Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hobbling along

I've been having an inordinate amount of pain this time, and almost went to the ER the other night. Ran out of Percocet, God help me. I haven't had much time to write anything, between lactating furiously and hobbling around in agony, but thought I should get something out just for the sake of doing so.

Construction has been on hold and time generally standing still here, which I suppose is helpful for the moment. I did get my kitchen fully functioning last week, and have been cooking dinner for the first time since June. It's odd to have to stop what you're doing in the middle of a recipe and wonder where you put your mixing bowls, but I'm getting used to it.

We cannot find doorknobs to match the old ones in our 1920's Dutch Colonial. We did pay a small fortune for five-panel wood doors to match the old ones, and I wanted those crystal doorknobs as well. At the moment, however, all of the new doors in the house have no doorknobs at all. You try going into your powder room after major abdominal surgery and having to bend over to pry the door back open with your finger in the little gap between the door and the floor. OUCH. Please, if anyone knows of a place to find doorknobs ASAP, clue me in.

Well, I have to go "milk the baby" now, as Riley calls it. Adelyn was far more concerned, as she turned to me in horror one day as I was nursing Catie and decreed, "Baby's biting you!!" It seems that she has forgotten completely about nursing herself, which only ended less than a year ago.

Ooooh, engorgement. Back later!


Blogger Jessica said...

We live in a 1919 house in a philly suburb too, and I also grew up in one, so I am very familiar with your door/door knob situation. I don't know if you antique at all in the area or if you are familiar with Renager's, but I am pretty sure that a man with a permanent booth at their location near Reading sells them. He has all sorts of antique hardware, and while we have never bought anything from him, I have walked past his stand many times thinking that is the place to go if and when we ever need anything like that. Even if he doesn't have the doorknobs you are looking for right now, I think he probably would be able to lead you to an original source. Unfortunately, I don't know his name, but if you want to email me, I can giveyou a better description of how to find him.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

My email address is

1:26 PM  
Blogger Zach & Brie's Mom said...

I would try Van Dyke's Restoration. They have a very comprehensive catalog, which is also on their website (don't know the URL, but you can google it).

P.S. - I recommend using a heating pad on your incision - that helped me when I ran out of percoset.

8:45 PM  

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