Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Our day yesterday started off with me going to town for paint and hubby picking up some lumber for re-framing the door between the kitchen and living room.

When we put on the addition many years ago, the first year it was just a shell with no insulation so put an "outside" door there to keep more of the heat in the part of the house we were living in. The door was put in a wall where a double window had been leaving the opening wider than the door. We filled in the gaps on each side and put some (ugly) wide molding on both sides and over the top of the door which was torn off just prior to this picture.

When we got home from town, I put a coat of poly on the covers for a storage area and wood box on our porch. They'd gotten a little beat up looking in the last fifteen years (imagine that) so we pulled them off, Papa Pea sanded them and I put a new coat of finish on them.

I thought I'd share the above fetching shot of me in my full regalia doing the polying. Feel free to use it as a screen saver. It's guaranteed to scare viruses so badly they will stay far, far away from your computer.

Then B stopped by to tell us everything she wanted us to get done before she comes to play with us all day today. (She can be so bossy some times!) I was making a very creative and elegantly gourmet-ish lunch while she visited (peanut butter and jelly because who the heck has time to cook around here these days?) so we talked her into sitting still for a couple of minutes and joining us for a sandwich.

Then hubby and I set to work washing the kitchen ceiling and walls in preparation for painting.

Here's Papa Pea doing a little patch work on holes where my pot rack used to hang.

While he was up at that level, I talked him into washing off the tops of the cabinets. Omigosh, where the heck did all that dirt, grit and grime come from? Does somebody come in at night and dump bucketfuls up there? Ish!

After we finished washing the ceiling I put up masking tape to make painting the ceiling as easy as possible. (I think doing the taping takes as long as the painting does.)

We were going to paint the ceiling last night but right after dinner, Papa Pea's good friend (or his BFF as Chicken Mama calls him) stopped over and the first thing I knew they both had cold beers in their hands. That was fine with me 'cause I was having trouble finding more oompf and was glad for a little time off. But first thing this morning (as soon as we get some fortifying breakfast in our tummies), those rollers and brushes will be splashing that paint on the ceiling.

15 comments:

Erin said...

Well, at least Papa Pea and BFF didn't decide to start painting after enjoying brews, right LOL? You are seriously a Poly Princess... I shudder at the thought of doing it!

judy said...

I COULDN'T EVEN CLIMB A LADDER THAT HIGH WITH OUT GETTING SEA SICK---OH THAT'S RIGHT ,YOU HAVE TO BE ON A BOAT TO DO THAT BUT I'M NAUSEOUS ANYWAY TODAY-AND ITS MY ANNIVERSARY [ I ALREADY HAD MY PITY PARTY LAST NIGHT ] THERE I WAS OFF ON ONE OF MY TANGENTS AGAIN,WHERE WAS I-OH ,NAUSEOUS BECAUSE THOSE OLD FARTS AT THE VA NEVER KNOW WHEN TO QUIT SMOKING AND JUST THINKING OF THERE LETS JUST SAY" SMOKERS HACK" [ I DON'T NEED YOU UP-CHUCKING TOO] JERRY WAS LAUGHING AT ME YESTERDAY WHEN I RAN OUT OF THE CLINIC WITH MY HAND OVER MY MOUTH. TOO MUCH IS TOO MUCH . DON'T FALL OFF THAT LADDER OR IS THAT BAD LUCK TO SAY THAT WELL THEN BREAK A LEG,ISN'T THAT" GOOD LUCK"

dr momi said...

I can see screen savers all over the world with your pic on them LOL!

Lorie said...

I was your double last night as I too was on a ladder painting in sons room. I must admit, you look much better on a ladder than I. Looks like we will be doing some of the same again today.

Susan said...

I know that all the prep work pays off, but you're right - sometimes it's as complicated, if not more so. You two are moving right along!

Dirt Lover said...

Oh, what energy you have! I agree with you, that taping always seems to go soooo slow. I've tried to bypass it, but it never seems to work as well. Great job on your remodel, by the way. You'll be able to look at it this winter and give yourself a mental pat on the back.
~~Lori

Sue said...

Well,, you should have had all of US over for a cold beverage. I'm sure everyone would have come!!

Prep work is the pits.....but doing a good job there pays off.
Love the get-up. You're so , um, prepared. Yea, that's what it is.
:D

You Can Call Me Jane said...

"I thought I'd share the above fetching shot of me in my full regalia doing the polying. Feel free to use it as a screen saver. It's guaranteed to scare viruses so badly they will stay far, far away from your computer."

Just one of the many reasons I adore you.

Mama Pea said...

Erin - I should have encouraged the boys to hit the painting. But Papa Pea really did need the down time!

judy - Believe me, I've had my fill of going up and down a ladder lately!

dr momi - Now that's a scary thought!

Lorie - When hubby snapped that picture of me, I requested that he avoid getting a full-on butt shot, please. ;o}

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Once I had the taping done, the painting went really fast . . . even faster than I had thought it would. Yippee!

Lori - Oh, I hope, hope, hope it's all done this winter!

Sue - Yup, prepared, that's me. But don't forget gaw-geous, too. (Can you tell hubby said to smile when he took the picture, and I did?)

Jane - That and because I'm so intelligent, beautiful, witty, charming and generous beyond belief, right? Right??! ;o}

Jane said...

"Luke, I'm your Mother". I just saw that picture and could not resist, Darth :)

Mama Pea said...

Jane - Very funny, very funny. (Also very good. I can understand why that came to you!) :o}:o}

MamaTea said...

Are WE having fun yet? I sure am, watching this all come together...but I'm not sure you're going to answer the same. :) And the lovely picture of you in full gear would make a grand addition to any "safety" poster regarding the use of masks. Really, you'd be a beautiful spokeswoman. ;)

The Apple Pie Gal said...

Well at least Jane didn't ask if you'd been probed!! HA! Yes, you look a little space age there!

pst...I thought knocking the cobwebs off before you paint was cleaning :0}

Mama Pea said...

Mama Tea - I've had trouble with industrial toxins entering my system before so the lovely mask accessory is a must. Ask me how hot it is on warm days. Ask me if I get close to claustrophobic when I try to take a deep breath and can't. Oh well, it's all fun, fun, fun. (Yep, I'm on the slippery slope to senility.)

APG - And, boy, did I find a lot of those little cobbywebs!!