Last fall, Jay started a new company. And, while things are going really well, it is also true that:
1. House reno has been non-existent. I don’t see how anyone could manage a start-up AND renovating a house.
2. Self-funding a start-up is expensive. Unless you’re Beyonce (and I assure you we share only a passing resemblance) I don’t think too many people who are starting a company also have a lot of spare cash lying around.
But, despite a lack of funds and a broken-down kitchen, there was absolutely no way I was going to let Jay’s 50th birthday go by without an appropriate amount of hoopla.
We’re having the party outside at the casa which is not a big house, but has lots of fun outdoor spaces. Although, it’s looking like Saturday afternoon is going to be furnacey. Considering if having a sprinkler available for everyone to jump through would be kitschy, icky or just plain smart.
The challenge is how to do it stylishly (not negotiable) and largely with the change scraped from under the couch cushions. I’ve been pondering and researching this lots the past few weeks and, with the party coming up Saturday, think I’ve landed on some pretty brill ideas for the decor. Not sure how it will all turn out so, for now, will only tell you that it includes this ream of red paper, twine, and some old white sheets. Intrigued? Yeah, me too.
Haven’t posted in a while because we’ve been making sweet, sweet progress. Here’s a quick overview. Excruciating detail to come.
The Journey of the Prodigal Son Has Ended
Jackson is officially home. Cut short his trip due to spending last few hundred dollars on unplanned towing charges. Still haven’t heard the whole story and probably don’t really want to anyway.
We have sod.
The installation entailed multiple border collies, including a puppy I wanted to carry around in a Baby Bjorn, so it was best case scenario, really. Pics to come.
Spencer’s Big Fat Gypsy Bedroom is 94.7% complete
Furniture rescued, walls painted. Loving the color! Pics to come.
I don’t know whether to go whew! (runs hand dramatically across forehead as if wiping away sweat) or woo hoo! (raises arms above head dramatically, maybe wiggling fingers a bit for emphasis.)