Friday, January 22, 2010

Mud Artiste...

I'm just taking a quick break... as I sit here and look down at my coral color shirt... it is speckled with drying sheetrock mud... sigh...

Everyday I work on mudding the walls... and someday... in the NOT SO DISTANT future, I will PAINT! I so look forward to that day!

I bought a couple books from Lowes that talk about Color. I'm still trying to decide on a color scheme.... will have to decide soon! I'm favoring rich earthy colors though...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Costco trip.... the List...

We live in rural Wyoming. I love it!

I'm from Boston... so I have a true appreciation for the country!

Costco? Yes we have one... in Billings, MT. About 90 miles away!

So going to Costco or to Billings... it's an all day event! Why? Because one can't just go to Costco... one must bring also your list for Walmart... Lowes... and ONE MUST also go to the book store!!!!

When it takes you almost 1 1/2 hours to get to your shopping metropolis... you must make a comprehensive list... AHEAD OF TIME!

When I lived in the city... max... 20 minutes from just about everything... a list wasn't so important... because if I forgot something... I could just go back later.

Anyway, we DID go to Costco. Man I love that store! But why does each item that goes into my cart cost $10 or MORE? And WHY can't I get out of that place for LESS THAN hundreds of dollars? Whew...

Well, that's it!!!! The BIG monthly grocery shop is DONE!

Got to go and deal with bulk meat breakdown... bagging... freezing...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Craving Green...

It's going to be a sunny spring-like day here in Wyoming with temps in the 40s.

As I sit here in my temporary office in the attic looking out the window south... I see dribs and drabs of what's left of snow... and lots of beige... beige trees... beige ground... beige houses!

At this time of year I really crave GREEN!

I've got gardening in the back of my mind... but honestly I'm having a difficult time thinking of any but finishing my house!

I've got so much mudding to do before I can paint... but I do have to say that it is very exciting to be at this point!

If you've been following my house blog, you know that it's been a long process! Years!