Home improvement

Geez. I am really jealous of my neighbours apartment. I saw the apartment when it was owned by the
previous tenants, and well, it was pretty much standard as far as apartment goes, but now, the nice couple
that has moved in there has pretty much re-done the entire thing, with new floors, painted the walls and
stuff and ive been in there twice now, and seriously, I am truly in awe at what they have done.

Our apartment has the exact same layout as they have, but for some reason, the colors they have used
and where they have used them, together with the floors they have, its a whole new level for me and
it has got me thinking that I need to do something with our apartment and I have managed to convince
my lady that we should do the same. There are a few things thats on my list.

First and foremost, the walls in the living room needs a repaint. Big time. And since its  a stucco wallpaper
its easily painted and maintain.

The hardwood floor in the living room is dying for a change. Why? well, the floor itself is built up by tiny tiny squares
of wood and some of them has loosened from the actual flooring, so when you vacuum, chances are you have to pick a
piece from the floor from the vacuum nozzle. Add to that, this house stands on an old lakebed, wich means that
the house is moving a little bit, creating cracks in the floor, wich of course distracts from the overall look on the floor.

However, now I find myself in a dilemma. The neighbours downstairs are creative when it comes to home
improvement, and I am not. I can decorate a room with the furniture quite far and put together a style that
fits the colors and similar, but I am clueless regarding the overall room so, I find myself thinking: “Well, the
neighbours downstairs has a DAYMN fine apartment, and I want mine to be similar, but HOW” Since
if I start now, with their apartment in my mind, most likely it will be as close to being a copy, and well
plagiarism is the finest form of compliments, but, they really deserve to have their apartment as an

Oh well .. Ill think of something.

Nice neighbourhood

In there area I live, we have something that I find pretty cool.
If we have any bulky things that we need to get rid of, we simply
put those items outside the main door on thursday nights
and on friday morning, a crew comes and collect it, unless
someone else in the neighbourhood wants it. Usually
thats what you do with furniture that you want to get rid of.

Now, some of my neighbours are quite… well…. posh to be
honest, so not everything goes. This thursday someone had
put a TV bench outside and from my balcony it looked  kinda
OK, so I went downstairs to take a closer look. Turns out that there
was hardly  even a scratch on it, the only errors I could find was that the
main shelf for DVD player or VCR was missing, not broken, just missing
and another shelf for the side cabinet. Of course, an occasional mark
but hey, it is used after all. Also, the magnets for the main doors
had fallen off. Now, this server, zutgorak.ath.cx resides in an old stereo
rack, wich, incidentally, had magnet lock doors. However, since the
cabinet is skewed, the magnet lock isn’t in use, im using velcro bands
to keep it closed and also, to keep a certain little kid from turning off
the server.

So, today I grabbed my trusty screwdriver and removed the magnet
from the stereorack, and mounted that in the TV bench. Lo and behold
it fit like a glove, and since the mounting screws wasnt the same diameter
as the old ones, I didn’t even have to plug the holes up, just screw it into
place. Woooh! Go me!.

So, now we have done a little refurnishing and its in place, and it looks good
too. Here’s how it looks:

Nice neighbours indeed.