Monday, March 18, 2013
good morning everyone! well--we had a quiet weekend! dorijane has had a good week and we go back to the acupuncture vet today. i have a lot of questions to ask him. and i filled out an online form to get an eye appointment. i need new glasses and i think i need to go to a legit eye doctor instead of getting a quick and dirty eye check from one of the cheap places. my eyes went bad when i was in the third grade. my vision changed very quickly and has remained at that level since then. since i was in about the 6th grade my prescription has not changed, so i have always just gone the cheap route since they can usually get my prescription fairly easily. but recently my eyes seem to be doing something and i think i need to get them dialated and have my retinas checked. so its off to the regular eye dr. for me. several of these kinds of things are on my agenda right now--physical, mammo, that kind of stuff. i have been too long between visits and its time to bite the bullet and go. eyes just jumped to the head of the list.
over the weekend we worked on framing in our two windows. when dewayne and cindy sided our house last summer we had them replace the two very large windows in the front of our house. we had installed pella casements not that long ago. but the wood interior has rotted and failed, so we had to do it all over again. this time i chose vinyl so there would be no maintenence issues again, and instead of casements (divided into three relatively small sections) we put in sliders, so both windows offer very large sections of open glass to afford excellent views of the front garden. i love windows and large expanses of glass. we have no curtains in our house--only blinds or shutters for privacy, that are left rolled up or open 95 percent of the time. even our new bathroom has a slider window with no coverings, we just placed it high enough up that privacy isn't an issue there either. when we removed the pellas, we had to take all the trim and filler out (our windowsills are very deep since our house is cement block) and so we had to replace all of that. the window in the office is done and i just got the second coat of paint on it and it looks very nice. simple and clean. because of the way the openings had to be made, our window trim is extremely wide to span the gap between the window interior and the wall, so we just took boards and mitered the ends, so the windo trim is kind of like a picture frame. its not overly fine --i have the utmost respect for finish carpenters since we can't begin to attain that level of perfection--but its tidy and simple and i even had enough of the paint left from the room to repaint everything to match the other window! we started on the living room window as well, but the opening wasn't quite square which meant rob had to do some cutting and fitting and we will have to use a little trim on that window to mask the problem. but the interior, which is the hardest part, is done--all that remains is the wall trim and the "masking" trim. hopefully that means we can turn our attention to the kitchen--i know what i want in there, its just a question of watching sales and getting the stuff all together when its cheap so that later we can put it all together.
watching the weather this morning--supposed to be freezing rain but i don't see anything. starting week 8 of podrunner this week and i would like to go out this morning.
have a great day everyone!