Nothing exciting going on around here. I've written several blog posts, but have deleted them because they either didn't make sense, were boring, or I was whining.
We keep getting something done every day.
Not huge jobs, but something.
I'm back to painting again.
Rooms that I didn't do last year or the year before.
I finished the upstairs bedroom, and have started on the family room. There are five doors, and one stair doorway, plus a large set of windows, so there is a lot of detail work to do. I was not going to repaint the ceiling, but we noticed some cracking around one of the inset lights. Now that it is fixed the entire ceiling needs a fresh coat of white. Craig is going to "pop" down the 17 lights so I won't have to mask around them.
The walls will be very easy to paint because I am just going to do one coat using the same color that is there now. I did all of the lower edging today. I expect the room to be done by the beginning of next week.
I also worked on filling nail holes in the studio room. Many many nail holes! Craig is our nail hole "expert" and he will do a second pass before I prime and paint the walls. They will have to be primed because there are splashes of things no ordinary paint will cover.
We have decided to take the shop lights down in there. There is also an old heater on the wall that was part of the original heating system for the house. It has not worked for years and was behind one of my work benches. It will probably be a few weeks before I can paint in there, but we are moving in the right direction.
We have also removed the sink and vanity in the bathroom that's on the same floor as the family room and former studio. We found there was no tile under the vanity, so we will have to do something to the floor before we put a new one in. I don't want to retile the bathroom, but the top of the old vanity was done with a similar, but smaller terra cotta tile. I think we may be able to use it as an edge if the new vanity doesn't cover all of the presently untiled floor. I'm sure we will figure out what to do when the time comes.
In addition to helping me, Craig has continued to fit and install his new baseboards and wood trim around the doors he replaced.
Slowly, but surely! It WILL GET DONE!