Ok, It's day two......I've decided to get off my butt, quit drinking 4 cappucinos in the morning (as well as the afternoon mohitos) and start organizing my kitchen. Plans are moving right along with the island, and Ken came by today with some barnboard. It appears he has a friend who has a barn he is slowly (2 years now) taking down. Ken went by the barn, no-one home, but removed a few boards anyway, and left the guy a note. Hey, it's the country, it's casual and easygoing up here.
Some renters bought me this blue jug from a local potter to thank me for renting to them (not sure why...maybe they broke something they didn't tell me about). Anyway, I thought it looked pretty with
flowers from the garden.
I had purchased this wooden box last week while shopping for the Shop. I am the type of person who likes things out in the open, but I like them corralled somewhat or it gets out of hand. That ridiculously tall peppermill wouldn't fit on the counter under the cupboards, so it has to sit on the island. Problem is when the washing machine is running (under the island) during the spin cycle, it shakes it off (and anything else near the edge) onto the floor. Problem solved.
Which brings me to the earthquake. I get up around 5 am for my dog and can't get back to sleep, so I sometimes have a little nap in the afternoon. I lay down in the afternoon, went dead asleep, and was woken by the bed shaking (don't) and the ceiling fan swaying. Remember, this little wooden house shakes with the washing machine spin cycle. I could hear my bottles and jars of Bits tinkling. I ran to the doorway and tried to call my deaf and still sleeping dog to stand in the doorway with me,(I think that is protocol for Tornados I got confused) but then it ended. 5.5. they said origianlly, down grading that to a 5.0, epicentre in Quebec. Aparently Georgian Bay has a fault line going through it, so it was quite strong here. Buildings in Toronto and Ottawa were evacuated as well as the local "Moms Restaurant" Scared the crap out of me.
The cupboards were painted last week and I have to find new hardware. The blue you can see on the island is an undercoat only.