• G.G.R

    Aww. Chuck butt. You have a beautiful house that is ridiculously beautiful.

  • alexiso

    For that first nook you pointed out, maybe you could put an office water cooler there? With the litter triangular cups?

  • kristanhoffman

    LOL. Great video! My fave parts were using Marlo as a pointer, Coco’s guest appearance, and Elaine Benes doing the Roger Rabbit. :) And yeah, the wireless mic makes a huge difference.

  • utahbeach

    Pls. feature Tyrant in the next video. Your stories about his humor and strictness must be displayed visually too.

  • JennfromCanada

    Love the part where the video stops and the message that the mic didn’t work the whole time. Laughed out loud! Thanks for a good laugh this morning.

  • Lunaticinthehouse

    Every time I see that awkward narrow nook with the dormer window, I picture a low built in window seat (open underneath for stashing things) with lots of pillows. It’s totally kid sized– a perfect place for sisters to read, and chew, their books…

    Love the new place!

  • TexasKatie

    I love how Chuck just stood there under the desk, as if to say “Get. the. CAMERA. OFF. OF. MEEEEEEEEE!”

    This video was great – especially the Elaine Benis Roger Rabbit move you did. The more I see of you on video, the more I am like “Holy crap, there is another woman as tall and lanky and skinny as me!” And as awkward at dancing, apparently. ;-)

    Looking forward to the videos! Love the house!

  • teksupddg

    has the internets ever reserved judgement?

  • ecileh

    Sometime during the course of the epic film, could you please explain what that copper-looking bar hanging from the ceiling is?

    Because right now, I am imagining it to be a trapeze of the sort that good Mormons would never admit to owning, let alone document on film.

  • ChickWhitt

    I’m so jealous of you right now.

    Verizon, I’d love to say your name repeatedly to get a new space to decorate, Verizon! I have always been a happy customer, Verizon! Verizon, you rock!

  • JennyP

    Love it – what a cool space! But most importantly, your hair looks fabulous.

  • paigeturner

    You’re a great writer but you were absolutely made for tv. More videos please!

  • paul1316

    As the ‘Jon’ of my house I cannot wait for the ‘network’ video. Please use 70′s style pron music in the background.

  • The Dalai Mama

    Jealous–my office is a little attic addition. Can’t wait to see how it looks through the process and at the end! Looking forward to reading the missing dog posts.

  • tokenblogger

    So I’m thinking “what did Heather need a mic for?” And then that little bit came up and I truly LOL’d!

  • the grumbles

    i opened this up and was all, “oh BOO, it’s a video” …and then it was actually really enjoyable. you’re cute.

  • Schnauzie_Mom

    Umm who did that sexy voice-over? Because YUM!

    Also? I desperately wanted to fix your boobs in that yellow shirt. It was a cute top though:-)

  • Just Jill

    I was too distracted by your bosom issues to pay close full attention.

    Loved the Erik Estrada cameo, and you look absolutely stunning; crazy running man-Elaine Benes-Roger Rabbit dance and all…

  • msnorway

    What a great video! Thanks a lot for sharing :)

  • filmlady

    Holy crrrrap, what an office space! For those little nooks, add some fencing across the front. Put chickens in one nook (Rhode Island Reds rule) and a rooster in the other. What more could you want?

  • Bluestalking

    Heather, please, please, please!! Where did you get that painting behind you? I NEED THAT.

    P.S.: VERIZON VERIZON VERIZON VERIZON

  • CanadianGirl

    Sorry, I can’t watch the video yet because I’m totally freaked out over “…one of the dogs went missing. That’s another post entirely because later that day the other dog went missing as well.” Did you find them? Please at least post that much so I know if I have to book a flight to join in the search…

  • Norabloom

    Loved the video, especially the fact that it wasn’t all slick and professional (sorry, Jon).

    Jumping off from alexiso’s suggestion, I think that strange nook would be the perfect coffee station. I mean, you’re up on the third floor, right, far away from the kitchen? I’d put in a coffee bar and a mini fridge for cold drinks.

  • tallnoe

    Fun video for 8.30am. LOVED the Roger Rabbit dance. Wondering if I look like that when I attempt it. Ummmm… you won’t get video to verify.

  • Bluestalking

    Strange nook = bookcase(s)

    Signed,
    The Librarian

    P.S.: BUT WHAT ABOUT THAT PAINTING?!?!?!

  • addie877

    Am I the only one who heard Jon breathing hard and heavy when you were talking about the wire mess behind the computer? Funniest part ever.
    Very well done guys and fun to watch!

  • Norabloom

    Heather has posted about the painting previously:

    http://www.dooce.com/daily-style/2008/02/29/abstract-acrylic-painting

  • srising

    That was just really funny. I liked it for other reasons too, but mainly for the funny. :)

  • kariberi

    Awesome. Thank you for the morning chuckle, I needed it! Calm. Blue. Ocean. :)

  • petit hiboux

    That was hilarious. I often like to interrupt my furniture assembly with dance moves, too.

  • LisaM

    Love the blue shirt! Where is it from?

  • austinmomof7

    That’s nice how you kiss up a little bit after he does what you ask. It’s a great example of positive reinforcement. I use it with my kids all the time. Except they are smarter than the husband and have figured out my trick.

  • Mama Ark

    I volunteer my husband to help. He has serious electrical cord OCD. So much so that when I thought I was in labour with my second babe he made me wait 2 hours while he fixed up the cords after putting in a new cable box.

    PS That dancing is almost as fun as jazz hands!

  • missusclark

    What a marvelous space! Oh, the geekiness that could happen in such a space. Jon must be in heaven.

    Also? While watching the video, one of my 5-year-old twins wandered over to see what was what. Claire watched, enraptured to the very end, and then asked, “Mama, can we go over to Marlo’s house?!”

  • misszoot

    That was just as much an episode about the challenges of Working At Home With Children as it was about an office remodel. Hysterical. Love it.

  • JenJ

    Sorry to disappoint you, but you’re doing the Running Man, not the Roger Rabbit

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpZRPCZfz_E

  • jon

    These are not meant to be network TV ready quality wise. But better than what we’ve done in the past. Just inching the bar up a bit.

    One late night after another. ;-)

  • Groovymarlin

    Wow, Heather. Your hair looks so cute! I’m loving the blond pixie vibe!

    P.S. I am also dying to know what’s up with that copper pipe/hanger/trapeze thing.

  • KathyRo

    “Please reserve your judgment.” Aha ha ha! You know that’s not happening! Ha ha ha… stop, you’re killing me…

    Seriously though I thought you looked SO PRETTY in this video. Great hair and makeup and I love the necklace.

  • catslye

    Love it. More dancing please! :)

  • Norabloom

    @Jon, I actually liked the fact that the clip wasn’t network television ready. It felt like more of a glimpse into your private, every day lives.

  • Sneeka

    Great video! Loving the “Roger Rabbit” which looked more like the “running man” to me and the “Elaine”. Looking forward to how you fix the wire issue – cause that is major writer’s block.

    Verizon!
    Verizon!!
    Verizon!!!

  • labsnabys

    I have to admit, you guys are pretty darn cute.

  • beeaunka

    Have you seen these desks?

    http://www.bdiusa.com/office/sequel-desks.shtml

    They have panels that hide the wires.

  • naugfly

    I work that same move where the baby is balanced, facing outward on one hip and one arm, pretty much all day long. Helps keep her from bathing in the dog’s water bowl and destroying any iPods or phones I have left around.

    Looking forward to your solution for the rat’s nest of wires as I hate that sh*t in my house. And loved the makeup!

  • Kristen from MA

    Holy crap, the dogs went missing? What the hell woman? You can’t just throw that out there and not offer reassurances! I am going to assume that all is well (man, my heart skipped a beat!).

    I am looking forward to your cable solution, as I am having trouble with a tangle of cords myself. It’s so ugly!

  • ChrisB

    The dancing is a nice touch!

  • Lisa Dickie

    Love the video, love the office! Our houses couldn’t be any different yet I love the common threads of baby getting into everything, wires amuck and Elaine dancing (my husband knows it makes me smile everytime, it’s just as funny when you do it).

  • Rebecca from Texas

    Bwahahahahaha! Y’all are so hilarious!

    Love from Texas

  • smithie1996

    I am not sure what made me laugh more: the dog video from yesterday or your hilarious Marlo-as-a-pointer/$ Verizon signs/calm blue ocean/network description editorial. Oh hell, the whole thing was awesome and gave me a much needed break from Thomas the Train, which my kid has magically overnight become addicted to.