You Come for Cars, I Give you Laundry

I know guys *hangs head*

But I had 7 machines going at once! Meh, I know, still. Nor do you care about my favourite tiny towel.

If we’re just meeting: I used to live in a condo in downtown Toronto, bought a house on July 25, and never went back.

It’s a cottage I winterized into a house, and have been living in a construction zone since. I’m like a squatter with a mortgage. Blog tag = house

WAIT. I can actually car-ify this post..

The laundry arrived in a 2015 Subaru WRX, whose trunk will hold 7 loads.

Oh that mirror I had built?

It arrived on Friday, and when it was installed I got so excited my head hurt.

Then on Sunday, it fell off the wall HOW lucky I was home.

When the mirror guys came to retrieve it, he said, “I’ve been installing mirrors for 25 years, and never seen this happen.” This stuff always happens to me.

So lucky I was home. Never mind the massive amount of bad luck it would’ve brought, but it would’ve smashed into this.

Last week a trade was standing in the above, he stopped mid-sentenace, looked around with widening eyes:

Him – wait, you are _currently_ living here?
Me – this is a palace compared to where I’ve been. I slept on an air mattress for 2 months.

But I’m tired of it, tired of my jogging pants, you probably are too, but the end is so close guys… a little more electrical work, build my couch, unroll my carpet, then all I have to do is live in it, easy.




This House Renovation is a Full Time Job

Oh guys. No dramatics, it is, and I am over it. I already have 2 full time jobs, this 3rd is sucking the life out of me.

This is from today, on my finally-clean floors.

That’s a plumber and 2 contractors, and they were so good about it, taking off their shoes at 9am, but by 11am it was, “Keri we can’t work like this, your dream is dead”.

It’s probably good I had no idea what I was getting into when I bought this place in July, because O M G. 3 months in and I am, still, a squatter with a mortgage.

Out with the old hot water tank. It was from 1989.

All I want to do is drive this Subaru BRZ in my driveway.

Instead I am knee-deep in plumbing lessons and water heaters.

But I now have soft water! Do you even know how huge a deal this is? Non-homeowners: massive. Get ready to see a non-greasy-looking head of hair.

Finally ate at eight, then built a lab in my backyard for my Sylvania headlight test. That post, and conclusion, coming later this week.

kk I have email to do before bed, and it’s late so TTYT

And sorry again for…

This house stuff, the end’s in sight, and very soon it’s
back to regularly scheduled programming of
cars, security and as it should be.

You have a hat light too? So helpful.



Blogging for the Record

The “Haven’t Missed a Day Yet this Year” record. Feels good to type that. But also, thats my way of saying, “this will be a weak daily blog update not the proper full page refresh”. Guys please wish for me an assistant.

Today was action packed. Fridays are always stupid busy with 2 newspaper deadlines (news = A new Auto Alliance for Cyber Security), then I was the surprise guest at the Nissan Annual Employee Meeting, my Targa team and I.

That’s the most people I ever spoke in front of (300-ish, said a couple of lines about loving competing, and that a stock Micra performed surprisingly amazing, hope you guys feel proud you built a great car.)

Then a last team dinner, and I’ve finally arrived home, to 25lbs of newly hemmed curtains in my lobby!, plus a couple Corona, so that’s tonight’s agenda and that’s me complete for this mega week, TTY Monday, enjoy the warm weather and sun!

The Nissan Micra Cup Race officially kicked off at today’s meeting, introducing Canada’s best-priced racing series, the Micra Cup.

Tell ya about it in another post, short answer why I like it is: all entry cars are the same, therefore the playing field and game is evened out.

Hi Nissan guys, nice to meet you today, took your photo! :) I blogged every day from Targa, here’s my adventure: #TeamNissanMicra

Reunited for a second ahhh; gave it a loving pat.

Snuck away for some silent time as always.

This post came from my new coffee table, on a rug, on a clean floor, guys seriously GUYS. Operation winterize-a-cottage-into-a-house is thisclose to being done.

Blog tag = New House



Spent the day at SecTor

Canada’s biggest security conference.

Have a rough post built about it , will publish tomorrow morning, but just got home (I don’t miss living downtown ugh), hope you guys are still out having fun, good seeing and meeting you today.