Ever since I discovered quail eggs, and made my first miniature devilled eggs, I had wanted to have a mini food party at my house. Everyone would bring mini foods, mini drinks, mini anything, and we’d all eat and be a tiny bit merry. A few weeks ago I finally had the party and it was a blast. We had mini devilled eggs, tacos, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, chicken cordon-bleu, sausages, alcohols, pudding pies, and pizza. Chris also brought some skittle-brau, seperated by color, and we took turns shooting the different colors. We called it “shooting the rainbow.”
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I party was just a ton of fun and I’m glad everyone could make it. I plan on having another one next year, so start thinking about the mini foods you’d like to bring.
Finally, I got new carpet at my house. That also means I finally moved in, and am officially living at my house. The carpet looks great but all the paint colors I had tried before the carpet install look bad now….so I’m in the process of trying new colors. I really like the white-red-grayscale color pattern, but it’s proven hard to implement. You can see color tests on trim in a few of the pictures.
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Stripped-away garage ceiling
I got the keys to my house last Wednesday and have been working on it almost non-stop since. I decided to start on the garage, tear out the paneling and have a new door installed before I move in. My dad and I removed the paneling and saw that there was some framing tomfoolery, so we decided to redo all the garage framing while we’re working on it. The garage was also crappily-carpeted, so we tore that out and spent nearly a day scraping the carpet glue off the floor.
In between scraping crap off of the garage floor I finally took the time to tear up the carpets in the bedrooms. Three of the four bedrooms have pristine hardwood floors. Awesome! The Master bedroom floor is trashed, but this means I can just carpet the master and leave the other floors as-is.
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Since I graduated I’ve been looking for a house, but my requirements were pretty specific. I wanted something in a great neighborhood, a two car garage, close to my work (Folsom), a fixer that had a lot of cosmetic damage, and a big yard.
After over a year of looking, I finally found it. The house is in a fantastic neighborhood of Citrus Heights, close to two Elementary schools, a park, and a country club. It’s 8 miles from work, which makes my drive around 20 minutes. It’s a four bedroom, two bath, 1550 square feet, 0.23 acre lot, 2 car garage, and has central heat/air. It needs a lot of work, but nothing too major (the biggest fixes will be a new garage door, new floor in the kitchen, and possibly tearing out the carpet and refinishing the hardwood floors).