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30 posts from June 2009

day one

DSCF0002 My feet hurt, my back hurts...thank goodness I'm not doing this all by myself. 

The picture isn't much to look at...we got a lot done...the walls are floors are ready to be finished.

I'm tired...will type more later...I've got to go sit down.


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  I killed the aphids, my roses are thanking me.

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Catmint...which is apparently very tasty. 

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  An untagged annual I bought on my last trip to the nursery.

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The turk's cap lilies are blooming.

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  The cherries are starting to ripen.

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It was a slow walk around the gardens this morning..everywhere I went Wakefield was right under my feet.

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  He almost squashed these before I could get a picture.




one more picture before I put the house away

DSCF0020 I've got all the window trim done, the hearthstones in and the bedroom floor glued down.  Remember what a pain I said it was to cut the kitchen floor from linoleum?  It turns out that it's really easy to cut with scissors...who knew...

The rest of the floors are just lying there...I cut the rest of the pieces to finish the living and dining room floors, I'm going to put a piece of masking tape over them so they don't get lost before I get back to them. 

I ruined the fauxquet floor for the foyer...I forgot to cut the floor around where the door trim would go, and I was paying so much attention to getting the floor under the bottom stair tread without breaking the tread that I split the floor where it wouldn't go around the door trim.  I still have the second fauxquet floor that I made to see if I'd like a different pattern better, so I put that in instead...after I cut out space for the door trim.  It sits flat on the floor, so I don't think I'm going to  to glue it down...I'm just going to leave it alone so I don't mess this one up too.  Stupid door trim.

I'm looking forward to working on it in my new studio in a couple of weeks.  I cleaned off the dining room table after I got done taking pictures and am going to start clearing out the studio after I get done monkeying around here.  Matt said he could pop the cable connection through the other side of the wall into our bedroom, so that I could set up my Mac on my dresser next week...now you can get daily progress reports on the remodel...provided I'm not too tired at the end of the day to post them.


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I made too long of a to-do list...knowing I'm not going to get it all done no matter how hard I work has given me the freedom to not work on it at all.  I do want to get the loose pieces glued into the house before I have to clean everything up, so I'm going to have to put some time in the next couple of nights instead of watching TV.  I'm seriously lacking in self-discipline.

I've got your box packed, Melinda, and am taking it to the post office today.  Only one frog jumped in...actually, it's a frog from Susan, it was in the last box that she sent me.  I love boxes of goodies.   

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odds and ends

DSCF0001 A teaser picture for Melinda...if I can find the right size box I'll mail it today.

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The Decorated Dollhouse:  How to Design and Create Miniature Interiors is a great book!  I bought it to read next week while I'm going to be without my morning Mac time...I started to flip through it last night to sneak a glance at the pictures but ended up reading it from cover to cover.

I also got Making Miniature Gardens..I peeked at the pictures in this one too, but haven't read it yet...just at a glance it looks like the instructions are lacking enough pictures...we'll see...

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My chandelier broke...sob.  I was gluing the light in the bottom when I dropped it on the table.  I think I can fix it, but I might have to tear it apart to make a new one.

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I picked out new colors for my room...a lighter green and a purple...Matt doesn't like them.  It's my room, so I get final say, but I'm going to pick up some more sample cards today to see if I can find something we both like.  He wants an even lighter green, practically a 'that white wall looks like it has a green hue'  green, which he's not going to get...I want color.  The purple is negotiable though.

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I spilled half a cup of coffee in my keyboard and the delete (backspace) key doesn't work now.  I don't think these come apart for cleaning, but I'm going to take it to the local Apple store during the remodel to see if they can fix it...if not, I'll have to buy a new one.

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I made a little progress with window trim in the dollhouse.  I'm not going to post any more pictures until the rooms are done...unless a problem crops up that I need help with.

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These came in the mail yesterday...they've been on my Etsy favorites list for almost a year...I finally bought them to congratulate myself on the raise I just got.  Whoo-hoo for me!