Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Little Done Every Day

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!


  1. Yes, it will...and both of you are doing a great job sticking with it!

  2. I know it is a slow and pain staking process. I hope all your hard work reaps you tons of benefits from the sale of the house.

  3. Wow, you are getting so much done! It is a long process, and hard sometimes to stay focused on moving ahead with the projects. But what a sense of accomplishment you will feel when it is done. :) Towards the end we pared our list down to just the projects we felt were the most necessary, and we were glad we did.

  4. I know how you feel about the blog posts. I do the same thing, write them, save as a draft and then eventually delete them. You are getting a lot done, and I know its hard to work in the house when you want to be out in the RV.

  5. Have to admire how you and Craig are working together to reach your goals. It seems like a long stretch now but soon you will look back and say, "it's DONE!"

  6. Glad to see you are progressing nicely!

  7. Yep, it will. Hang in there and get 'er done! Been there done that.

  8. Yep, it will. Hang in there and get 'er done! Been there done that.

  9. It may seem like slow going, but it sounds to me like you've done a lot of work again. Just keep your eye on the prize. It will happen!!

  10. I think you've done an amazing amount of work on the house.

  11. Sounds like you are making progress. Just remember the old saying, "the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a a time."

  12. It's amazing how a coat of paint can freshen it all up and look so nice!

    Karen and Steve
    RVing: This Country Is Our Big Backyard

  13. Remember, you eat that elephant one bite at a time.

  14. You're doing amazing! That's a lot of work, and the steady pace (with fun breaks for the road) seems a smart way to do it. I'm happy to see a new entry here, too--I've missed you!



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