Yikes! A quarter of the year is gone! How did that happen? Oh yes, we moved. That is guaranteed to make time disappear. I’ve finally taken some pictures of the new family room. There is more work to be done here to make it ours than we expected but I think that’s how it always goes.
Easter memories – Today is a day reminds me of my childhood. Easter was a sort of big deal in my family. New outfit, special foods and if we’re lucky spring weather. One year I got a corsage from a guy I was dating. Those old Easter outfits always came with a hat and gloves, all color coordinated. I can’t remember the last time I work a hat except a snow hat to keep my ears warm. Today we are having ham just like when I was a kid with potatoes and asparagus.
A week of painting! – The entire new house was painted a tan shade. Originally I thought that would work but it doesn’t. There is a pinky undertone that makes it look flesh colored in certain light. Not a fan of flesh colored walls so it’s all getting painted eventually. The upstairs is done. Here is a bit of wisdom. After you have put all the drop cloths down to protect the floor and moved both the ladder and your paint in place, you will notice one spot where the drop cloths do not overlap. It’s a tiny area. In a world of probabilities, you have as much chance of putting a drop of paint in the spot as you have of winning the lottery. You can be sure that you will drop paint there (and will not win the lottery) so remove the paint equipment and the ladder and redo the drop cloths or you will waste 15+ minutes cleaning up that one splotch of paint off the rug.
Where have all the workmen gone? – Getting contractors to do work for you is near impossible these days. They are the new cabbage patch dolls. Impossible to find and outrageously priced. We have gone through a list with mixed results. Several are booked into next year. A few spent time with us and we never heard from them again. We have some recommendations from friends and family that we will try as soon as we get the energy.
Sometimes it pays to wait – When I’m buying a big item, I’m not impulsive. I save that for shoes and a run to the farmers market where I have no restraint at all. I’ve been looking at a new table for the kitchen eating area for a few months. You have to order furniture sight unseen these days and that’s unnerving for me. It’s also made with woods I’ve never heard of – mangowood? Rubberwood? (Do mangoes come with the mangowood?) Big item, lots of money and I can’t see it first? We took a road trip to a store in a faraway land (about an hour away) to see it in person. I like it and I like the look but it’s very different from anything I’ve ever had. Will it work? Is it the right size? Back and forth. This week I got a package from the store as a “new neighbor.” (I didn’t know that’s a thing but I’m being offered discounts from a lot of places because I moved.) I have a 20% discount on anything which makes the table a lot less expensive. I have a few weeks to pull the trigger. I wish the store were closer so I could go fondle it again.
So how was your week? (Pictures have been especially hard to work today with WordPress. They are forcing me to the new editor which is much more difficult for pictures. I apologize for out of sequence.)