Friday, June 5, 2009

New House....

So Josh was bitching the other day about how he hasn't seen any pics of the new house - only the previous pics of the hideous temporary house we were assigned (a temporary house that was not, by the way, built lovingly by USG contractors with asbestos).

Okay, so maybe he wasn't bitching so much as I was bitching at him that he hadn't even NOTICED that I haven't posted the pics of the house.

How can the man not focus on the importance of this issue?!?

So anyway, since he said, "Yeah, whatever," I take that to mean he is eagerly awaiting some photos of the new asbestos ridden death house in which I currently live... (I previously posted pics of the other house when I first got here back in March, but don't know how -- and am obviously too lazy even if I DID know how -- to link back to them. Do your own work.)




The Kitchen -- I know! Pretty bleak!! However, notice how the stove is no longer circa 1957! We have totally graduated to what I believe is fall, 1989. There is also no hideous puke green tile that is falling off the walls. Although downside is that Joe (the gecko) didn't bother to move to the new place. (I may go back and get him though - he's kinda creepy, but I hate spiders and bugs even more.)



Living Room and Dining Room -- I've yet to use either of these locations. Although there IS a TV, I haven't bothered to have it hooked up yet (that is clearly a boy job) and we don't have any household effects yet (I believe they are being held hostage in Port Sudan), so we're currently living off of welcome kit dishes. However, there is NO bar ware! I am being forced to drink any wine I can get my hands on out of plastic cups.

Also, notice the 1981 off white lamps with the spanking new sparkling white shades. Nicely done GSO.


The office where I spend MOST of my time when I am home (blogging and commenting -- my life's work).

Yes, I did choose that color, and yes, I do remember the treadmill room in our house back in DC that I thought would be this beautiful burnt pumpkin color and how I did all the internet research about how shades of orange allegedly give you energy and I figured that would make me run more, but when we actually painted the room, it was pretty much the color of a traffic cone. But this was yellow.

That's totally different.




This is our room; although it should be noted that those are my closets and I've pretty much filled up all the dresser space. However, I'm not a monster!! I saved you some room in the guest room!!!



SEE!? that dresser (the small one there) is totally yours. There is also one closet in there; although I have been putting my new shoes and some of my "winter" clothes in there. Turns out you were right babe. I don't actually need winter clothes in Sudan. However, it is obviously very important to be prepared.

Therefore, you should be prepared and probably plan on building yourself a new closet. I'm just saying, by November??? Shit happens.



And finally, these are the stairs that one would assume go up to the third floor, but in reality end in a door that pretty much goes out to the roof where we keep the pile of bricks and big sand dunes. I'm not sure why we are keeping those things, but clearly, they are necessary or GSO wouldn't have left them there, right?

All I'm saying is, I'm totally not sweeping that shit. I'm just going to save that for later.

And by "later," I mean when you get here.

See how considerate I am?? Love ya!

24 comments:

otin said...

That is not a bad looking house! I'd live in it, if you moved it across the Atlantic!

Pastor Sharon said...

I love the colors you chose. . . my living room and dining room are very close to the same!
You've done well, grasshoppa!

Hit 40 said...

Off the office...it looks like metal bars behind the sliding glass door? Yes?

I do not see metal bars on the other windows? but maybe the shades are blocking my vision on them.

Vodka Mom said...

dang, and it's CLEAN for Christ's Sake.

Send over your cleaning lady. I'm in dire need.

mo.stoneskin said...

I find your musings on him not noticing hilarious. We are in the early stages of moving. My task is to find a new job, so I refuse to even think about property, let alone look at pictures. My wife on the other hand is constantly looking and a bit miffed that I'm not interested. One thing at a time I tell her...

Gaston Studio said...

Dang, these digs are sure a big improvement over the first one, really spacious and much more modern. Know you're happier, especially with a 1989 kitchen as opposed to 1957!

minoyw said...

Your GSO-equipped kitchen in Sudan looks a whole lot like mine here, except you've got nicer cabinets. Damn it!!!! I hate the way my kitchen accurately reflects our poverty. I'm calling a contractor this morning, charging the remodel we can't afford on T's credit card, and will immediately submit paperwork for a bail-out. Thank goodness Democrats are in power again.

Captain Dumbass said...

Your dining room? Is that where you perform your ritual sacrifices? And if so, how do you keep your carpets so... beige.

blognut said...

Great colors!

But those stairs bother me. It looks like you run up the stairs and smack straight into a wall.

And I think it's very generous of you to leave Josh any closet space or dresser space at all. But that's just me.

darsden said...

it is just lovely...although the coffee pot sure looks pretty lonely way over there all by it's self..lol Beautiful clothes cabinets..I can think of the word and don't know how to spell it anyway...so moving on they are just lovely the whole place is really well decorated and love the colors too. Good Job...so work release was cleaning this place..LOL

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love the red walls in your dining room.

Char said...

Michel, you are incredulously generous in saving a couple of places for Josh's "stuff".
I'm sure he'll be pleased as punch to find that you are always thinking of him.

♥ Braja said...

Liar. Those stairs lead to the smoting room. Which obviously hasn't been used, cos you're still here TALKING about smoting.

Hit 40 said...

Quiet tonight! Beautiful weather in the states.

Thank you for clicking follow on my friends blog. Very fun.

Fragrant Liar said...

I'm with Braja. Those stairs lead to a smoting room. The closer to God you get, the closer to smoting. I think there's a song about that. "Smote me, smote me. Smote! Smote!"

Fragrant Liar said...

Oh, and I totally had those dining room chairs first. But you can keep them because your back against them is so incredibly uncomfortable! Really, enjoy them. You're welcome.

So when does Joshy geet to come?

Fragrant Liar said...

Oh, and those office colors? I think it's called Grey Poupon? I totally would paint my office that color.

Fragrant Liar said...

Have I beat anyone out for number of comments on one blog post yet? I mean, I know I have mega-competition from the crazies: Darsden, Otin, Blognut, Hit 40 (who totally has to be beyond 40 by now), and . . . who did I leave out? No, not her. She's normal. I'm thinking, I'm thinking.

Jason, as himself said...

I really like it.

And you keep sand dunes on your roof? Cool.

Missy said...

Looks great! Love the colors!
Thanks for stopping by!

tera said...

You really need some artwork, my friend. Good thing I'm sending you a package. Obviously I need to send more.

Michel said...

Shit! I have GOT to read these comments more frequently. I'm going to have to tell Paul that I will need to only pretend to work on work stuff about 4 hours a day - until 2ish so that I can focus on my important work - blogging and commenting and commenting on the comments.

I'm glad you all like it; Josh will be unhappy when he arrives because I will have had over 6 mos to fill up the space - and Yes, it DOES look like a hotel - I'm not trying to figure out exactly what I packed out so I can determine what I need to get....But I know that in a fit of pique I told them to put all the pictures nad stuff in storage! Walls are concrete anyway - not sure how I would hang anything.

THANKS for all your comments.

Hit 40 said...

Josh just needs you! REALLY!! He does not care about nicknacks. (unless sex toy nicknacks)

Try to find his favorite beer, a good supply of condoms (maybe blow some up with helium), get his favorite snacks.

Let us know if you need some Josh snacks mailed to you from the states.

Life is not about nicknacks. You will never ever be flat out in a hospital bed thinking about your precious moments collection!!!!! Please forget about decorating the apartment. It does not matter. IT REALLY DOES NOT MATTER!!!

Hit 40 said...

Well - a big tv is fun? Get the tv hooked up for josh with some unrated pics to enjoy.