Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

The House, an update

No cute pictures today. I'm sans computer and sans internet. . . thank heavens for the Public Library, eh? (April did a cute job describing our local branch, where I'm sitting right now.)

Here is what's happened and what's happening over the last couple crazy weeks:

Last week:
  • Wednesday - Drywallers finish mudding and taping, floor guys do prep
  • Thursday - Drywallers prime walls, floor guys lay wood floor throughout
  • Friday - Cabinet installers build cupboards
  • Saturday - tile guy lays tile in bathroom,
  • Saturday - WE MOVE! Phase I, from condo to garage at new house
  • Sunday - First night sleeping on mattress in basement

This week:

  • Monday - Finish cabinet installation
  • Tues-Sat - Paint and trim
  • All week - clean and touch up condo
  • Thurs - renters move in to condo May 1!

Next week:

  • Monday - My mom arrives to help with Lucy
  • Mon-Thurs? - Floors sanded and finished
  • ? - Countertop installed
  • Appliances arrive
  • Friday - My dad comes in town to help
  • Saturday? - Phase II of the move, from garage into our new home!

From now till forever:

  • yardwork, fix things, tell hubby what to do, hubby magically fixes things better than how I told him to, play, have bbq's, enjoy new home


hOLLIANN said…
They say the true test of a marriage is building a house together, but I think it may actually be remodeling...Looks like you guys are doing great!
April said…
Woah! Busy busy busy! Ok, so really I need to help the best way I know how.. babysitting! I will totally put my dog in his kennel and make my home nice and clean if you want to drop off Lucy - think about it!
I stopped by with Richard tonight so he could measure out the counter top - how beautiful it is looking! Great design job! You rock.
Unknown said…
Let us help too...What do you need? Thanks for the birthday call.
The Kyles said…
Someday you'll look back at this and laugh... isn't that what one is supposed to say? :) Seriously though, everyday you get closer to living in your very own, very cool, newly remodeled house!!!! I am so jealous! by the way, I posted the posole recipe on my blog...
missy said…
It's getting close! I can't wait to see the end results! I know those library computers well... don't forget to sanitize your hands afterwards! :)

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