Sometimes, It’s Just All About The Shoes

  1. Carolina Girl says:

    Happy New Year, Oscar! You’re so handsome.

    Sometimes? It’s OFTEN all about the shoes 🙂 As Coco said, “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.”

    G&T is my husband’s go-to cocktail so thanks for that. And I’ll try your CNS recipe. I have my own but will give yours a sample.
    Thanks and have a great weekend!

  2. Mary LeRoy says:

    Beth, so sorry about the watery basement however, it appears you planned for this possible scenario through your choice of flooring and furiture. I hope all goes well in the drying out process.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      Thanks, Mary! I am on the waitlist for a complete cleanup by the professionals. The week prior, many homes had burst pipes due to our freezing temps. This, too, shall pass.

  3. Suzanne says:

    Beth, I’m so sorry about your basement. Thank goodness you planned ahead. You have a wonderful, positive attitude. Along with the classy looks to inspire us, you show us how to be resilient.
    Thank you and have a great weekend,

    • Beth Djalali says:

      Thanks, Suzanne! After the basement fiasco, I went ahead and kept my facial appointment! It was time well spent and helped me get my perspective in order. Happy 2023!

  4. Donna says:

    Beth, your chicken noodle soup looks yummy! I too love a gin and tonic and Hendricks is my go-to brand… I prefer mine with cucumber slices!

  5. Maureen Foley says:

    Hi Beth,

    I am so sorry to hear about your basement flooding. Thank goodness you thought about flooding when you remodeled and bought furniture for your lovely basement. Just wondering, have you thought about having a French drain installed to attempt to address the flooding? I know they have been successful in stopping the flooding.

    Also want to tell you I just love your blog. I have followed you for years and have enjoyed every post! You are a very classy lady.

    Thanks for all you do.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      Thanks, Maureen; I so appreciate your thoughtful advice! I have investigated every possible solution. I have french drains installed all around the house for the water to flow away from the structure and extra wide gutters. Even the experts are scratching their heads… Hopefully, we’ll get it figured out at some point.

      I so appreciate you being here! Happy 2023!

  6. Mary Smythe says:

    Looking sharp Oscar!

  7. Jill says:

    Hi, Beth – I love GT’s and tried the Downton Abbey’s version with rosemary and a slice of orange peel. Nice twist on the classic – thank you for sharing!

  8. Andrea says:

    So very sorry about your basement, Beth. I have a few suggestions, I hope will help. We live in heavy clay soil, and everyone has a covered sump pump pit in their basement. As the water table rises, it pumps the water out, and a hose directs it away from the foundation. We also have backup valves on the sewer lines, and weeping tile. Weeping tile sounds similar to the French drain. It is important not to disrupt it when landscaping, as it can become clogged and cause water to be backed up, the same as the FD. I noticed two things from earlier posts, when you were having your back yard done. Your house is lower than some of your back yard, so that might be an issue. Also brick exteriors need to be checked for cracks, caused by flood damage. You might even have an underground stream that causes your water table to be much higher during down pours. Frankly, if this is your second rodeo, I would hire an engineer to come and evaluate things. Just make sure you have a good supply of gin on hand. After my son had his ‘small leak’ evaluated, from a previous owner’s reno mistake, the building inspector missed, they had to have the entire roof replaced $$$$. It might be costly now, but if you continue to have flooding, it could silently compromise a huge portion of your structure. Hugs.

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