Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Construction

Last night, Luisa and I were talking about the blog and I was despairing over the fact that no one has commented on my peeps posts. One would think that such despair would elicit unconditional positive regard but, no. She dared to suggest that, perhaps, people are not interested in peeps, that maybe the peeps are driving people away from the blog. I gasped in horror at her blasphemous words. She continued and said that I may have started the peepy countdown to Easter too soon. I tried to explain to her that I never intended the blog to be "all peeps, all the time" but by then she was shaking her head and tsking. I'll show her that I have more than peeps on the brain...

They started construction on our addition yesterday. Actually, they started deconstruction yesterday. They removed the siding and storm windows from our current 3 season back porch and will continue the demolition today. The back porch has to go so that they can pour the new foundation and build the beautiful two-story, two-room and new 1/2 bath addition. It's starting to seem a bit more real now. As we finished emptying the porch, I felt a little sad. It seems silly to be sad about losing a useless, leaking 3 season porch but the feeling was there nonetheless. Luisa said it was the end of an era...she can be so dramatic sometimes. Statisticians can be so flighty and over the top.

My hope is to take pictures every day that there is any kind of progress so that, at the end, I will have a full series of the construction. Fear not, legion of readers - I won't post every picture I take. Here are the first two:





















It looks so naked and vulnerable…and dilapidated. It’s a great house, really. It’s just going through an ugly phase…some Clearasil, braces and a wardrobe update and it’ll be better than ever.

************************************************************************************* And for those of you who can open your heart to marshmallow goodness…

Peep fact: In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one PEEPS® Chick. Today, it takes six minutes.





In this picture, our peeps relax on the beach while the lifeguard recounts the events of the day.

10 comments:

Kristin said...

For the record, I want to say that Peeps are part of the pop culture icons that are totally lost on me. Something akin to circus peanuts, (which if they are pop culture icons, they are getting way too much credit).

I enjoy peeps because I think you are funny and I enjoy your enjoyment of them. But really, if all the peeps in the world left town, i wouldn't care. Except of course, that you would be sad.

Kristin said...

regarding your construction -
congratulations. you are really doing it and it is going to be so great when it is finished.

Vikki said...

You can't compare peeps to circus peanuts! Apples and oranges, my friend. My grandmother would have never eaten a peep but her house was chock full of circus peanuts.

I did like the image of all the peeps leaving town because that would be SO like them...

Kristin said...

"...that would be so like them."

all I can say is, The Cultural Chasm.

Vikki said...

It's not so much a Cultural Chasm as a joke.

Raquel said...

Dramatic... flighty... over-the-top... yes, that sounds so much like Luisa. Thank GOD you can provide some balance to your household with your common sense and impeccable reasoning. And how much did a Peep cost in 1953, when it took 27 hours to make one?

Vikki said...

There are limits to my peep knowlege. I'm sure they were "cheep".

Emptyman said...

(1) I'm not a big fan of the peeps, but they are caviar compared to circus peanuts.

(2) I didn't comment on peeps because I don't want to spoil the ending of the story-boarded film.

(3) My late ex-mother-in-law liked peeps to be hard as rocks. A few weeks before Easter we would buy a package and poke holes in the plastic wrap so they would be like little rocks when we gave them to her.

Susan Raffo said...

I enjoy Peepitude. Your pleasure in the Peepdom gives me pleasure. I read your peep-blogs with peeped interest. I just don't have a lot to say. Except this - I wonder if you could include peeps in your storyboarding of the house de-construction? Peep carpenters. Peep roofers. Peep painters.

Anonymous said...

well i enjoyed the peep photos and all...but it also was like a pop song in my head that i could not get to go away....for a while i was just thinking about peeps...i went into Walgreens with no intention of peeps and suddenly found myslef with some blue ones in my hand...i quickly threw them back on the shelf and ran out...it is just the blue peeps...i really loe that color blue
peace
leigh