Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Have you met my new BFF?

Sorry, Jennelle. There's a new act in town. Meet Daisy. She's the true girl's best friend. Who needs Tiffany & Co.?

I've coveted the never-loses-suction power of a Dyson for several, several years. My obsession began when my $50 Dirt Devil of college days behaved more like an Angel. Then one of my friends actually registered for one for her wedding back in 2005. Then our Sears model left behind way too many dust bunnies in its wake. Then my friend Dave declared of his Dyson, "Believe the hype." Many a friend has acquired one of these beasts in the past and I've quietly tried to save my pennies for my very own. After borrowing Dirk the Dyson Animal from Chris and Melissa and showing Mike the power behind it, he was sold. One 10% off Lowe's coupon, $25 Lowe's gift card and 18 months no interest Lowe's card offer later, our Bungalow had Daisy. She has been impressive from the get-go and Lilo's fur is running scared.
Mike has yet to turn her on (insert joke here). But I don't care. I like hanging out with my new BFF.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Hey, remember this? We almost didn't. I rushed downstairs to a brushing-his-teeth Mike and exclaimed "Do you know what we forgot about?!" to a toothpaste covered, confused face.

January 29, 2011, made two years in the Bungalow. Mike was in Cincinnati. I went to Target. We completely let the day pass without reflection. But hey, at least we remembered at some point.

Is it bad that we easily forgot such a monumentous day in our life together? Or is it good that we are so comfortable with the flow of things that every day is a celebration of us and our first home? Maybe it's a little bit of both.

But look back at that "Firsts" blog post. I think it's fun to laugh at our horrible mess of boxes and loads of stuff. And the kitchen still amazes me because the extra cabinetry we added looks like it was always there. I constantly forget what it looked like when we moved in. We still have the plant given to us by the former owners and it still resides happily in the kitchen. Our first house guests, Alex and Jack, are still in our lives though we don't get to see them as much. Jack no longer needs a baby carrier to move around and Alex is probably a foot taller. Diane and Jason, who helped with the big brown couch, now live in our neighborhood and Rachel and Jay have started their own home together and will be married in October. The other Jay, who was a big help, has moved across town and is still adding to his small empire of property in Morgantown. The "peaceful corner" Mike was seated in is now frequently occupied by our darling Lilo, who we can't imagine living without. It's nice to look back and see how far we've come in two years. Thank goodness we've chronicled some of it here at A Short Story!