I was having a quick coffee break with Elsie at the Mud House and guess who walked in?
He went back outside and wheeled in a lady in a wheelchair, ordered for the both of them, enjoyed brownies and coffee together, and then he wheeled her out. She looked old enough to be his mother but I didn't want to be rude and interrupt their pleasant evening by having to explain myself. I did call my SIL to tell her to put on something cute and join us but she was working and didn't want to get down there if there was a chance he wasn't staying.
As I was leaving I stopped at the counter and asked if he was a regular. They'd never seen him before tonight.
I thought about not telling you guys. I didn't want you to tell me to 'grow some' or call me a 'yellow belly' or tell me 'I'm ruining her chance at true love'.
At this point I have a feeling I'll be seeing him again and I'll make it a point never to venture downtown without my SIL in tow in her new brown boots.
My fun news was that Sebastian's room was featured on Apartment Therapy's nursery blog OhDeedoh today. I had tagged some of our photos with 'apartment therapy' on Flickr and was surprised to get an invitation to do a house tour on Apartment Therapy's main site! It had been a secret aspiration since I started following it in April but I was really stunned when it actually happened.
Since I had recently taken photos of a clean house for the house tour, I decided to enter the Fall Colors contest. Submissions are being accepted until October 14th if you want to join in the fun. There are about 18 posted so far and categorized by region but I'm sure they'll be filling up fast. Judges choose the 16 strongest entries from each region based on positive comments received and then open up voting on October 20th for readers to decide on the top house per region. Then another face off and another until the winner is announced on 11/3. If nothing else, its greatly satisfying to the voyeur in some of us to see what the insides of other people's homes looks like.
EDITED : I just found out the house tour isn't happening since I entered the Fall Colors contest. A little disappointing. However, if you are interested in seeing the pictures, they are posted in the House Tour set on my Flickr Feed.
EDITED AGAIN: The tour lives on! They've decided to save it for November after the contest is over. YAY!
There are days when I'm so thrilled to have a house that I could just cry. Getting to share it with others and hear positive things in return really makes me happy. Thanks for following along throughout the process. We'll have to have coffee sometime.