It’s all paint chips all the time over here, and some of the work has finally begun. A project three years in the making (since purchasing the house) is being worked on as I write this. Our house is getting painted! I am so freaking excited about that! I have tons of before pictures, and I’ll take plenty of afters too to share next week.
That means that this weekend we spent some time ripping the cable off the outside of the house. We don’t have cable, and it was a major eyesore. I also trimmed all the bushes back from the house at least a foot. We’re also still battling the hornet/wasp problem we have. Found and destroyed the 7th nest over the weekend. Hopefully the painters won’t be bothered too much.
Additionally, paint colors have been finalized for the guest/basement bathroom, and now that we don’t have any upcoming guests, it’s possible I could start scraping away at the peeling paint. However, I should be working on what it takes to get my license… A girl needs a variety of things to keep her busy and interesting, right?
I thought I’d picked out a paint color for my bathroom, but now I need to go look at shower curtains before deciding.
Also, the egress window in the family room is finally painted. That was a huge pain to do. The next step for that room is to get the last coat of poly on the built-ins so we can assemble and install those babies, and then we can install the trim. The the room will be mostly done.
Our gardens are finally making some significant progress, though they are far behind where they should be. Bunnies ate most of the sprouts we planted at the end of May, and we didn’t get new seeds in the ground until early July, so I’m not sure what kind of harvest we’ll have before frost comes. I suppose that depends on whether winter comes early or late. But our irrigation system is doing wonders for the plants. I have pictures, but that would require getting off the couch, and I’m supposed to be hard at work on stuff for my license right now, so I’m staying on the couch. The less distracted, the better (thisoldhouse.com proves to be all the distraction I need these days).
As a last note, though I haven’t done any sewing since January, I have recently made some jewelry as a way of sating my need to be creative. I really need to get my butt in gear and clean up my crafting room so that I can do more. I have finally, I think, “recovered” from student teaching. My sleep patterns are much improved as of a few weeks ago, thank goodness, and I am feeling awake during the day, not sluggish. I also feel like doing stuff with my time, instead of just sitting on the couch, which I felt was my just reward for all my hard work (not just student teaching, but those 6 years of school, too). Time to get back to the activity of life. I have very much enjoyed all the time spent doing nothing with , however. Doing stuff usually involves not being with him, so you can understand my reluctance.
At any rate, I’m home from work today and tomorrow, supposedly working on some stuff for my license. If I can get past the video part, I think I could work on the rest without needing so much set-up and concentration (two computers, one for the video, one for writing). That’s the plan, at least.