Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Madeleine Eye Roll

Ah, the Madeleine eye roll. Many times have I seen it, or had it directed my way, but never have I seen it captured pictorially. This eye roll, the I-can't-believe-you-just-said-that laugh, it will be how I remember Madeleine's childhood. 

And now I can prove it to her children.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Water Update: Almost One Year Later

A little less than a year ago, as many of you might remember, Milwaukee fell victim to a pretty nasty storm which resulted in widespread flooding. Since then, bit by bit, we've been repairing the damage, and now, finally, our basement is done, from top to bottom. It's better than it was before, though; the old basement I merely tolerated, this one I like, and enjoy spending time in. See what you think!

On stairs, looking down, night of the flood.

On stairs, looking down, today.

Looking into main room, from foot of stairs (southwest corner), night of the flood.

Looking into the main room from foot of the stairs after stripping paneling, drywall, etc., a few weeks after the flood.

Looking into the main room from foot of the stairs today.

West wall, night of flood.

West wall today.
Northwest corner, night of flood.

Northwest corner, today.

Northeast corner, night of flood.

Northeast corner, today.
South wall, a few weeks after flood.

South wall (southeast corner), today.

View from bottom of stairs, a few weeks after flood.

View from bottom of stairs, today. 

View from northeast corner (between TV and computer), today. 
View from northwest corner, today.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Horse Dreams

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."  
~Winston Churchill

I confess: I often dream of moving out of this picturesque suburb and moving north. Not too far north, but north enough for a few acres. An outbuilding.

And a horse (or two, since horses are social creatures, and need company).