Thursday, April 2, 2009
The remodeling begins
Miro decided to begin his home remodeling project by bringing a lamp crashing to the floor. Fortunately, the noise of the breaking bulb startled him into jumping back as I crossed the room in a single bound to keep dogs away from the glass. I don't know what he had against the lamp--my late husband's childhood bedside lamp--sitting quietly on a desk. (The photo shows what's left of the broken bulb. The paper shade suffered dents.)
Outside he conducted a Big Dig in the gravel, scratching his way into cement-hard dirt. Being broad but shallow, the excavation doesn't really show in the photo but here it is anyway.
He checked the dishwasher for necessary repairs.
Then he re-arranged the living room.
It's too bad the photo can't convey the true obstacle-course feeling.
Miro is quite proud of his work
but Alanis is ashamed to be seen in such a mess.