Hubby was gone this weekend, helping a friend in need, so I was planning to devote the entire weekend to DIY. That didn’t work out as well as I’d planned. However, I did get 97% of the laundry room painted! Woohoo! On Sunday I started in the laundry room by taking down the wall shelves over the washer and dryer and moving everything out of the room.
Soooooooooooooo… yesterday I had a Netlix streaming documentary marathon. I originally curled up on the couch with my Earl Grey tea to catch up on HGTV. However, I wasn’t really in the mood for the Property Brothers, so I browsed through Netflix’s streaming video selection, particularly documentaries, which I always find fascinating.
I’ve been writing this post for 2+ weeks now. I edit some old content, add some new content, then lose my oomph and give up. Two weeks ago I was sick for a week. Stomach cramps, sore throat, headache, zero energy. Thankfully I’m all better now, asides from a low-grade headache which comes and goes. Then hubby, who was already battling bronchitis, caught my stomach bug, but much worse!
We’ve decided to paint the inside of our glass-front kitchen cupboard. This was hubby’s idea, and I think it’s a brilliant one. He suggested a bright, bold orange like Benjamin Moore’s Electric Orange, but I decided to go with the slightly more tame Calypso Orange. So last night, after removing the items and the shelves from the cabinet, I used Benjamin Moore Fresh Start primer followed by 2 coats of Calypso Orange.
I am painting the laundry room raspberry! Up until now it’s been the same green as our hallways. I wanted to give it some distinction. I’m using Benjamin Moore Night Flower, which looks good enough to eat! I primed 2 sections of wall Sunday with Benjamin Moore’s Fresh Start primer, then rolled 3 coats of Night Flower on top.
OMG. I just spent 5 hours mapping the basement breaker box to all the outlets, switches and appliances in our condo. Holy crap. I thought it would take 3 hours tops. Nope. 5 hours. But at least now I can tinker with outlets if I need to [like replacing the beige receptacles with white ones!] and know which breaker to turn off.
I was hoping to be a DIY dynamo last weekend and tackle some projects that have been clogging up my to do list for far too long. Like the girl cave ceiling string lights, the girl cave bookcase redo & the recessed lighting trim color change. But when the weekend arrived, I felt like doing nothing. So I did nothing. All weekend. I watched a lot of TV, took naps, took some nice, long [cold!] walks, & read my Kindle.
I don’t think I’ve talked about it much, but I’m taking a Basic Home Repair class at the local voc tech High School – it’s part of their evening Adult Ed program. It’s AWESOME. The class is 10 weeks long, and is broken out into 3 parts: basic electrical, basic plumbing, and basic carpentry [30 hours of classes for $180 – cheap!]. Last night was the 3rd class of the semester, and the 2nd one covering basic electrical.
Over the weekend I was able to finish cat platform #2! About 10 seconds after I finished with the last bracket, Darwin came up the stairs [how do they always know when to show up?] and was instantly intrigued by what he saw. After using the steps to get up [*impressed*], and after a quick glance out the window, he thoroughly investigated the new platform, then returned to the windowsill for some quality bird watching.
Last Monday was a Federal holiday, so I had the day off from work. Jim’s office was open, so he had to go in [poor hubby!]. Since I had the day to myself, I decided to see how much I could get done. From 7:00-9:00AM I cleaned the rat cage which made the girls very happy! From 9:00-11:00AM I ran errands and cleaned up the condo. From 11:00-noon I relaxed on the couch and ate an early lunch while watching the Olympics.