big plans, little changes

Now that I’m feeling better (I’m 18 weeks pregnant and still a bit ill at times), I’m going to try to blog more frequently. I’ve really missed it and I hope you have too. Anyway, in the next few posts I’ll share some of the small changes we’ve been making around the house (which is nice and comfortable now thanks to Sal keeping wood loaded in our Hardy furnace).

Speaking of nice warm heat flowing into the house, I’ll start this week off by introducing you to our new floor registers. Here’s what they used to look like:

Kinda crusty, right?

Sal did some research and concluded that we needed something more substantial to keep children from being able to pick them up too easily and something with a nice finish that’s less likely to get nasty over a few years. Here’s what he found:

This one photographed a tad lighter than how it looks in natural light. He opted for a standard design of solid brass with an oil-rubbed bronze finish. These things are seriously heavy. Nora won’t be picking them up until she joins the ladies weight-lifting team in high school.

Here’s the package insert they came with in case you’re interested in specs. We ordered them from


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One Response to big plans, little changes

  1. Camp says:

    I’m so glad you are back! I’ve missed the updates, but glad you are feeling better!

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