Fall is OK, but it means winter is coming and I don’t like winter! I wish it went from Fall to Spring to Summer to Fall. I was in Florida all weekend with hubby, celebrating his dad’s 75th Birthday – Happy Birthday Dad#2! It was fun – we [Jim, me, Jim’s brother and Jim’s nephew and niece] flew down and totally surprised him 🙂 But somehow I managed to not take even 1 picture. Oops!
Since my last front hall update, I’ve finished grouting, I’ve sealed the grout, and I’ve moved on to the closet shelf and lighter wall color. Today was a holiday from work, so I went to the paint store and bought a quart of Benjamin Moore Marina Gray. However, once on the walls, it looks like cement.
I’ve been working on my 6-panel painting project which I started this past July. I completed 3 of the 6 panels in July, and have been working towards completing the remaining 3. So far I have outlined each shape on the 3 empty panels with a Sharpie, traced them onto paper, and marked them on pieces of tin.
I HATE grout haze. It’s my current nemesis, although I’ve made huge progress towards eliminating it. Removing it requires lots and lots of scrubbing. With warm water and a green kitchen scrubbie. And once you think you’ve done as much scrubbing as you can handle, you have to to more scrubbing. And rinsing. Lots and lots of rinsing.
As a DIY blogger, I don’t often talk about my personal life. I like to keep things light and fluffy and focus on my accomplishments and the funny things my pets have done. It helps me to keep a positive mental attitude and outlook on life. But behind the scenes things aren’t always so easy. I have suffered from depression since puberty. Without medication I find life unbearable. I wanted to share a blog post I wrote in 2005, originally published on MySpace.