Thursday, November 8, 2012

Some quick updates

Greg and I just returned from 9 days in Maui. Have you guys ever heard of Maui? It's freaking fantastic. I highly recommend visiting before the rest of the world discovers it.

I kid. October/November is a great time to visit--we had loads of sunshine and didn't feel like we were elbow-to-elbow with tourists the whole time. While we were away Meryl and Chris were interviewed by the NY Times about their renovation roadtrip. Holy shit, the NY Times!

They also wrote about their visit to my house on their blog, on Tinkernation, and on Bob Vila. I decided not to brush my hair on the big day, so I'd look extra schlumpy in photos.

The summary of all their posts is that they feel terrible that they were unable to rewire my entire house, despite the fact that they discovered and fixed a major fire hazard, possibly saving my life and the biggest investment I've ever made. We have one extra thing for the electrician we were already planning to hire to do. And they feel terrible about that. I'm guessing they must have been raised Catholic? That is some serious guilt over an awesome visit.

The good news is that I'm tan and I'm reinvigorated to work on my house. I finally, after three and a half years, weatherstripped my kitchen window. In the winter your hair blows in the breeze, the gaps are so wide. It took all of 15 minutes, but it took Chris and Meryl driving all over the US for me to get off my ass and do it. So thank you for that, Picardy Projectors. Projecters?

I'll post pictures soon of our visit to the Kahanu Botanical Gardens, AKA the land of angry falling coconuts.


  1. Maui is wonderful. We stayed in Kihei last winter and watched the whales in the bay, truly a wonderful sight.

    For several of your posts lately it appeared that comments were no longer allowed, but I figured out I have to be signed in to Disqus to even see the comment button at all. I'm a genius, I got it figured out on my own.

    So now that I can comment --- Congrats on all the neat publicity and fame from your wonderful road trip blogger friends!!

  2. I just loved how good everything smelled there. Apparently we just missed the beginning of whale season. I want to go back sometime for that.

    Thanks for the heads up on the commenting--you should be able to comment even without logging in, so something must be awry. It's nice to see you back :)

  3. They really do sound super-sweet...and now you're practically famous(er)!

  4. Soooo jealous about Hawaii. Someday I hope to visit. Can't wait for the photos!

  5. I can't believe you've never been. You'd love it.