Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Painting an Old House

Angelina and I are seriously thinking about painting the interior of our house here in San Francisco. The paint is chipping in a bunch of rooms, and the kitchen ceiling actually collapsed on my head the other day. (ouch!) I found a great web site for picking paint colors, and it’s been really helpful. They have a bunch of pallets for you to choose from and they show you how it will look on your walls. Picking the colors for this old house (which was built in 1888 and has survived two huge earthquakes) will be a lot of fun. I just hope we can hire a painter to do the actual work!

North Carolina, Here I Come!

I just talked to my cousin who lives in Richmond, Virgina, and he said that next year the entire family is going to spend a week in Outer Banks, North Carolina. I had never heard of the place, so I looked it up on the Web, and the place looks awesome. They have what they call Outer Banks Rentals out there, which are beautiful vacation homes that you can rent at reasonable prices, with swimming pools, stocked kitchens, big bedrooms – some of these places are like estates. We’re going to rent a big one and just relax for a whole week – fishing, swimming and just kicking back! I can’t wait!