to the ceiling of the basement (next to the sewer pipe coming down in the second photo below). Which means that it is likely that the power for the microwave ties in at the breaker box, which means some manipulation at the box rather than trying to route the wire ourselves. Ideally, this should make things easier. More on that project in a few weeks.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!