Sunday, March 23, 2014
I Hear It Is Spring ....
Wondering what I have been up to? Not wondering? I am going to share anyway. Spring is here (on the calendar anyway). Even though it might freeze again this week, I know it is here.
How do I know? Well, Friday was wonderful, balmy and warm. I was in my favorite flip flops, one brown and one black, thanks to Toni Louise and her chewing stage. I am just thankful to have a right and a left. But, I digress. I know it is Spring because a car full of people clad in swimsuit attire pulled into my parking lot and stared longingly at the pool. I was outside examining the tiny green shoots and tree buds. They put down the window and asked "When will the pool be open?"
I even have a witness, in case you think I may be exaggerating. Yes, let the season begin. My blood pressure remains higher than it should be and I wonder what the coming season will bring .....
Never mind that. I decided to give the store/office a face lift. Sherry, the taxidermist, obtained a gallon of "oops" paint for me and helped me burlap the front of the registration desk. I was still not very mobile with the shoulder, but boredom took over and I tackled the painting one wall at a time. The previously black trim boards are now a nice beige and the walls in between are white-washed.
The cute little book shelf unit was given (forced upon me) to me. Martha knew I would find a good use. And, we all know that Martha is one savvy lady!
After painting one set of windows and cleaning them, I wanted to cry about the next set ....... but ..... they are not functional. I never open or close them, nor do I look out from them. So, I enlarged my retail display area by covering them with peg board!! Of course, now I wonder why this thought never occurred to me before. Probably because I was not about to paint them.
I have totally justified my actions! More space and I insulated the area before I covered it. I really, really did not want to paint those windows! Still a fan of Coke, I am still able to display all the junk I have collected over the years. The wall at the coffee station got burlap to cover the old map theme.
I was told by someone that I should de-clutter. No way. I like my "clutter". Just the other day my buddy Barb brought this to me. She knows me well! Barb is one of a very few people that my Cujo will allow to pick him up. He is very discerning, my Cujo.
So, that is what I have been up to. I paint awhile, then rest awhile. It has taken nearly 3 weeks to complete, but, other than another burlap wall behind my desk and a few touch up areas on the walls, I am so close to done!