Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Interesting...I learn something new every day

Found a website on susperstitions....this was the most interesting explanation I found.

Knock on Wood
We knock on wood to keep something bad from happening when we think we might’ve jinxed ourselves. Why does wood have power over our fates? The druids, who lived in what’s now Great Britain (and built Stonehenge), worshipped trees, believing that spirits lived in all wood. Whenever the druids said something about good or bad fortune, they’d knock on the wood to perk up the spirits to work in their favor. So whether we want a good thing to keep going or want to stop a bad thing from happening, we can make our request to the wood spirits by rapping our knuckles on the nearest piece of wooden furniture.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Kitchen pictures

Finally completed the kitchen with all new appliances.

To cut down on the costs, we decided to install the new range hood by ourselves, as the installation fee was $130 and the salesman said that it was "really easy". We didn't take into account that we're really, really, really bad at home improvement projects and even jobs that are classified as "really easy" are taxing for us to do. Here's the hood -hole when we took the old white one off.

Joe's face says it all in this picture. This was an incredibly annoying job. We had to drill all new holes for the screws into the cabinets to hang this thing and guess what? They were just slightly off. Hooray.

We did get it to hang, and it works. But it's up there a bit precariously and we're both hesitant to use it. Which kind of defeats the purpose of having it. But at least it looks good, right? Right?