I have really, really missed working on them. I have discovered that DIY is a great creative outlet. And I have always known that I need a creative outlet. So the past two weeks with all their flurries of activities have left me lacking. Today felt great!! I did not have an incredible amount of time, but I was able to
-stain and start varathaning the upper level hand rail
-caulk and touch up the paint and stain on the lower stairs
-caulk the trim and baserail on teh upper level
Falling back to my crafty roots this is how I touch up paint and paint the caulk
Now I have a dilema----
|The trim above the frog tape is my dilema|
|This one shows the distance from the lower stairs to the trim I want to paint rather well|
Soooooo... any suggestions?
But on to other things...
Both girls start their new schools tomorrow. I hate to be the bearer of bad news to all of you with young children who think that you will have more time when your kids are older, but this was the busiest back to school week I have ever had!! Oh my goodness!! Both girls had mandatory orientations that they were supposed to bring a "support person" to. Long...very long...orientations. Then both girls needed books.. lots of books
|oldest daughter's books|
|Youngest daughter's books|
And since they have so many books, plus their laptops, etc. We had to go shopping for new backpacks - the industrial type. Oldest daughter had to get a rolling back pack AND a regular back pack. Poor kid!! Youngest daughter found one made for actual back packing that has lumbar support and crosses over her chest. Once she gets it on - she seems to be ok. Heaven help us if she falls over backwards, it will take a football team to get her back up right. She chose to have all of her classes back to back with no real break to make her day shorter, so she has to carry everything with her all day.
Then there was school supply shopping. And back to school clothes shopping for youngest daughter. Oldest daughter will go in 2 weeks "clothes" shopping once she gets her assigned scrubs.
Uhm.... maybe one day they will outgrow back to school shopping, but I am not holding my breath!!!
We had a big cook out for the kids on Thursday. And to add to the chaos
son-in-law had to have surgery on Friday. He did not do well with the anesthesia at all. Poor guy was at the hospital ALOT longer than they had said he would be. He had to have more work done than the doc had anticipated, too. So he has been in alot of pain. We tried to help out as much as we could Friday and Saturday. (Other than the pain - he is fine now~his body is functioning normally now)
I also spent an evening with youngest daughter finding all the back roads/traffic avoiders for her college commute.
So - those of you with young children - do not get your hopes up about all the extra time you will have. But do enjoy it ~ they are very, very enjoyable - ok, most of the time - at this age.
Ohhh - I finally relented and went birthday shopping with my buddy. One of the things she bought was
SCORE!!! I loooovve it!! It will eventually go in my bedroom which I plan to redo. Sometime
if after I finish the stairs.
Best wishes on back to school
And Happy DIY'ing