Dinner: Gardenburger Riblets on whole wheat buns with red onion and a mixed green salad with tomatoes and spicy French dressing.
Like the old song says, "What a difference a day makes."
Or, for a slightly different perspective, the view from the back door:
(I know what you are thinking. Right now there's a voice in your head shouting loudly "I LOVE what you've done with the place!" It sounds a lot like Paul Lynd. Early, before the booze and pills. The same voice often occupies my head.)
The contractor made a great discovery in the pantry. This is what it looked like before:
As they were demolishing the pantry they discovered this:
This is a remnant of the old ice box. Remember, this apartment was built before electricity. And long before refrigeration. We are absolutely ecstatic...we are asking the contractor to drywall the alcove and we plan to put coat hooks into the "top". I also figure I'll find a metal worker who can make me a galvanized metal tray for the floor where we can put our shoes in the winter! Our own little mud room-let!
Also found behind the counters was a picture of a lovely woman taken at a fancy dress ball of some kind on March 18, 1972. I'm going to keep it and treasure it. When I figure out how to scan the picture, I'll post it so you all can see it.
The workers also found a half a book of 32-cent stamps. When were stamps 32-cents?