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The renovation finally | Weekly Snapshot

I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

PIE List

PIE (Perpetually In Existence) list

The PIE list are those books that I own and always intend to read but never ever get to.
  1. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  2. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  4. I'll Steal You Away by Niccolo Ammaniti
  5. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  6. So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
  7. Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch
  8. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  9. The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
  10. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Clayton Waite
  11. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  12. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  13. To the End of the Land by David Grossman
  14. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini