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Starting to Paint

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Annie left Tuesday and I took Jerzy to the airport Wednesday morning. Then the BW and I spent the rest of Wednesday putting stuff back, cleaning the house, and getting rid of leftover stuff that we don't want. I also took down the Christmas lights and the BW filled a box with Christmas stuff for the attic.

Today I went to an AARP meeting which was just to let us know the new boss and changes in assignments, then got home about noon. After lunch I spent from one to six getting ready to paint the small bathroom. I got all the hardware off of the door and cabinets, pulled the registers and washed them, and used a bucket of Spick and Span to wash the walls, doors, etc. I expanded into the kitchen and garage door, then just set the bucket in the garage because there were a few more things to remove. I also put the closet door in the garage - it's a folding shutter door and is a trip to paint.

We watched a George Gently movie (English mystery) last night, and probably will watch another tonight. The BW wants me to paint the entire house, inside and outside, so I'm starting with the new bathroom because the contractor didn't paint the new baseboard trim. I think the walls and ceiling are fine, but she wants everything painted with the same BEHR "Ultra Pure White" enamel because she didn't think the contractor's white paint was high enough quality. So tomorrow I start painting in that room.

I don't mind painting, but the house is full so you need to clear everything out of a room, remove and store all the trim, and wash everything before you do the painting. At my age, I think five hours a day is enough time to spend, even if things stay torn up for a few days for each room. It's not like the old days, when I always wanted to get the job done right now - I can stretch it out.

Also, yesterday I bought an Ooma - and we will see how well it works out.

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PYRATEGRACE 1/6/2012 8:29PM

    Big job but why would you remove all the trim??

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S3XYDIVASMOM 1/5/2012 10:25PM

    Slow and steady still gets the job done. It is good to set a reasonable pace.

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MS.ELENI 1/5/2012 8:41PM

    What is an Ooma.
You have a big job ahead of you. You are tough

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Not A Bad Day

Monday, January 02, 2012

I spun the wheel to prove I signed in today, and got another 2. It seems as if I nearly always have been getting either 2 or 3 lately, and I hope my luck is going to change soon.

PS - I got 20 or the bonus spin, so it wasn't really a bad day at all.

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MS.ELENI 1/3/2012 9:41AM

    sounds good to me

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New Year's Eve

Sunday, January 01, 2012

We went to bed at 11:00 last night. Annie and Jerzy were watching "Young Dr. Frankenstein" which I have seen at least twice, and maybe three times before. I hope you all had a good time.

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MS.ELENI 1/1/2012 6:22PM

    I went to bed early too

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The BW is Home!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

We had a cold snap, but the days have been perfect. There is always a lot of dew in the morning, and it's cool, but this morning when I walked the dogs there was a strange atmospheric phenomenon that I don't know how to name. It might be either a fog or a very low cloud. The air was perfectly clear on the surface, but about 12 to 15 feet up it got foggy, so that you could look down the street and see cars and houses clearly, but just a few feet above them the trees grayed out fairly quickly.

We went a little less than two miles, and as we came home the sun was just coming up, and the cloud was nearly gone. Now the sun is bright and the weather is fine.

Annie and Jerzy are gone to an emergency dentist - Jerzy had a toothache that kept him from sleeping last night. The BW got on her recumbent and took off to take the trail south to her favorite Publix, which is about three miles one way with an overpass over Alt. 19 that is a very steep hill. She has her cell phone (turned of) and mine is in my pocket turned on, so I assume she will call for help if she needs it.

Annie says there is a new brewpub on Main Street in Dunedin, so we may stop by this afternoon to warm up for supper, if Jerzy survives the dentist.


Not Normal Yet

Monday, December 26, 2011

Strangely believe it, I was the same weight this morning as I was on December 14, the day before the visitors arrived. That was after a 1.4 pound drop from yesterday, so it may be an illusion, but still not bad for the sort of partying that has been going on. I put out the trash and recyclables today, and the recyclables are very heavy because of all the champagne bottles (and other wine bottles) in the toter. The goodies that go along with the drinks are possibly a problem, but it will all be over in another 10 days and we can get back to normal. The last two days have been serious eating days so I'm looking forward to it.

I did walk the dogs 2.72 miles this morning, so the holidays have that going for them. There was a light fog, we didn't start until 7:40, and we only saw three walkers, three runners, and a few cars. It was very quiet late in the day, maybe because everyone was sleeping in.

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MS.ELENI 12/31/2011 5:11PM

    I heard someone else mention the strange fog this morning.I am not up that early. have a good time tonight.
Bill just said he saw it

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TUDI4480 12/27/2011 11:44PM

    Sounds like you're having a wonderful, social Holiday with friends & family. Good for you! Happy times are good stress relievers. I hope your good times buoy you through the end of this year and all the way through a joyous 2012 (Note: Not necessarily with champagne everyday, but once in awhile...absolutely.)

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MS.ELENI 12/26/2011 1:55PM

    You are doing great with your weight

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SPARKCHANTAL 12/26/2011 12:28PM

    your title implies there's such a thing as 'normal'...?

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