Before I head out to the garden today I wanted to put todays musings in black and white. I have learned through the weeks that I have been writing this blog that getting things down itruly helps me work through what ever is on my mind. Yes, I will haul more mulch today, weed and for sure hop in and out of the pool while working away in this heat wave. Our plan had been the new roof and roof windows for this years maintenance plan for our house in the middle of nowhere. Next year was to be some redecorating, you know, painting, blinds - perhaps some new furniture and adding the built ins that I want in our family room.
With the new roof windows comes the need to caulk the inside of the new roof windows before winter. Having to caulk our family room roof windows means renting equipment to get up there, something we only want to do once. At some point we had forgotten to crank the old windows closed and it rained causing drip marks down the wall, that has to go while we have the chance. Also on the ceiling on the other wall for some reason we have moisture marks. They appeared after a cold spell a couple of years ago. No idea why, even the love of my immediate life and HB have no idea. That will mean drywall cut, investigation and patching. All leading to painting....see the theme?
So, if we are painting is this the time to add the built in’s by the fireplace? What CAN we do when the sides are uneven? I do not have a clue dear imaginary reader. I have been on Pinterest, some beautiful pictures but I haven’t seen anything that looks like our family room. The new roof windows are solar powered, no more reaching over the edge of the loft to crank them open. No more holes in screens from said crank, WOOT WOOT!! And they have blinds! Blinds mean we will have to replace the sheers that are currently on the windows.....this has the potential to turn into a whole room make over. Last weekend when I was discussing this with LLB, the only thing she said was “ya mean this room won’t be green anymore?”.
We moved into our home 17 years ago this year. It was a stretch for us coming from that community to the west of us with the little side split, into a way larger house that needed a ton of work. My dear friend Nancy had the decorating gene, one I don't have. Our family room is the last room that still has most of what she did for us in it. The make do IKEA shelves and side tables that were only supposed to be there “until”. Seventeen years later .....An oil leak was found about a year after we moved in - the family room was virtually destroyed- it was awful. But it was put together again just as it was. Its time to change it up.
I am going to head out to the garden now to think about things. If you have any ideas dear imaginary reader pass them along, I’m going to need all the help I can get.
Happy Canada Day!