Monday, May 21, 2012

I guess it is going to be my second advice to the people in the middle of remodeling (the first one was: If you think that asking price for the service is ridiculous then IT IS ridiculous - continue your research. This method saved us around 10K so far) 

The second advice is about hardwood floors.
1. If you decided to put hardwood in your house...consider the lighter colors/shades first, otherwise you'll be able to see every single dust particle on the floor... and all the hair from your pets too. 
2. If you still thinking about darker ones try to look for the more textured'll help you to make all that dust not that obvious to everybody.
3. If you want dark and smooth one start saving money for Rumba...or
prepare to clean a lot. 

I'm vacuuming 2 times a week and do wet cleaning once a week.
And I would say it's not enough)
but impossible is nothing so if you really want something than go for it!
this is how our floor in the master bedroom looks like... LOVE it...although it's time consuming to take care of.
btw here it looks lighter than it is.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I am officially done with my first year at UW-Madison...I messed up the second semester...I won't lie. But I'm so damn happy that it's finally over. I was sooo devastated at the end that I didn't sleep, didn't eat, didn't do anything but studying.

And now it's like a miracle. the weather is about 100F and it's so nice and shiny and I know that tomorrow I don't have to go to the University and sit there till 6 pm. that's what the happiness is...
Our roof is half done. and it looks absolutely amazing. Can't wait to wash the house from the outside, buy shutters and a new door (I don't know how you Americans deal with that...but I HATE the fact that the door has glass parts in it and you can see through...and even more. It has a hole for the mail as I can't wait to get one solid steel thing that you can't see through and you can't put stuff through.)

And yeah. the door will be red. It is the best choice to have a rich dark red colored front door. It will make every house beautiful.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I have a final in about 2 hours...and Gosh...I have no clue how to prepare for's about everything and nothing...just general decision was do not prepare at all...I've struggled the whole day but ended up doing nothing. That's one reason why I love science: You see the formula and you learn it...everything is clear.

And yeah as usual. 20 minutes till leaving the house and I have a green sh*t all over my face (let's call it facial mask) hope the neighbors won't decide to come over...
Since I moved in here I live in my perfect pinkish bubble where it's always sunny and there is me + my husband (who is the best man in the world) + 2 wonderful cats...and that's it. I don't have friends here...and mostly it is my fault of course...but that's the way it is. I didn't see lives of other people much in our apartments... But now we moved to the house and accidentally became a part of wonderful neighborhood. Where people spend time all together, know everyone and everything...It's actually really close to something we have in Russia in the countryside. I adore all this...and our house is the corner lot so we have a whole bunch of neighbors and people always circulate through our yard.
Here...I see more...and I hear more and I experience more I would say.
Right across the street we have an amazing family. She is a teacher and he does smth with computers I guess. They have two blonde angel kids=) boy - 6 years old and a girl 1.5...I LOVE looking at them and dreaming about our family to be as beautiful and happy as theirs...but ...We've just noticed that the woman has no hair...she always wearing scarf so that was hard to tell...but it is what it is...chemotherapy? cancer?(don't know)...God, I'm scared to death for her now...I'm praying and hoping she'll get better...but now I just can't believe it all like a bad dream...I just hope that everything will be good for them...

And another man across the street...he is so awesome. He has his own store and does a wooden furniture...he has three beautiful sons - one is in college, others are 16 and 11 years old...They are so close...always like a team. They spend a lot of time together playing basketball or doing something in the house...and we just realized that they don't have a woman in their house...don't know what's happened as well...

I'm telling all this because I accidentally realized...that world is not that perfect around...and there are a lot of stories around us...

I just hope everything is alright...and I'm going to continue to fight for our happiness and for our perfect little world...that will probably make someone else a little happier.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hawk's nest right on one of UW buildings=))))
They are such a cuties, aren't they?