Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The View Around Here

This is the view into the family room from my station in front of the stove.  I'm here alot--and yesterday I made some changes.
 First, I went out back and cut off some lilac to bring in for enjoyment.  The carnation you see hiding in there is from Mother's Day.
 Then, I went to my newest favorite place--a big antiques barn--and purchased this ironing board.  It's the perfect height to use behind the sofa.  I am thrilled to be able to add another light in here. We don't use the overhead light, and the two lamps we're using weren't quite enough. The lamp I'm using on this new table is an extra we had at home, and the shade's proportions aren't quite right, so I may tweak this some more, but even as it is,  I love it!
 And while at the antiques place, I decided to start a collection.  These are glass insulators--from telephone or telegraph lines (I'm not really sure).  Anyway, once I have these ledges filled with different shades of blue and green, it's going to be very pretty.  I don't think Rob loves this development as much as the ironing board/table...but I have a bid in on a purple one on ebay.
 All that news was more than enough to make a good blog post, right?  But then this morning, there was BREAKING NEWS!  Remember "the Smoker" from last week?  I was all set to follow Jodi's advice if/when he turned up again, and for the first two days this week, nothing.  When I woke up this morning, no car, but as I was taking the butter out of the fridge, I heard a loud crash.  I went to the front of the house to discover that our next-door neighbor (a teenage girl) had done this to her car:
 when she drove it right into the back of the Smoker's car!
Both kids called their parents to the scene.  (Actually I think the neighbor girl just ran home to get her dad.)  And the cops were called.  Rob went out after they were all done making their reports and learned that the Smoker lives in our neighborhood. I would love to know what he told his parents and the cops what he was doing over for now, I'd guess that he's not going to be stopping by here again any time soon.  And if he does, the cops will know exactly who I'm talking about!


~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I love the ironing board. I was eyeing one just like it at our local antiques store -- it was on sale for $5. I decided that I really didn't *need* it, but you clearly did!

And I'm so glad you car situation got resolved -- it's too bad that it had to be at the expense of an accident though.

caknitter said...

Wow talk about fate! Of course, it's not an ideal situation but it put a stop to the morning visitor. Hopefully, the smoker's parents will ask what he was doing in front of your house.

Larissa said...

First of all, I love the view from your stove - it's light and open and airy! The ironing board makes such a great sofa table - great buy! If the high school is just down the street why do all these teenagers need cars to get there - looks like everyone could use a few more driving lessons.

Kristyn Knits said...

Looks like your home is full of windows that bless you with the warm sunlight! Love your new additions...and let the search begin for insulators! I love your reporting skills- mystery solved!