ugh, i think i am guilty of saying all of these things.
and i have those bangs.
(sorry for the lame bathroom iPhone picture)
the way i bring people together is by connecting them via whatever may be of interest to them. i know i am gifted at connecting the dots and i use that skill in the relationships i build with others. i also have a tendency to collect and store what may seem like mundane information about people in my head. inevitably, i will run into someone who needs something, and because of the information i've collected i will have just the right person to introduce them to to help them achieve whatever they need. ironically, i am not a social butterfly at all, but i always seem to be able to connect people at the right time.
|a while back, i recovered that teal chair |
in the corner and i love how it turned out!
|my favorite corner of our house right now.|
|i picked this print up in santa fe this fall and i am so glad i did!|
|the view from the kitchen sink.|
|the pass through in all its glory!|
(still waiting on barstools and ignore that internet
cable running across the floor. we obviously have a
bit of work left to do--like paint the trim on the pass-through!)
|this is what the wall looked like on that fateful sunday morning.|
|the death of the sawzall blade and all we had was a 4" hole to show for it!|
|our pass-through, looking somewhat like the outline of the lower 48.|
|me, trying not to be totally dismayed |
by the pipe in the middle of our bar.
|as i suspect is the case with most diy remodel projects, |
this simple pass-through led from one project
to tons of other small projects.
|hammering away from the kitchen side.|
|brandon totally impressed me with his know-how and expertise. |
and his ever-growing list of "required tools."
|we bought a counter top at the resource store to initiate this project. |
while it was marked $10, we got it for $5!
this was the only cheap element of this project.
|our entire house was covered in this dust, |
in fact, i'm still finding it!
|starting to look a whole lot more like a pass-through.|
|we enlisted the help of heath, who was far more confident than brandon or i. |
perhaps because he has done his fair-share of diy renovations.
or perhaps because it isn't his house so he cares far less than us.
let my bed head speak for the comfort of this van! :)
i was really freaked out about the reports of a cougar in the
area & since i am so slow i was the most likely cougar-bait candidate.
brandon above, justin below.
still managed to come out on air force land. total oops!
this was the first warning we saw so i am not sure we came
upon it backwards. we neither saw nor heard anything of interest.
between the two front seats & rest his head on the dash.
he was in a cast for the whole trip so this was
about as exciting as his day got.
|brandon wanted a picture of them & their cars looking "hardcore." |
i just don't know how hardcore a van can possibly look.
|the cliff dwellings were mind-blowing.|
|we couldn't believe how well they remained intact.|
|it was fascinating.|
|view of albuquerque & beyond|
|brandon was about two steps ahead of the tram operator in |
explaining the geologic features.
|i can't believe i got brandon & justin to act out the |
titanic scene for me! glad i captured it!
|stone house at the tippy-top of the peak, built by the CC|
|passing the other tram on its way up.|
|barely a breeze. (yeah right.)|
|view of the lights of albuquerque from our |
camp spot outside of town.