It's sunny out, 77〫, and I'm in Seattle!!! Hallelujah...summer's finally here. This is when I love that I live here. Because of my new Mifi I'm out in my backyard because there's no way I want to be inside when it's like this. I also want to get back into the groove of writing posts and catching up on what the rest of you are doing.
After I removed the carpeting and the tacking I sanded the baseboards in my bedroom...then decided I needed to repaint it. My gut was telling me that neutral walls would go over with potential leasors, better than plum and purple, so it went from this...
I think it looks sterile now and I'm not sure I care for it, but it isn't for me. I'm not planning on putting any pictures back up since I got all the holes covered so that probably contributes to the sterile look.
In between the removing and sanding, my helper, Denny, who built the bridge in my backyard, came over to help me with some surprises I uncovered after removing the carpeting. He came with his power washer and I got busy. I cleaned the sidewalk up to my front door and then my 20' x 40' patio. The patio looks fantastic now. I knew it needed cleaning but I didn't realize just how much cleaning it needed. Fortunately, the sun was out so the temperature was comfortable while I was drenching myself.
I woke up this morning with the realization that I haven't sanded or painted the baseboards in the living room or dining room, so that's next.
I recently emailed pictures of all the furniture I want to consign to a place I've used in the past. Unfortunately for me, they don't have room so won't take the pieces. Out of all that furniture that I want to consign, there were two pieces I'm inclined to hang onto and those were the only pieces the consignment shop was interested in. Go figure. Now I have to decide what's next because I don't want them either. Having made the decision to consign them, and it was a difficult decision, this frustrates me that I now have to come up with a different plan. Some people have suggested CraigsList to me so I might check them out.
I have to take Olivia to the Dodge dealer tomorrow because I've had trouble getting the emergency brake light to go off. It's been two weeks since I last drove her and when I went to start her a couple days ago, the batteries were dead. I called my roadside emergency people this morning to come give me a jump and it took awhile to get her started and when I did, the engine light stayed on. The man who jumped the batteries said that they should last longer than two weeks so there might be a problem. I hope not. We've only been together since March 25th and this is way too soon for problems. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to start her in the morning. This is the third time I've had to get the batteries jumped since I bought her, so that might be an indication something is wrong. I hope not.
My dog is telling me that it's time to eat so I'm going to close for now.
Loving the sunshine,