Sunday, March 08, 2009

Hey Stranger!

Today is a lovely, sunny, warm day in Pittsburgh, and I am sitting in our kitchen-den, sipping an espresso and eating some greek-style green beans.

Well, lah-dee-dah
, you are saying to yourself. Three months with no posts and you finally show up to tell us about your lunch?! Shenanigans!

Shenanigans, indeed! But I'll take that finger-pointing and turn it squarely on the completely freaking brutal winter we had this year. The Schmich Schack was on hibernation lock-down, and almost literally, there was nothing to blog about. Unless you would like our opinions on Season 8 of American Idol, or how to stay fashionable while wearing nine layers of clothing, or a daily post that goes something like: "It is -10 degrees outside. That is an absence of degrees. That is none more degrees."

Well, okay, so that is not entirely true. We've done tons of planning these past few months - we are on the brink of many exciting projects. We even rearranged our bedroom.

And there is one ongoing construction project that we're pretty proud of:

Yes, indeed, that is a tiny little Schmichperson. He or she (we don't know which yet) will arrive sometime in mid- to late-August. And we're pretty freaking excited about it.

Of course, having a tiny, delicate little bean of a human being inside of you will make you reconsider projects involving fumes, particulates, or aliphatic hydrocarbons. Unfortunately for the Schack, most of our outstanding indoor projects involve those very things: painting, skim-coating, improving some of the wood trim, etc., and these will have to wait until we can open the windows up wide and let in some fresh air.

But like I said, there are some exciting plans underway. I'll get back on the blogging horse and let you in on the details soon!


Jason said...

Let me be the first semi-anonymous internet person to say congratulations! Prepare to lower your definition of what qualifies as "progress on the house"! It's absolutely worth it, though - don't get me wrong.

Anonymous said...

Very exciting! Congrats!

Elaine said...

Eeee!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

Laura said...

i knew you'd come back!! this little bean is the most important part of the shack, i think.

joejenvictorian said...

Congrats on the expanding family!
We are finally getting to a point that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel on our house.

We have a 3 yr old just chomping at the bit to run around the "BIG" house. We are still living in the little house in greenfield.

Omar said...

Wow, congrats! I can relate with the new baby thing -- it definitely puts indoors projects on hold for awhile. I'm letting the anticipation build until I can resume.. :)

Stephanie said...

Awww - how exciting! As the mom of an August baby, I can say wholeheartedly that August babies are pretty great. Although my August baby is a year and a half old now and projects we put on hold when I was pregnant are still on hold. Sigh! :-)

Jennifer said...

Well, congratulations!