Thursday, September 12, 2019

September Work

Garden clean up, shed clean up, carport clean up .... not this past week.

Instead I was moving furniture away from the front door - crowding the living room, out of the kitchen entry area - crowding the rest of the kitchen, out of the hallway to clear the way to the laundry area(a closet).


The dishwasher broke down - I bought another. It is being delivered today - and installed next Wednesday. That means it will sit in the kitchen all week.

Kitchen before making space for the dishwasher to 'sit' all week. (for those who don't know I am a reseller of vintage items and my kitchen is the put/clean/price and box to take to my booths area.

Entry, kitchen and hallway after shifting everything to clear space to take out appliances and bring in replacements.

The washer and dryer are on their very last legs so I am replacing them as well - and this included trying to paint out the peach frames on the closet - painted about 20 years ago with oil paint. Latex paint does not like oil paint.

The thin coat of latex paint covered nothing - and it peeled off, all of it. I then used a primer - 3 coats - over the peach frame and the wall around and it covered.

I will be painting one more coat of primer and then painting the area with white latex. Ran out of time so this will happen after the removal and install. It is rather difficult to paint the inside of a frame that is 1 inch from side of the washer and dryer.

Since I was making changes I removed a couple of pieces of furniture from the room and in their place set up a wooden table and a shelf - now I have a dedicated work area. The printer looks like it is smiling.

There will be many small and large tweaking moments as things settle in place.

On my walk ...

It has cooled in the evening and it is so pleasant to walk and think and listen to Celtic music and say hello to other walkers and - if owner says its ok - pet their dogs.

Thank you for visiting.



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  1. You are a busy lady. I am tired after reading your post.

  2. That was a lot of work and you have more ahead of you! But it does feel good to get things done! I used to have that peach color! The house trim outside. Now it’s Fudge Bar brown and a lighter shade. I repaint it the same color every time. 11 years ago I started painting the outside and I’m starting all over never ends and I never did get to one side of the house!

  3. Holy cow! Sorry about your dishwasher but I am sure you will enjoy your new models. I am just waiting for our washer or dryer to conk as they are around 13 years old and original to the house.

  4. We had to replace our hot water heater and a dishwasher last summer.
    It’s not a picnic.
    The dryer now sounds as if it has indigestion.
    I’m guessing it will be next.
    Love the sky pics.

  5. Wow! That was a lot of work! Both to temporarily clear out everything and the painting job. Be nice when the new appliances are all in and installed, though. You needed a beautiful walk after that. :)

  6. Oh, my gosh, your house sounds like mine. One project seems always to turn into two or three. And still, there's the yard work! You just have to roll with it and accept that everything will not get done in the timely fashion you would like. If I can keep from getting stressed and strung out that's half the battle! Hope all gets put back together soon for you.

  7. Ugh, that's work ANYtime, but to be forced by a broken appliance can really upset the sense of schedule and control. Looks like you're handling things quite well. Enjoy those walks - they're good for clearing any stress buildup.

  8. Everything snow balls doesn't it? I love the smiling printer. So funny.

  9. Seriously I needto clean up the kitchen table.Seeing this inspired me

  10. You've accomplished some amazing things!

  11. You've been one busy lady, Joy. Enjoy those new appliances!


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