Polishing Up the Old House
Almost all of the painting has been completed; the new bathroom is now awaiting inspection Monday, with final inspection a couple of days after that, if all goes well. The screened porch is re-windowframed and new screening is going up, new door is installed. Well, not really new, as I had saved my old screen/storm door a few years ago when I had the back door replaced. The front porch railing has been repaired and painted. lots of little repairs that would take me a long time are done.
There’s a good bit of landscaping work, and I haven’t been able to dig into my stuff in the basement, as it is crowded with construction. I’ll have quite bit for Goodwill to pick up. I have a lot of throw-aways in my attic. It’s not a
good idea to have long-term storage in a room that gets so hot in the summer, as things deteriorate.
I admit to having a wish list that may apply more to my wants for the house, and I have to keep re-evaluating and eliminating all but necessary changes. I am finding it hard to get used to the lighter paint colors, but I knew they
were needed. It sure looks good to have freshly painted walls. The living room looks great, but I wouldn’t want to live in it. My taste is for more saturated colors and a cozier feel. It is airy and bright and feels large – it is rather large for the neighborhood. I am starting to think more about the next house (the cottage has always been temporary in my plans) and what colors and designs I will have. One definite, I do not plan to put up any type of wallpaper – removal is such a pain!