Walking around the neighborhood yesterday morning in a big heavy sweater, I noticed that there is color touching a lot of trees and that there is even brightly colored leaves falling to the ground. This is the weekend to really enjoy the last bit of summer cause fall about to burst. I know its technically summer for a few more weeks, but I gauge the season by food cravings and extra curricular activities. I bought my first winter squash (a butternut) this week, roasted it whole and then ate the whole thing, and then stared to knit a new hat for the mr. It was all fantastic and all fall like and I am now happy to trade in tomatoes for all the root veggies, I am ready. Are you?
Progress on the house. I spent a few days meticulously cleaning up and sanding exposed wooden beams in one of the bedrooms (they look so good) This while I battled a ear infection that I treated by stuffing large amounts of garlic infused coconut oil into my ear and walked around smelling like dinner and oozing oil from my head. All the fun stuff happens to me no? But I am feeling much much better now so I can stop complaining so much. And no more shoving ear phones into these ears. Pretty sure that is why I got the infection in the first place.
The mr has been doing everything and testing out all the electrical. And guess what, ever freaking thing works! We now have lights in each room, even a light in the windowless bathroom we use ( the unfinished bathroom that is actually just a toilet on a sub floor with a door) And instead of having to run extension cords for every freaking thing, we can now use outlets! It's been a fine fine week. Little sister Barb and I even spent all of yesterday painting the upstairs. Unfortunately after so many days of pouring over color samples and finally thinking I found the color, buying the paint and getting most of the painting done, I have realized that I don't like the color. (it's a off white, but just too yellow) BALLS! The mr is being super sweet about it and telling me it's not big thing and that the walls needed a base coat anyway (no they didn't, we already primed that walls) and that we will just repaint together and it will take no time and be great. So back to square one with the paint samples (looking for more of a greyish white). AM I crazy? Yes I am, but I would rather repaint now and be really happy with the color then waiting until we move, hate it then, and repaint around furniture and nice clean floors. That would suck even more.
Today the mr and I are going to pick out the new color, get the paint, and clean clean clean! Empty mud bucket piles, pieces of scrap sheetrock and tools everywhere. The house is a pig pen and it's getting a little much for my liking But after a good clean, if I have some time, I will plant my butt outside on the porch with a enormous cup of coffee and read the rest of the day away. Sunday goals.
If you are interneting (is this a word? If not, I think it should be), here are a few links from the bit of interneting I did this week (didn't do to much)
-Thinking ahead. Peak Fall Foliage Dates
-A in for science and for all of us. A Lifesaving Transplant for Coral Reefs
- This will be my life someday (hopefully sooner then later) STUDIO TOUR: A QUESTION OF EAGLES.
-I grew up watching Bob Ross, such a big influence. The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees-
-If you know me, you know I have a thing for chairs (I have way way to many and I love the all) This book is for me. Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs
-I avoid antibacterial shit like the plague (I like me some germs) so this makes me happy. Within a year, antibacterial soaps as you know them will disappear from the market
A few pictures of the awesomeness of the week.
Have a great weekend. Hope you get a long one.