Saturday, September 4, 2010

Welcome to my day...

Yes, I know, you all are wondering where are all the pretty pictures? It is interesting in my own mind that I see myself becoming braver and braver with my picture posting. I haven't really gotten to the OMG lookit dat level, but I have gathered a passel and will share with you as the opportunity makes way. Right now I'm tired. I guess I've never shared this before, but I own....ok, my lenders own and I pay... a relatively small 3 bdrm 1 bath ranch house. It has a small back yard with big trees, which leave me a bit nervous in wind storms. I've fenced that off for the romping and pooping pleasures of the pooch. Well, I ramble about this house mostly alone...just me and the dog. I've never really liked the paint and paper schemes, and I really didn't like that I had my office area in my bedroom - I had a roommate for a bit and wanted to keep the computer secure from foolishness. So, long holiday weekend, I decided to tackle some needed tasks. As I type this, I am now in my new office, which has a large window and door out to the back yard. And, well, the dog is using the yard well at the moment. Could have done without that. But, otherwise, it's sort of a nice change from the drab wall I was looking upon as I worked. The room isn't done yet...I need to move some other things out and maybe move some in. But, I can stretch....now, I just need to remember to close the drapes when visiting those, uh, sites.... well, you know. My next project was the driveway. Sorely in need of a sealant. And, credit card to the rescue, out comes the 5-gallon bucket of sealer and a brush/squeegee. Well, that was an experience best left alone. Not too terribly difficult, but for the wind blowing leaves on the wet driveway. The number of people that just insisted on driving in to see me as I was cleaning and sealing was astounding. I don't see that many people here in a month! Well, the tire tracks showing in the newly sealed driveway ought to tell people what that space is for. My other project for the weekend is to paint my livingroom. Now, most of the wall space is taken with paper or brick, so I really didn't have that deep of a job ahead of me. So, picking out samples and making my decision, I chose a nice light green that went well with my bricks, sofa, wall paper, and floor....it was beautiful, every where but on the wall. I found it difficult to stay in the room, and chose to eat looking the other way. It was truly horrendous. There goes $40. Decided to repaint antique white, a cop-out, I know. And, yes, antique white is short for old and boring...but, it matches everything! So, back to the paint store, right? Nope...see, I told the paint person that I didn't want to go with something so plain and boring despite his suggestions after seeing my decor'.... The good news is that the other store had antique white on sale. The bad news, I have to leave the other paint up for at least two days before painting over it. I'm going to miss my lazyboy...

2 comments:

scottiestoybox.com said...

Oh wow Randy, so busy and full of energy you have been. I love it. I need to do some of those things here. It sounds so lovely and I pet the pup loves having the yard fenced so she can run free. You must like being able to watch her while at the computer.

Hugs for you and much love.
Scottie

randy said...

Hey Scottie;
Yeah, pups gets that space as her own. I feel like since she lives here, she needs her own space, and that's it. She has been doing so well that I let her run free with me when I'm out in the front area, but she has a tendency to "explore", so I have to watch her closely or put her on a chain. She's happy as long as I'm with her.
The driveway turned out horrible! I guess I will need to redo that next year. I really just wanted to make sure it was sealed for the winter, which seems to be sneaking up on me. What happened to the summer?
So happy to see you here, Scottie. You make my day every visit. Love to you; randy.