Still painting – The worst thing about being consumed with house updates is that you miss the experiences that inspire you to write and you eat a lot of “take out.” I work by myself so there are no stupid people (other than me) or oddball things to notice. (There is a lot of Murphy’s Law going on but that’s a post all its own.) The good thing is that I’m sleeping very well. So far my body hasn’t complained too much.
New googaws – I had to go to home depot for paint supplies. I was fascinated with the new gizmos they have to help you paint. There are flat fluffy pads for around windows and doors and narrow ones for woodwork. They have rollers of all sizes for different projects and paint trays to match. I was like a kid in a candy store. Two of those pads came home with me. I used the wide one for doors and the narrow for woodwork and was pretty pleased with both. The narrow one made quick work of woodwork. I would skootch a long run and then follow up with a trim brush. No need to constantly reload the brush as there was enough paint on the wood. I just had to be sure it got in the crevices. I’m waiting for a Roomba automatic device to paint. Hello Elon Musk! Are you listening?
Personal differences – The last owner had the house painted about a year ago. It was neat and tidy but her choice of colors did not suit. She painted all the woodwork white. I haven’t had pure white woodwork since I was a kid and certainly not the neon white she used. After a few weeks, it made me crazy so a good part of it is now a linen white. Just a few shades warmer but for me it made all the difference. You don’t need sunglasses inside. She also did not hang artwork or pictures. The only decoration was neon white switch plates and outlets for the electric. Kind of weird. I always paint them to match the wall as I don’t want them noticed. Different strokes.
Moving in the winter – It’s the worst time to move into a new house. Aside from the weather and snow issues we had, everything was brown, gray and drab. (We moved after a dump of 26 inches of snow which had to be cleaned off the driveways at both houses.) Spring is now bursting out. The neighborhood is full of flowering trees and there are perennial plants emerging from the ground around our patio. Can’t wait to see what everything is!
Importing chipmunks – Both the beloved husband and I have noticed that there are no chipmunks here. We had a large colony at the old house and all of us (including the felines) enjoyed their scampering and hijinks. We have squirrels. We have a bossy one and a smaller one that frequently gets chased by the bossy one especially when there are sunflower seeds involved. I miss the chippies.
So how was your week?