And took some pictures for this here blog thingy.
(1) My less than awe-inspiring Christmas tree: Seriously, I'm just happy we got the thing up this year amist the mess. You'll notice (a) there there is no flooring in the living room - just concrete subfloor, and (b) the patch on the wall directly to the right of the tree and also lower right - battle scars from the Great Plumbing Disaster of 2008 [Post Disclaimer: lots of grumpy potty-mouth-ness and breaking of the 2nd Commandment]. Those patches still need to be sanded, primed, textured, and painted. Feh.
(2) My slightly more inspiring kitchen pendant lights: Only one photo has them turned on since I realized AFTER I had already uploaded the first batch, that it was best to take shots with the lights on - a little trick I learned from my real estate agent last year. I really only had time to grab one photo before running out of the house to the office. I am digging these pendants - they are a bit larger than I would have liked, but other than that, I am satisfied. All that planning for silver-toned hardware and lights and here I am with oiled bronze. The counters have just been oiled so that's why there's a sheen on them.
All the ceiling holes from the last bit of electrical work have been patched, floated, sanded, painted - just the wall patches need the finishing work which I'll get to when we decided the final paint color. Next task will be to get started on the backsplash - hopefully this weekend!