Hope all is going well in each and everyone's lives this holiday weekend! All seems to be going well over on the farm. Cool new things that happened this week...
The Doc says the cast can come off on the 25th of September! That's like 24 more days! Yahooo! I've never been one to X out days on the calendar, but I certainly have been thinking about it lately. To me X'ing out a day is like NOT living the whole day to it's fullest, but just trying to move on and get through life. I've never been like that. However, I am very excited to see the 25th come and try to fill my days full of things to do until I get there.
This week, the demo started and finished on the floors. Basically, all the floors have been pulled up, sacked and taken out. Next, the men came and scraped the many adhesives from the floor and finally yesterday the gent came and took out all the fans and dehumidifiers from the house. For this I am eternally grateful. The whirl and buzz of the fans although sometimes soothing were terribly loud and communication needed to be done either outside or in a bathroom. LOL! So I am thankful. Seems like progress somehow.
Friday, we went by to order the floors. Surprisingly enough, with thousands of samples, the decision was made in a matter of 15 minutes. When you know what's right, you feel it. So I'm really excited. They will be ordered this coming Tuesday and hopefully the work will start this weekend. Yahooo. I can't wait to see them installed...Going to be really pretty.
Then came the studio....It needed a little color before the floors were installed. I somehow sweet talked Cesar, Barb and Kay to join in Peg Leg Jimbo to get this job done. We started yesterday morning. I rolled around in my old IKEA office chair which was the perfect height to undo the electrical plates and wall switches. Cesar took off the baseboards as they were going to have to come off anyway for the floors. Barb and Kay painted and worked so hard! I kept them in music from my laptop...Mama's and The Papa's...Kay chirped and danced along...Barb belted out a few as well...Cesar still popping the boards up. Kay was assigned the top of the walls and I the bottoms. At some point we got into a rhythm. Barb worked on the darker wall and knocked it out of the water. She's amazing! Finally, my totally favorite job, I had to allow Cesar and Barb to do...Cutting in! They did an awesome job. Thanks Barb, Kay and Cesar for all you did! You Rock!
I had mentioned and idea to Kay yesterday, that this morning, she made a reality for me....She painted my logo on the wall! Like PAINTED!! Painted Painted! I am always amazed at this woman's talent! Thank You Kay!!!
I think by having this cast on my leg, it has made me take things slower and enjoy my friends more. I'm always zooming around trying to do a million things. Though some of that has not stopped, it certainly has slowed me down. I've read books...when was the last time I had time? I am hooked on Dan Brown's Inferno at the moment. Stopping occasionally to work on secret projects and going back to my book...Back and forth all day...Just enjoying the weekend. I sit at a desk in front of a window in my make-shift "bedroom studio" and look up to rest my eyes. So cool to see all the birds that come to the feeder directly in front of me. It's amazingly peaceful to see them pluck and plunder the bird seed, to watch the way the hot breeze moves the branches of the oaks and to delight over the butterflies sucking up the nectar of the Blue Shade. Then my brain does what it does best...It focuses in on the window screen blurring the outside beauty and I begin to count how many squares per inch is in the screening material. From there I think...wonder what would happen if you used screening material in crafts this way and that way....see...relaxation comes and goes...Better get back to my book before I rip the screens off for a new project!
Just wanted to give y'all an update and put something new on my blog! Good Gravy!
Have an amazing holiday weekend!
The Gentleman Crafter