I don't even know where to start. Ok. let's start with some good news. I decided to start with installing the window trim on Sunday after I got the primer and two finish coats on 40 pieces of trim on Saturday. Here is the before
I needed two sizes of nail guns and my compressor
The bad news/good news is that I did not get the baseboards installed. Why this is good news is because with the heavy rain we had yesterday water leaked under the foundation into this room in two places. If I had installed the baseboard it would have got ruined. The bad news is now I need to spend the money to get the foundation waterproofed. I know now that this leaking has been going on for a while and it explains some of the issues with the dampness and all the bugs!
The house is still a mess - bad news - but the good news is that a neighbor is having a garage sale in September and said I could bring down all the stuff I want to get rid of. So as I clean up I will be seriously sorting and organizing stuff for the sale.
I have a several pieces of furniture I am painting, but they are not done. will post pictures as I get them done.
Oh, the really bad news is that my friend had to cancel the quilting weekend we had planned - the whole reason why I started this project! The good news is I found the water leaks, I will be getting the stuff cleared out at the yard sale, and I can now pace myself getting the room done for when my friend comes up in October instead of having to work so hard.
Good news - the electrican is coming tonight so hopefully he will go ahead and install the receptacles and the light fixture so that would be one more thing done.
The friend I have been helping learn how to quilt has started a blog. She posted a picture of the quilt she is making and I have helped guide her on. Her blog is http://mansfieldsmaterialgirl.blogspot.com. Her first post talks about how I have been an influence - not sure I am a good one - LOL!!