I hear the lyrics, the beat, and I recognize the passions, intensity, frenzy. Can’t feel them. Can see, remember, nostalgia. A passing train. Nothing stirs. Molasses. Tar pit. Black & white movie.
So. Today we rented a drum sander to sand our dining room floor. After that we plan to test some stain samples, and maybe some paints as well if the wood stains don’t cover the water/pet damage.
Next I will continue my campaign to do the same to our living room…assuming we can achieve a positive outcome
Originally I wanted to do it all at once but James just wouldn’t agree. I just didn’t want to spend all that money to rent the sander twice. Turns out, a local company was charging FAR less than Home Depot so I feel a lot better about breaking it into two parts. So instead of paying $50 for 4 hours of rental time we found one much closer to home that was $50 for the whole weekend. Yay! Stay tuned for the results.
Well, friends, it’s a start! I don’t seem to have enough fingers, but Dags has grown fond of braids, so I’ll make it work. I am pretty fond of braids too, so maybe I’ll start sporting them myself. They may never look like I intend but it will be good practice.
If you have any braiding tips or tricks, please share in the comments below!
Finally got the self-stick whiteboard paper installed. Still plan to trim it down, about even with the light switch and frame it with some moulding from Busy Beaver.
Above the whiteboard I plan to install some Ikea Grundtal shelves or shelf where I’ll store my pots & pans. And to the right of the whiteboard maybe I’ll put some hanging baskets or something.
My latest genius idea! The kids have been scraping knees & elbows like crazy all summer and dealing with band-aids has driven me to 2 interesting developments. I buy full boxes of those tiny junior band-aids online now because they are perfect for kids and they only put like 5 of them in any box you’ll find at a real-life store. So then you have a bazillion band-aids in a bazillion sizes that you’ll rarely use. Which you then have to dump out and spread all over the floor to find the right size while your child stands crying and bleeding everywhere. Enter my genius idea to sort them in a $1 coupon organizer from Target. You’re welcome