Friday, December 29, 2006

The red wall is done!

And it looks great! It only took 3 coats of paint and a lot of frustration! The trim part still needs work, but that is what crown moulding is for! The new carpet is going in tomorrow and then we will be able to put our house back together. I wonder how many brain cells were lost to the paint fumes?? After pictures coming soon!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

We're Painting the Living Room!

On the 26th we put away the Christmas tree and cleaned out the living room. Currently our dining room and guest bedroom are holding all of the contents of the living room. Then we began the long process of getting ready to paint. The taping, the washing of the walls, the priming. We just got started on the actual paint today.

I am finally getting rid of my least favorite thing about my livingroom, the ugly brown beam. It is now gleaming white with ceiling paint (after 2 coats of primer!

We got the tinted primer out today and painted a wall pink, the final color will be cranberry, but it was kind of fun to have a pink wall for a little while in a house full of boys!

Well the project is coming right along - hope to have it done this week!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

It's all about the lights

I love Christmas lights. I love to drive around and look how people use them to decorate their houses. There are some who get a little out of control.... but the local Botanical Gardens had a nice display. They had a lot of lights damaged from the storm that we had last week and they are working on fixing them, but they never lost power and hey - the show must go on!

When I suggested going to the gardens to look at the Christmas lights, J-man thought that it was going to be lame, and even told me he did not want to go. But then when we got there, he kept saying how cool everything was. Now he wants to know where else we can go to see more Christmas light displays. See J-man - my ideas aren't lame all the time.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Storm Damage

I went through my neighborhood yesterday and took pictures of the damage that was still left from the storm Thursday night. My friends are steadily getting thier power back on. I think I was one of the first to get my power back, I almost feel guilty!

This is my own back yard mess, but at least we only lost branches!

hen the shocker is the poor playground at YMCA where T-man goes to pre-school. It was so bad it took 2 pictures to show how bad it was! These trees took down the power lines at the corner too. The lines were draped across a Ford Explorer, innocently sitting in its driveway! The street next to the Y was closed and in addition to the trees down, it had a blanket of branches covering every inch of pavement.

Then there are the various hazards still around the neighborhood. I refused to drive under these trees!