This fire across the street from RC's house in Capitol Hill was today, as I was driving home to meet architect #4. Four firefighters injured, and the house just a few doors down across the street is pretty much a box of charcoal now. Scary sight to arrive to ... I was driving across the 14th street bridge from Virginia, and wondered what that enormous cloud of black smoke was. I never imagined it would be right across the street.
RC and I have decided (well, a few months ago) that they way to sort out the fact that we work in three different parts of the world and have houses in two is that we should renovate the townhouse he owns in Capitol Hill and move in there, hopefully be the end of 2008.
We've decided to try to a) renovate green, b) do it with cool and interesting design with an architect and c) make it a very Cool place to live.
I'll be trying to keep a solid journal on what we're doing and how we're doing it... green renovation is apparently not all that easy to do well.
The last few years my themes for Jack-o-lanterns have involved scary political figures. And I do have another pumpkin to carve George Allen in all his hideousness to scare away little kids. But sometimes, you can scare away evil with beautiful things.
I'm in the process of evicting some vile, dirty, guano-creating disease-carrying flying rodent-from-hell pigeons that have set themselves up on my balcony. These nasty, dirty creatures built a nest, and even though I've cleaned it up, cloroxed the hell out of the floor and tried to make it unpleasant, they're still around.
This will be my documentation of the things I've tried and how far it has taken me:
I've been playing the Fiddler in The Arlington Player's production of "Fiddler On the Roof".
Here are some reviews: