Sunday, November 22, 2015

New Items on Etsy

Hi All,

Wanted to let all my readers know that I have just listed some new cool vintage pieces on my Etsy Store.

Vintage Jeweled Butterfly Brooch Pin Costume Jewelry

Beautiful Vintage Butterfly Brooch

Vintage Jagermeister shot glass, pewter

Awesome Jagermeister Shot Glass

Head on over and check out all the other things I have for sale for the holidays. Caroline Bock Original Art & Vintage Finds

Monday, November 16, 2015

House Renovation Update: Lots to Say

Okay, so it has been a while (almost 3 months) since I posted about the house. I got busy and kinda forgot to post, I've had it on my to do list for at least a month and a half. I have many excited items to share, so here it goes.

In September, we completed the gas heating and hot water conversion. This took our contractor, Atlas Glen-Mor, 2 days to complete. On the first day, they took out the oil tank and old heating system, that meant we did not have water hot water for 2 days and did not have water at all for only couple of hours. On the second day, they finished up installing the new gas heating system and hot water heater. I have to say the guys who installed our heating were excellent, I could not ask for more. I would recommend Atlas Glen-Mor to anyone in the Boston area who is looking to convert to gas heating. 

National Grid on the other hand was not that easy to work with. After the heating inspection was complete we were told to call National Grid to have our gas meter/gas turned on. This was a Wednesday, they told me that they would not be able to come out and turn on my gas until Monday. That would have meant a whole 5 days with no hot water. I preceded to tell them that I have 2 little kids in the house, how was I suppose to manage that long without hot water, they told me that there was nothing that they could do. Needless to say I found this unacceptable, after a few well placed calls to government officials, they came and turned on our gas that day. So, I guess there was something that they could do.

In October, we had our meeting with the Zoning Board of Appeals in our town. Our architect, Edrick vanBueuzekom of EvB Designs, was well prepared and the hearing was a breeze. One of our neighbors even came and showed her support. The design was approved!!! 

Now our contractor is gathering bids from subcontractors and we can not wait to start the next stage of this project. 

I am busy de-cluttering our house and getting ready for the holidays. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Walter's Vacation to the White Mountains

Walter decided that he needed some rest and relaxation. So, why not take a vacation. He decided to tag along with the Bock family on their White Mountain vacation.

The Bock family was even nice enough to give him a free ride.

First up was a day at Storyland, where he got taken on a hair raising ride on the antique cars.

When he got back to the condo he was so wiped.

He decided to take in a view from the upstairs loft. 

He was not paying attention and fell off the balcony.

Luckly, he is a muppet so, no worse for wear.

The next day brought a trip to Santa's Village. Walter wanted to see if Santa's reindeer could fly and also shopped around for a rental igloo. (A little to cold for his taste.)

That afternoon he decided to relax on the deck overlooking the White Mountains.

Up to the top of Loon Mountain on the gondola, during the last day of his vacation.

They went on a hike and Walter got so exhausted he had to rest on a rock half way through.

Walter had a great time on his vacation to the White Mountains, now he is wondering where the Bock family will take him next.

(Thank you all for reading this, I've been wanting to do this with Walter ever since my brother bought him for my daughter a few Christmases ago.)