Well, I'm not one to follow the crowd, but EVERYONE was doing this, so why not? Here is my profile - evidently, not many people fit into my category:
So, yeah - I guess I really DON'T follow the crowd! And my musical interests were justified.
The next test was interesting...got this from veryGEORGE!...who is evidently a much bigger nerd than I:
Scary that I scored highest in computer literacy, given that I'm such a neophyte.
Now, recall the that main builder dude is out in Colorado, shooting things with horns (but thank goodness, not Swampy), so the progress has slowed a bit - but he left us with assignments, of which we have completed the following three!
Here is the front door, which will complement the window scheme, I think:Our siding and windows will be white, as will the other exterior doors. They aren't very exciting - just white doors with half glass, and mini-blinds that are nestled between the two panes of glass. Next, we picked Formica! I love the "fossilized leaves" look of this stuff:Marble and granite are VERY expensive, and VERY porous. And if you knock the corner off - well, you can't just patch it up. Stainless steel wouldn't look right with all our white appliances (which have also been selected, but you must have patience for that). Formica seemed like an economical, good choice. I know you can put a hot pan right on the marble or granite, but potholders are a lot cheaper, ya know?
Next, we did research on Consumer Reports, and who knew they even rated shingles? So, Roger selected these, based on ratings, looks, and durability:What's cool is that you can take your brick and siding, and try out shingles on houses that are similar to your own.
Next, we have to meet with the plumber, electrician and the cabinet maker. (Isn't there a nursery rhyme in all this?) The plumber has done a quick rough-through of where stuff goes with the builder, but the electrician hasn't even stepped foot on the site. Tomorrow, with any luck, we will pick some tile - and then we can finalize the cabinet decisions. We are going sans hardware, for that "naked cabinet" look. Then, we can settle on the paint. After that - it's just lighting, and we have LOTS of time for that.
Now, go take that nerd test. You KNOW you want to know.