Monday, February 16, 2015
Home Improvement aka Cans of Worms
What a weekend! I mentioned earlier that tackling some long awaited tasks upstairs was going to be a priority this year. We began with the desire to paint and re-arrange our room, which morphed into we really need to deal with our dated en-suite bath first. So after 5 years of not working, our goal was to replace the shower exhaust vent, sand the ceilings, prime everything with a mildew resistant primer, and paint the whole shebang from top to bottom. Well the vent is in and set, but as with all cans of worms, B had to rip our half of the compromised plaster ceiling in the shower to get it done right, so now plastering will be added to the do it yourself repertoire. It looks like we will be sharing the kids bath for a while, but it will be well worth it!
Winter home improvements make me feel like the whole house is preparing for spring when all attention will be turned outside and the inside will soothe our aching muscles. We have a few tasks in our kitchen, and tearing out the carpet in Charles' bedroom also at the top of the to do list. Maybe we will have time to tackle stripping the glue from the wood (who glues carpet to wood floors anyway?!) and refinishing the upstairs floors too. We shall see.
It is not just the in-doors that gets the winter workout. We purchased a large rolling tool case to begin the task of organizing B's workshop last week. Of course this weekend it was sub-zero, providing less than comfortable working conditions in the barn, but at least we have the equipment to make it happen!