Yep, today will be all about sanding and painting a few walls in the lounge and stairwell.
It's actually the last thing I feel like doing, but it has to be done.
Taking down 70% of our paintings meant there's lots of picture hook holes to fill, sand and paint over.
Before I get going on that, I have to go to the storage facility in Botany and sign up for the unit we need to store all our lounge/family room furniture. I also need to get another padlock for the unit too.
And because we are going to be using all our dinner plates on the table (staged), I am going to buy some really cheap dinner plates for us to use in the interim. Shopping, what fun!
I COULD use our plates, but I don't want any more of them to get chips on them. We already have two that can't be used for the staging as they are chipped. Luckily I had 10 of them!
I only need 8 for the table.
After that I will come home and do the sanding and painting. Hopefully I DON'T fall off anything today!
I took a few garden photos a couple of days ago...
ABOVE: This year we have heaps of grapes! These are the ones I love the most. Dark, sweet and juicy. Brylee's eating heaps of them.
She even took some to school.
ABOVE: I have NO IDEA what citrus fruit this is! I put the tree in a few years ago... it's the first year it's got fruit. I hope it's a tangelo!
Right, I'm off to get the housework done (beds, tidying bla bla bla) before I head out and about.
HEARTBROKEN. Darling wee Polly passed away in her sleep last night. Her family is devastated.
Polly was the most inquisitive, mischievous, delightful little dog we have had the pleasure of raising. She was a total live wire and will be very sadly missed by her family and us.
As to why she died, the vet now thinks there may be an epidemic going around, as they have now had 3 small dogs in the clinic at the same time with the same symptoms. I hope the other two dogs survive.
What a very sad day.
Busy and productive morning.
I found some amazingly cheap dinner plates at Briscoes:
ABOVE: on sale for only $4 each! They might not be ones I'd ordinarily pick, but hell for that price they will do.
As Stew said, we can use more plates for when we have a crowd here. I got 8.
I went and signed up and paid for our 2nd storage unit in Botany. It's actually HUGE... which means we can take a shit load of stuff out of the dungeon (storage room under the house) and take it there too.
Now.... *sigh*, I'm going to start sanding.
5 pm: and I've managed to get 95% of the sanding done, I have to wait till tomorrow to do the last patch.
When the kids got home from school I got them to move the green leather lounge suite out of the Archgola and we put the dining suite BACK in there.
Now I have one living room 'staged' how the 'expert' wants:
ABOVE: nothing but the dining suite! Fully extended and dressed to the nines. *smiles*
It looks great. And see the candles? The expert loves the candles. Colour and all.
I'm happy with how much I got done today, I had to pace myself as my head is still feeling a bit fuzzy and sore. So, I have to do the painting tomorrow now as I didn't get to it today.
Tomorrow is going to be BUSY with the guys moving our furniture into storage.