Cyra’s Notes

…and the work continues…
November 23, 2008, 5:06 pm
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Luckily, we had a LOT of help last weekend…here are more pictures of the progress:











hard at work
November 12, 2008, 5:23 am
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So we are finally in the house (sort of).  Here is a photo montage of the slow but steady progress.  Move in date: November 30.  We’re praying and not sleeping much…


Z is removing the 70’s wall fireplace feature…the spots are all the dust particles we inhaled that day.



Aaron Freitas came up and helped assess the bathroom situation.  The walls behind and adjacent to the tub were replaced as was the floor.  All mold is now gone and the walls are being prepared for painting and tile.




Zach learned some new skills this weekend…


bathroom tile.

And Erica set out all the shower/bath tiles in a random design in anticipation for more tiling next weekend.



Thanks SO much to everyone who has given up their time to help us in this process.  All of your help has been much appreciated.  And an early thanks to everyone who will be making it up to join us in the next few weekends!!

Happy Sunday
September 29, 2008, 5:05 pm
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I love Sundays because I get to hang out with Z and T all day.  Here’s a little bit of what we did yesterday…

We had a lovely bay-side walk with our favorite coffee…


And then back and the house, T got to work on some cushions she’s making for some chairs (see the fabric above).  And Z graded his students’ photos for a long, long, long time.  I didn’t take a picture of that because it is kinda boring to watch.  

And, then late Sunday night, Z and T fixed a beautiful dinner:

Falafel salad!  Mmmm…I snagged a crouton…it was fabulous!

That’s it for now…bye!

Opening your eyes
September 28, 2008, 4:57 am
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I see hands move drowsily across faces. Eyes opening slowly to reveal a new day. I wait for my beloved roommates in the bed to wake up and harness me to the teathered  leash which guides me on my daily journey. Charting new territories we navigate our way to 20 ounce cups of aromatic energizing iced beverages. I drink water instead. I love the weekends. So much time together…we don’t worry about time. We don’t rush. We have fun with each other. We can’t always do this, and that is what makes it so special. 

Today I have a tummy ache. Last night we had Mexican food. Well Erica and Zach did. When they were sleeping I had some too. They normally don’t like me to eat their food, but I love chipotle salsa. It also hurts me the next day. I don’t think they noticed though because we went on 2 very long walks. My favorite is walking along the beach like we did tonight. We looked across the water like pirates sailing on new seas. Across the bay we saw the city waiting for new life. A flood of people excited about dinner together. As sun sets I notice the people leaving going to places they have only read about in weekly publications.

Have a good day…I miss you lots…I’ll write again soon.

Welcome to my blog!
September 24, 2008, 6:13 pm
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Dear nieces and nephew of Z and TT:

I am writing to let you know that I have decided to tell some tales of my life with Z and T.  I hope I can write something every few days or so…whenever I can get some computer access.  And hopefully I’ll figure out how to put up some pictures and such.  Hopefully this will be a good way to stay in touch with you all and let you know about all of our adventures! 

Bye for now…cyra.