Monday, July 27, 2009

Progress, In Small Doses

I was true to my word and did work religiously ALL DAY. Still, no work was done on the bathroom. D*mn! I'm hoping to remedy that with a few vacation days later this week. (Cross your fingers that I can take them off.)

I DID get the yard mowed (and it looks quite nice, thankuverymuch) and all of the assorted debris went to the dump. Before I got filthy in the yard, I cooked food for the critters (we homecook, using very little commercial food, which after last year's poison scare, I'm glad), washed Pearl, and did some laundry.

The mother got the shed painted! She'd planned to scrub down the house yesterday -- after painting the shed -- but it was not to be. As she got close to finishing the shed, a neighbor came over. Then, as she was finishing the shed and preparing to scrub the house, one of her friends came by.

She did so while I was trying to care for all of the critters. Something I had to stop doing because she wanted to look at my suitcases. (Planning for their pending trip.) One suitcase was easy -- it lives in my closet. The other, not so much. It was downstairs. In the warehouse. Somewhere.

After some effort, I found it. She decided she had luggage about the same size and would use it. I hope she's right. She said that one of her bags "is just a little bigger" than my small bag. And that small bag is the MAXIMUM size for a carry-on. That means she'd need to check it, if it is, in fact, bigger. She didn't believe she'd need to check it. Oh well. I hope she's right.

With the shed painted, that means I can FINALLY put the trim on it. So, assuming I get the days off that I asked for, I'll be trimming out the shed AND working on my bathroom.

Now if I could just get her to paint those d*mn kitchen cabinets ...


Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by... nope, don't plant major renovations on my old house, just new paint, refinish the floor, etc. And of course, get the bricks pointed.

I can't wait to move in and get started!

I love reading your blog and have learned so much! You are a great writer and I expect to see a book or tv show about your blog some day!

Why S? said...

I'm so impressed that on top of everything else you do, you cook your own pet food. You're truly a good pet mommy.

NV said...

Debbie -- I was so glad to see "inspection" in your future. I adore older homes but they are often so riddled with problems. (mine is almost 70 and we're still replacing ORIGINAL stuff!)

Why -- Aw, thanks. We try to care for them as best we can.

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