I've got all the wallpaper stripped from the kitchen and have another section of cabinets painted. I am painting the cabinet doors on my dining room floor, which I covered in cardboard, so only have room to paint a few at a time. I also updated Ester's breakfast bar on the bottom of the macrowave stand by placing a piece of leftover vinyl flooring atop the wood shelf, to protect it.
Before I finish painting the walls Matt is going to update the electrics for me. There are two outlet/switch combinations on the wall. The one to the right of the sink has the switch to the right of the outlets, so that I have to reach over the plugs to turn on the light; I'm going to have Matt flip them around. The one to the left of the sink has a non-functioning switch (I presume it was meant for a garbage disposal); I'm going to have Matt exchange the switch for outlets, to replace this monstrosity the previous homeowners left us and we continue to use. Ug-ih-lee.
The roofers are here.
Matt doesn't remember what color shingles we selected and I won't remind him, it's driving him nuts. They are supposed to have the house shingled today and the garage tomorrow, then will do the fascia work.
I took the day off yesterday to give my arms a rest. Scrape, scrub, brush...my arms are going to be buff when the reno is done! I went antiquing. Of particular joy is my new desk lamp, which I fell in love with about three years ago but didn't buy because I didn't have a place/use for it. I couldn't stop thinking about it and went back for it, but it was gone. :( I've continued to keep my eyes out every time we've been in the antique store, but never saw it. I found it yesterday in a different booth on a different floor. :)
I also bought a orphan etched-glass cordial, which I've assembled a small collection of over the years, a copper jelly pot which will look fantastic as a stock pot in the English Cottage Kitchen, and a tarnished silver bowl because I felt sorry for it.
The bowl polished up beautifully. It says Tri-State 24, Ninth Place, 1960. If a silver bowl was the trophy for ninth place I'm curious what the trophy was for first.