My AC box covers would not have been possible without the inspiration I got from Jolie at VintageMeetsGlam.com. Last March I built the basic box frames for the 3 built-in AC units. That was as far as I got until 4 weeks ago when we had a super cold spell with strong winds approaching -20°. Insulated doors were needed asap!
Today was unseasonably warm – it got up to 48° which meant I could spray paint the 4 remaining door panels for the AC boxes – HOORAY!!! Painting the 2 green ones by hand was tedious and took hours and made my hand cramp up from jabbing a dry brush into every single hole to make sure no paint was stuck.
Currently 2 of the 3 AC Box frames I made last March are wrapped in plastic to keep the cold out. I never knew how much air blew in through our [in-wall] ACs until last week during the bitter freeze. Brrrr! It made me realize we need insulated AC doors asap so between yesterday & today I built all 3 sets.
OK. I realize there are many situations where 4 hours can feel like 14: a really bad first date, a half day meeting at work, shopping. But today I’m talking about cleaning the basement. I hauled heavy shit into the “dump pile”, I cleaning off shelves that haven’t been cleaned in probably 20 years, I vacuumed cobwebs off the ceiling, and I cut up more than 100 boxes for recycling. O. M. G.
For a few months now, half the basement has been dark. There are 4 sets of fluorescent ceiling lights down there, but 2 had burnt out. Unfortunately the half that’s been dark is my neighbor Kathy’s – her cage is in a separate room of the basement and been basically pitch black. I knew I needed to get replacement bulbs, but I’ve been sick for so long and so exhausted that I kept forgetting.
About 6 weeks ago, after being sick for 6 weeks [I’m finally starting to feel better, although I’m still way too tired] I decided I needed to do something DIY-ish. Birdie was having a love-hate relationship with her litter boxes and usually left me daily “presents” on the girl cave floor. Turns out it was the litter not the box, but I didn’t know that then.
To be fair, this was my first attempt using caulk where the results have to look “nice”. I caulked the storm windows a few years ago [and made a mess], and caulked a few seams in the basement cage last month [and made a mess]. But last weekend I tried to caulk the kitchen counters and… made a mess.
Today is my 4th Blogiversary! On August 26, 2013, I published my first post on ninedarkmoons.com and started a 4 year odyssey of DIY, creativity, photography, and self expression. I’ve had so much fun, met so many awesome people, & accomplished more than I ever thought possible.
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.