Ever since installing an automatic cat fountain in the downstairs bathroom last month, Darwin has been using it constantly [HOORAY!]. But the motion sensor is so sensitive the fountain turns on anytime we move past the bathroom door. Jim suggested installing a cat door so we could keep the bathroom door closed.
For a long time I’ve wanted to replace our ugly, old, stained [and sometimes painted] brass hinges and ugly gold doorknobs with silver. I’ve never been a yellow gold person. Or brass. I finally started this project the first week of September before my trip to Germany.
Last weekend I had to take the squirrel platform down. The issue was mice. Stupid, hangry, devious, mice. They found a hole under the squirrel platform leading into our basement and started ripping out hunks of insulation.
Lately it’s been so rainy, which is great, because our plants & trees & grass & rivers need it! Sometimes I wake up at night when the rain gets heavy and listen to it splattering onto the deck instead of going quietly down the gutter. Every time I hear it I think “I really need to get up there and see why it’s not draining”.
Why is everything so much harder than you think it will be? After fixing the ceiling fan, I had a hell of a time finding a ceiling paint color match. And just when I thought the wall was done I discovered a problem. Meh.
I had to wait 24 hours after patching the bedroom wall ceiling crack with joint compound before I could sand it. I sanded it and finished applying 2 coats of blue paint to the wall. I also managed to almost rip our ceiling fan off the ceiling…
I am ALISON, aka Nine Dark Moons. Welcome to my little corner of the world! I hope you will stay a while & read some stories about my DIY projects, my creative exploits, and the adorable animals that cross my path.