I almost did.
There is a little bit of touch up along some edges to do. The paint color was so hard to see that it is only now, when I look at the dry paint in a different light, that I can see a few missed spots.
And the edging at the highest corner that I can't quite reach from the eight foot ladder. Craig will have to do it using the extension ladder.
I had not included the stairwell to the family room in my January plan. Although it will be the same color paint, much of it needs to be done from the extension ladder as well.
When I took the drapes and sheers down in the living room. I thought that the sheers could be saved. Unfortunately they were two far gone and shredded while being cleaned.
I'm almost happy about that. It has pushed me into taking action on ordering new ones. The old drapes were also to bad to put back up. Now that the walls are clean, new drapes are a must.
I found a web site that sells customs drapes, and hopefully I can find an acceptable fabric, for an acceptable price.
I have several samples coming in the mail.
Their prices are pretty good, and they are also doing a 50% off sale right now. I'm trying to get the order together before the sale ends. I talked to someone on the phone yesterday, and he was a bit vague as to how long the discount would be offered.
The drapes are manufactured in Hayward, California, which is just up the road from here. I like the idea that they are American made, even if the labor is probably done by illegal immigrants.
I didn't ask, but I think I may be able to go pick them up when they are done, and save the shipping costs.
(I could batch it with a trip to Berkeley Bowl!)
I'm pleased with my progress on sorting thru "stuff." I agree with a comment that Heyduke left on one of my posts. Something about "layers" of stuff. I have found that by going thru and getting rid of the top layer, it has become easier and easier to sort thru related things.
I do wish Craig were more involved in it though. I guess I just want to be sure he is OK with not keeping some things.
On another note:
We are flying down to San Diego for a Super Bowl Party weekend with our daughter. It should be a lot of fun, and of course we always enjoy seeing our grandsons.
Where are you watching the big game?
Who do you think will win?