One Amazon order too late this last box of "where's my..." was found.
Moving has been (and continues to be) a challenge. When we moved back to Texas after a 22 year absence we moved in stages. By that I mean, several trips over from Auburn, with unpacking (and organizing) in between. I thought this move would be lots easier. There is a 15 minute drive time between the houses. I was wrong. It has been "trying".
I didn't know this, but I iron for comfort. I thought I just didn't like wrinkles. The iron had been missing since mid July. Wrinkles were the least of my worries though.
The house we bought was what I would euphemistically call a mid flip. There are several things to fix in the house, for example, none of the bathroom electrical outlets works. The little reset lights are green, but there's not enough juice flowing to power a water pic much less a blow dryer.
My biggest concern about the house was it was painted the exact shade of rotten meat. That disgusting grayish brown. Every wall and ceiling in the house was that color. It takes a lot of white paint to cover putrid brown. I'm actually still working at it and while I paint, little else gets done! That's not really fair to myself. While it is true that the kitchen is the only room in the house that is functioning up to par, it is also true that we are making excellent progress. It's also true that we've made several small vacation type trips since dumping, piling boxes everywhere.
Today I will completely finish painting the living room. I have about a ten foot section of that ceiling beam to do. That's it! Then the air vent and electrical covers can go on. It is my goal to get the living room "comfortable" this week. I would also like to get the foyer painted and the light fixtures in there situated. The door bell doesn't work ... all the weather stripping around the current door has to be replaced (not my job, and neither is the door bell ... yesterday we discovered that the wiring for the doorbell was pulled out and that became a bigger project than I can do) ... my job is to patch, and paint. I'm glad I can paint. I'm grateful that we can afford to paint over new paint that is unappealing. That paint was never going to show wear because it was the very color of dirty.
|(this is a picture of a door exactly|
like the one we are getting ready to install -
I haven't settled on a color yet -
soon though because it is bare wood right now)
This side of the living room is completed now. We might have left the beam unpainted, but there was no removing the paint to make that choice. The caulking up there is super hanky too. Pure flat white covers a multitude of sins.
|part of today's to do|
The kitchen cabinets are still that unfortunate color, but they will have to wait for their new paint. I'm going to do them with Annie Sloan's light grey chalk paint. The hinges, which were also painted by the flipper will have to be replaced and they're on order. I really do love having a home to work in.
I am "guest" posting on my blog today. I don't have the access figured out, but via my phone which was still connected to Blogger, I have invited myself. It's not a complete work around because I'm limited to posting only with no dashboard access.
All of this house stuff has gotten me to wondering ... if I were a house, what would I look like. I asked my husband that ... what would he look like ... he said he would be a massive concrete structure, contemporary, but like Wright's Falling Water. I've toured some of the Wright structures and they are indeed quirky. I think L intuitively chose a perfect representation. I would be a tiny white house, with soft wooden floors and a wrap around porch with a swing. I would have lots of windows which could be flung open ... and the house of me would smell like sunshine and mowed grass and gardenias.
well - work time
Btw - another thing I'd been looking for was that ice cream maker
we had a dessert of
piping hot apple pie
cinnamon ice cream
bubbly rum butter
while we were in Birmingham recently and it was the bomb!
It's on my list to perfect for Thanksgiving and I hope it takes plenty of tries!