I’m over both the cold weather and my remodel! What is up with this dreary weather? Here in California we have had some extreme cold weather and though it’s nothing compared to the polar vortex, we even had snow this week in our town of Los Gatos, see above. So far this has been the darkest, wettest and coldest (god the wind chill!) winter I can remember in a long time. I feel like Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Long Winter.. Okay a bit of an exaggeration, but what a good book to reread about now don’t you think?
Speaking of reading I just finished the best book, A Well Behaved Woman based on the life of Alva Vanderbilt. I highly recommend it- such a good read about a woman who was ahead of her time. Inspiration and escape are really helpful during these cold months.
Two other discoveries- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel which I am streaming an episode of every night and oat milk lattes from Cafe Dio in Los Gatos or Manresa Bread – the new one in Campbell has some great breakfast and lunch. I cannot believe how good they are and I think oat milk is best substitute to milk yet. Though I should be drinking water. Tennis has been cancelled so much and that is my thing. Comfort food and soups are all I want now.
I’m just about ready to be out of our rental too. The rental house is nice, but cold. I feel like the heater is running non-stop. I’m either freezing or dried out like a piece of jerky. Interior doors have swollen and do not close – and my smoke alarms have been going off because of the extreme humidity. I found black mold in one of the bathrooms. This is not normal at all here as we are usually very dry in winter! Today I woke with a sore throat and I haven’t had a cold in some years. Hopefully it’ll all be worth it for this…
Framing is done, roof is ready to go on and windows and skylights will finally go in this week if weather permits. I’m excited for the framed Marvin windows as they are modern and thin profile. I think they will give it some architectural style to a house with otherwise simple elements.