Hmmm…. what’s new?? I feel a bit like Garrrison Keillor — It’s been a quiet week in Lake Woebegone . . . . . .
Lessee…. We finally got the niche in the family room refinished. It had been mangled by a previous owner who did a really bad job of putting shelves in it and a frame around it. 🙄 we removed the hideous light fixture and the wiring. Patched the holes in the walls, spackled the patches and painted the entire niche and a bit of the surrounding wall, installed 2 glass shelves and a battery operated LED light. It looks really nice. In the process, we found out the long wall dividing the living areas from the bedrooms is painted slightly lighter than the other two walls of the family room. I was gonna touch up a spot on the wall next to the patio doors and lo, and behold, the paint that matched the niche wall stood out like a sore thumb on the other wall!! And here I always thought that corner looked darker just because of the lighting in the room.
I relocated the yellow hibiscus. It was a big bush in a little spot between the front door and the garage door. It was just wa-a-a-ay to big for its location. And we had a little lime tree out back that was doing very poorly. So I dug out the lime and put it in the trash. Then I dug up the hibiscus and put it in the freshly vacated hole where the lime tree used to be.
So far we have nothing to fill the spot the hibiscus was in except dirt and mulch. We have a painter coming later this month to repaint the exterior of the house so there’s no point in planting something there just now.
Last night I was really tired, so I went to bed shortly after 7 pm. Of course, I woke up around 10:30 pm. 🙄 So I got up, watched Jay Leno and poked around on Ancestry dot com looking up ancestors. Went back to sleep shortly after 2 am. Around 3:30 Bud went into Banshee mode, screeming at the top of his lungs on the nightstand right next to me! 😯 There was a cat outside the window. 🙄 We got up, ran the interloper off and got Bud settled back down. I did get back to sleep and slept for another 3 hours. So much for my long restful night. *sigh*
Just to keep you entertained, here are some pictures from the game camera: