Thursday, June 21, 2007

moving to parlour and first floor, wedding flowers

this week in the evenings, we've been working on moving from the third floor (where we were more or less camped out), to our more permanent homes on the parlour and first floor. each couple now has some private space to call their own on the parlour floor, and the first floor is being cleared out to make room for a living room. this is where we plan to stay for the next six months or so.
this weekend, besides having some friends over for a house warming part 1, we're planning on painting and moving into the first floor kitchen, which will officially remove us from the third and fourth floors, allowing us to work in there without working around our living space. the plan is to complete work on those two floors, and rent them out on shorter term leases, while we continue living and working on the bottom two floors.
we started unpacking a bit more of our things last night, and it's nice to feel like we'll have some living space that we can decorate and escape to when we need it.

last weekend was the wedding of our friends, matt and laura, and it was a really nice time. they gave us some of the potted plants they used to decorate for the ceremony, and melissa has made some nice patio space in the back with them. it's a nice spot to take a break from the mess. i'll try to remember to post a picture of it.

here's an interesting article in the ny times today that presents some alternatives to consumerist culture, and to reusing instead of buying things new. freegan, anyone?

1 comment:

Linda said...

Speaking of alternatives to consumerist culture, do you know about the Yahoo Group called Freecycle?

They describe themselves this way:

"We are an innovative project that harnesses the power of e-mail to connect people with things they want to throw away with others who can use those things. Any member of the community can post an item they'd like to give away, or an item they are seeking. The one golden rule: Every item posted must be free.

Freecycle New York City is open to all individuals who live or work in NYC. Membership is free."

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