I have put off doing anything inside the house for a couple of years now....due to some health related issues but a few days ago we visited Lowe's and I bought materials to repair the damaged ceiling in the bedroom and bathroom (due to leaks that have been repaired, ceiling paint, master bedroom paint, and kitchen paint.
I also got very daring and bought just one gallon of outside white! We have steel siding that is probably over 40 years old and the paint has worn off on the south side enough that it is very noticeable. I have plans to paint just that side.
I started the kitchen and back porch yesterday. I did the back splash area under the kitchen cabinets. I am using the same color so if I miss some bits in the far corners it won't be noticed. I had take everything off and clean as a first step. What an improvement that made.....need to do it more often.
I also painted around the back porch door using the same kitchen paint. I am liking it better than the sort of pinkish off-white it was before.
I don't paint for long times.....so don't get too exhausted. That seems to work best for me these days.
I also hung a new vanity light in the master bath. The other had failed and only one light worked. I had removed it some time ago hoping to fix it but couldn't.
Max gets everything ready for me and stands close to keep me balanced or to fetch and carry. He doesn't work above his head or where he get in too much of a bind.....not something he is supposed to do. The fixture went up very quickly but rehanging the blasted heavy mirror took longer. It has a chain behind for hanging and we had to try to hook that on the screw......crazy way but it was here when we moved. I will be changing that to a heavy duty hanging wire.
It looks a bit cockeyed in this photo but the fixture was angled somewhat. Everyone we looked at was the same. I see I need to wash the mirror now.
We made the ceiling repair a week ago, not too professional looking but we are satisfied.
Our 21 year old granddaughter that stayed with us during the summer a couple of years ago (where does the time go?) has become interested in cooking. So far, mostly baking (after gram's own heart). She has made an apple pie and two kinds of my bread. This required lots of texting and made me decide to finally get all my recipes in order on the internet. I settled on using Google Drive and am loving the simplicity of it. I can share by just sending a link. I still haven't got them all done yet. I also want to do a section on just some general tips on what to do when and how much for any who has never really cooked a meal.
I am enjoying it.
The only negative is I see a recipe I haven't done for some time and before you know it, I am taking a typing break and in the kitchen! So far, it has been Max's favorite white sheet cake with bakery icing and then yesterday typing chicken and dumplings.....yes, I boiled a chicken and late in the afternoon (after cleaning up the painting) de boned it and today we will be having Mom's style chicken and dumplings (no baking powder allowed).
I made another frivolous purchase on the internet; that is what our daughter calls them. I am trying to be more conservative but I couldn't resist this.
From Penney's and it was really cheap. I was impressed by the quality when I got it. I have plans for a centerpiece for Thanksgiving. I think it will work as well for just a Fall theme and not just Thanksgiving.