The Dollhouse: Uninvited Guests

We are having Rosie-on-the-House do some repairs and renovations on the Dollhouse. First up, repair the rotting window frame on the living room window. The damage is old and most of it caused by water seeping behind the siding. So they took out the old wood and put in new wood along with some flashing to prevent this from occurring again. A little bit of old termite damage was also noted in the wood. Not wanting to mess around, I decided to have the house inspected again even though it was inspected last year. Blue Sky Pest Control provides our routine bug service, so I gave them a call. The outside of the house is clean. The house has very little furniture, but when my daughter moved the shoeboxes in her closet we found a termite tube. Yikes! And just when I thought I could get a quote to extend the patio and replace the back gate. Thanks to Blue Sky for getting rid of my uninvited guests.


The Dollhouse: New Chair

While shopping at the Antique Trove in Scottsdale, I found this very cute slipper chair. It is in lovely condition with the original fabric. The fabric is full of pastoral scenes with animals. The tag says “Valentine Seaver Originals product of Kroehler.” I walked by twice before deciding to send a picture out to the family for feedback. However, I was pretty sure I was buying that chair. I could see little Gemma reading books in that chair and it will make a lovely addition to the Dollhouse. Dollhouse? It’s the family nickname for the house where the children live with me, their mother, as a part-time roommate.  Oh! I left out the deciding factor in buying that chair. It was the price, $29.95!!!!