Friday, April 27, 2007

What I've been doing

I've been scraping the peeling paint off the walls and ceiling in our masterbedroom. It was patched at some time and that is what is falling off. Along with some of the old paint, but most of it is recent patch jobs.

Yesterday I scraped and patched the ceiling in the entryway. It turned out very well, but does need another coat of paint, which I'm out of. I even straightened the light fixture that I love!

And finally we found the perfect yellow for the entryway, and the stairs are almost done. One more coat of white. R wants to sand all the natural trim in the entry way and paint it white since the rest of the house is white already.

So I'll be back into the second coat, and adding a coat to the living room later today after a paint run.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Preparing for temporary move back to old Scatterville

W and Sukie
Yes school is almost over, YES! The down side is that we must really work hard to finish up that old house. It's so close yet we are so unmotivated. So after school is done and K is done with her soccer games we'll be moving back to try to finish it. We hope it will only take a month but it may take longer. At least we have the summer to finish it.

Bummers about being there and not here? The strawberries....the cherries....the raspberries... I hope the birds enjoy them for us. The nurture them and they provide with with bug eating and sweet songs.

So the list begins. What do we have to have? Sheets, towels, washing machine! Oh yeah, we are not going without a washing machine this time. We have two and our "good" one is very light weight so it's going back with us. Instead of moving the hefty dryer we are investing the a sunshine dryer, better known as a clothesline. Why not?

Pots, pans, just one of each. It is suprising the little amount of things you really need to live with three children. Why do we collect so many things? The Garage sale is finding more and more things as I realized that "things" are over taking my life, just because I may need them some time.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


K with her soccer ball.
K playing soccer on Saturday, she's loving it.

I'm learning some simplicity around here this week. We are preparing to have a garage sale as we never had one when we moved here because the town we lived in only had 300 people, not great for sucesssful garage sales. Around here rummage sales are great. So the simplicity involves going through our sheets, blankets and books to start with. As I was wrestling the huge mound of sheets and things in the basement I realized that we really do not need to hold on to all those old sheets we had. So have a huge tub of sheets to sell. I am keeping only one nice flannel sheet per bed and one nice regular set. In our house that is still a lot of sheets but the laundry never gets done around here and I think it is because we have more things to wash then we will ever use.