Saturday, May 26, 2007

The floors...

So after about a month of living in my great new place, I noticed that there was a dip in the floor in the living area. I reported this during my 30-day inspection and the floor company came by to check it out. Turns out that it was a pretty big issue, and this morning I had to turn my place upside down and clear out the living room so that they could get in and fix the problem...

Here is a picture of what the living room looked like last week when Mom and Sheraz came to visit. The pull out bed was open so Sheraz-berry cold sleep there..

And here is what it looks like today!!! It's going to take forever to put everything back in place

Spring is here!

Finally the cold dreary weather has passed in Ottawa and beautiful warm days are here! This past weekend I was able to get some beautiful flowers planted and my balcony (a.k.a paradise patio) looks great! I find myself longing for the end of the work day so that I can head home and admire my pretty flowers. Take a look!
Before paradise patio makeover - it was just a boring old balcony...ick:

After the makeover:

There is, however, one thing that interferes with my utter enjoyment of this little paradise I have created...

I've named her "pigeon wench" because she traipses around the paradise patio with her boyfriend doing naughty things and together they make a big mess. Her infernal coo-ing is so loud that it wakes me up almost every morning and I am forced to run out there and shoo her away with a broom. Yes, pigeon wench has turned me into an angry bitter woman. Yesterday I reached my boiling point when I found her fashioning a nest in the corner of the balcony with her boyfriend. I swept the nest off the edge of the balcony and she swooped down and tried to fight me! Today my mission is to find a garden noam or some kind of real life looking owl or other fowl to instill some fear in the wench...I will keep you posted. Grrrr.