Friday, April 24, 2015

It's the little things

Our house project is winding down. The carpenter needs to come back one more time to finish repairing and painting a bathroom ceiling that was damaged by a small leak in the roof, and to install the front entrance screen door.

And, of course, there's still a lot of painting to do, which is my job and which I'm not doing very efficiently. Things get in the way. I haven't done any painting since I finished the TV room which, by the way, we still LOVE.

We didn't take into account the slidiness of the bench/ottoman on the new laminate flooring, so I've ordered some non-skid furniture coasters for that.

One tiny project that cropped up while we were having other things done was removing a trash compacter that I've never used – I don't even know if it worked or not – and installing some of the laminate flooring in that space. I then moved our kitchen trash can in there. It's close to the sink now (it used to be half a countertop away), instead of being the first thing you see when you enter the house.

My husband and I left for our walk yesterday right after he and the carpenter hauled the compacter out. Ninety minutes later, when we returned, the project was done. I'm so pleased with this tiny change to the kitchen. I hated that compacter, but had no idea what to do about it. Other than pretend it wasn't there.

The little thing I love most of all is the "click" that a door makes when you close it. A real door.  It's such a satisfying sound, solid and dependable. Our old bifold doors slipped off their tracks, were hard to close, didn't lock (obviously), and just felt flimsy. I'm thrilled to have hinged doors with latches and locks in my house.

I'm somewhat less thrilled that I still need to paint a bunch of them. As well as a bunch of walls. But it will all get done, eventually.

First priority this morning (after this; since I skipped a day, the blog is Job One) is finishing and sending the design project files I've been working on. Everyone who needs to see it has made suggestions and offered corrections. I just need to get tidy it up, convert it to a .pdf, and get it out of my computer and into the printer's.

Looking at the photos in this post, they both lean to the left. Which is the name of the newsletter I'm sending out today. Coincidence? Perhaps.

But I don't think so. Heh.

Days 22 and 23 DONE! One more week of Whole 30. After that? Whole 30 + almond flour. And honey. Occasionally.


gingerzingi said...

I'm picturing you sliding across the room every time you sit on that bench :-D

D said...

Thumbs up to almond flour ;)