Wednesday, March 31, 2010


One problem we would like to address is flooding in our basement. We live at the bottom of a small hill. Our location combined with an 150 year old granite boulder foundation and no gutters or exterior drainage means that we get a wet basement every spring and during large heavy rains.
We have two sump pumps, but they are both a bit temperamental. We have had a lot of rain the past couple of days. The sump pump in the front half of the house had stopped working in the middle of the night, so we had two inches of rain in the basement this morning. Colin fixed the pump, so now it is entertainment for Alistair, who calls it the "river."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bathroom Blinds

Hurray no more plastic sheet window treatments in the bathroom! Tonight Colin installed our new wood blinds from Smith and Noble. They look great. Next step, paint the rest of the bathroom trim.