Do you ever have those nights when you go to bed and you are tired but are still wound up and can’t go to sleep? Then you finally go to sleep and then only an hour later, you wake up and then it really sets in, toss/turn/think and then finally get up and go do something before you can really go back to sleep. Part of the problem could be the confounded time change!
I’m beginning to think that sweat equity is for the birds! I have to admit that I’m all for saving money (most of the time) but sometimes it is just NOT worth it. I know we have done a lot of little odd and end jobs for the retreat house and they pay off both in money and satisfaction that things look better and being able to say WE did that, but thank goodness I CANNOT do it all!
Golden is steadily working on the floors, sanding, scraping, buffing and I’m not sure what else, but I am happy as a lark that I’m not doing the floors. Pure and simple it is a lot of hard work.
Sunday we went to look at the house and ended up bringing home 2 doors to strip and sand so we can get rid of the countless coats of paint on them. We had taken the upstairs door home before but only got half of it done before we had to take it back. So we took the bedroom door and the beautiful bodacious blue panty door in the kitchen. I don’t think I can stand looking at that ugly blue door one more day!
Sunday we started working on the bedroom door and we did pretty well, but ran out of daylight and called it a day. Last night I asked him if he would set me up before he left for work and I’d work on the blue door. David was ever so kind enough to honor my request and I had the hook up! With the earlier daylight I got to work before 7 and I have to say that it “sucked the life out of me”! 😉 Not really, but it was NOT going to win. I worked on it until almost 11 and it looks so much better. I have no idea what type of paint was originally used but it didn’t want to come off. I finally had to break out the sander to get to the wood and I ran out of stripper. I almost feel like we have “toxic” waste out there! There is a lot of green gunk!
I even got to strip the doorknobs. I don’t think they knew that they were not to be painted. Ugh!
I went to the retreat house this afternoon and we had workers in the house working on the floors, roofers on the craft room, more trim painting and Grant working on the trim on the porch. Good stuff!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,