There is a new kitchen project underway here. My kitchen and dining room are in complete disarray right now.
I hired Nathan the new maintenance man to paint areas of the kitchen and to put up shelves on two walls.
He went with me to Home Depot and we bought four shelves that were four feet long.
He only had time to fill holes and spackle yesterday. Today he will paint.
So I’m hoping to show you that project in the next few days.
Tomorrow our four-plex is scheduled to have the insulation blown in.
I look at this photo and think: why, oh why did I paint the living room walls in a semi gloss paint? I think I got confused when I was buying paint last year.
I had just gone through the debacle of taking off the so-called temporary wallpaper, which if you recall tore up the wall. I like to never figured out a way to fix it so I could paint over the mess.
I had to order a special application made by Zinsser.
It sealed up the wall where the wallpaper wouldn’t come off. I had to call Zinsser to help me figure out what to do.
If you find yourself in this untenable situation, here’s what you want to get:
So beware putting up temporary wallpaper. This stuff was harder to take off than regular wallpaper, and I’ve done both. If you aren’t sure how strong the materials of your wall are, such as in a rented apartment, beware of wallpaper.
I recall how frustrated I was trying to patch those holes after I scraped and scraped that wallpaper. It was not at all a fun project and I hope to never do that again.
My Charlie Boy:
We took my Charlie boy with us to do these errands because he gets spooked when he coughs. I didn’t want him to have a coughing fit with me gone. So I just carried him around Home Depot.
He is having less coughing fits, but he wants his mama when he gets scared. Even if he has to go into stores, which he’s never done before. He was just happy to be with his mama.
He threw up once in the middle of the night. Maybe it was the change in our schedule yesterday.
We old folks have a hard time when our schedule abruptly gets changed.
Ivy has this new habit where she puts this one toy in their water. Sometimes she puts it in Charlie’s food. I have no idea what that’s all about.
This is the toy:
When you take them apart they look like this:
A package of these was only $1.79 at Chewys.com. I was ordering dog and cat food and I think these were on special that day or something. Ivy loves them.
She carries them around, puts them in the bath tub, drops them in the water bowl. And plays hockey all over the apartment with it.
Last night she wouldn’t leave the front of my washer. So I got my yard stick out and swept it around. Finally I knocked the toy out.
I knew nothing else was likely under there because I had moved the washer away from the wall the night before and cleaned underneath it.
Last night I saw her jump in the bath tub with one of these toys. She dropped it in the tub.
Then she immediately picked it back up and jumped out of the tub with it in her mouth.
There seems to be no rhyme or reason to her actions. I guess it’s called “just being a cat.”
Ivy Lou sure keeps me laughing, that’s for sure.
She’s taking a little nap now. She woke me up to put dry food in her bowl. Then I got back under the covers.
Just about the time I got comfortable she was poking at me. I was completely covered, but that does not deter her. She stuck her head under the covers and started meowing at me.
I know now why I’ve heard this phrase all my life: “A cat is a cat and that is that.”
Now isn’t that the truth?