Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday's Post---Pictures

Maybe I should change this to a post about home improvement. I hardly got outside yesterday. Early morning, afternoon and late evening. I worked upstairs getting everything in order for nine hours. I had it looking perfect. Elliot is ready to paint his room this week as he has this week off from work. So he relocated his room to William's old room and his dresser into the loft.
I thought you might like to see some pictures anyway.

This was how it looked yesterday when I started.

The empty loft
This morning when I went up there this is how it looks now.

That wall with all of the books back on the shelves. That poster is one that Emile made for William.
Odds and ends bookcase. I was getting tired and I was ready to stop.
Little kid books.
All of my Little House books are all finally together.
My Grandmother bought this set of books for me when I was born.
I took all of the silk flowers out that I had here. I washed all of the silk flowers and I am still debating if I want to put them back. Such a huge area to paint. Here is the ceiling that I couldn't even watch when they were painting it.

I noticed I left my water bottle up there and the I pod player. Ron made us a play list for painting. Since one of our favorite audio books is Treasure Island he called the playlist.  " Smart As Paint, Jim."

The view outside Elliot's window this morning.
Elliot's room
I hope Elliot's doesn't want to paint today. I will help though if he does. Peter wants to paint his room on Saturday. Then all that will be left will be the bathroom to finish up. Then we will move downstairs. Because its a two story there are so many angles. Once we get down stairs it shouldn't be as bad we just have more windows that will be a bear to paint. I guess this will be called what I did on my summer vacation.

This morning, as Ron was leaving he said, " Don't work! Just do something like sewing or something like that." Do you ever notice that or it is with me, once I get started working I can't stop. I need to vacuum and mop down stairs so we will see. The flower beds are calling my name. I can only stay inside for so long then I start going crazy. I do like the white though. It makes me so happy to see every thing so clean. Painting the trim around the stairs was so hard. I am not bendy like I used to be. I guess I need to do Pilates again.

Anyway, just a bit of home improvement. Thank you so much for stopping by today.


“This job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. Therefore, it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him. Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God’s way. In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness.”
― Elisabeth Elliot


Kerin said...

Job(s) well done!! It must feel so nice to be making such great progress!!
As you know, our painting marathon will begin in just a few weeks. Hope we're as fast as you guys are, at getting it done :)

That shelf area must have been a bear... I can see why you are debating about putting stuff back there... esp. when it's so hard to get to

I love that you used the term -BENDY-.. that's how we feel too. We're just not as bendy as we used to be :)


Christine said...

Wow! Great job & you did get so much done & organised! I love all your Little House books!
Hope you enjoy your day!

Gail said...

I have the workaholic syndrome, too.

I am still painting the outside of the house but down to trim and places I will have to reach from the tractor bucket. No helpers, just watchers.

Debbie said...

it's going to feel awesome when it's all done!!! when we did it all, a few years back, i can't explain how fresh and clean the house felt. i wonder if a few large glass pieces would be better on those shelves then silk plants??? it's almost a shame you can't close them in....i'm not in to dust collecting anymore!!

we are painting the house outside right now. and when i say we, i mean we hired a company. they are still on the primer stage and i think they have been here 2 weeks. we have a lot of windows and it's kinda' uncomfortable around here, but the men are very nice and doing an excellent job!!!

myletterstoemily said...

Whew! That was a job well done!! It made me smile to see your comment at my place. I have missed your sweet and sunny disposition. Blessings!

Alica said...

Oh wow...you have been BUSY! Looking good...I love all the books. I'm envious of the view outside Elliot's window. The pool looks so refreshing!

annie said...

Great looking book shelves, bravo!

Pom Pom said...

That's a lot of work! Way to go, Kim!
I hope you follow Ron's advice and chill a bit. Knowing you, you won't! I admire your get up and go!