Saturday, July 20, 2013

Burn Out! Burn Out!

Think I am starting to get through that phase.

Got so tired of the scraping old paint, applying primer, waiting to harden, painting, scraping, etc.  Got tired of keeping the house clean! Got tired of praying for rain so my grasses didn't totally die out; and it went on and on.

We had a nice half inch rain last night and the once brown grass amazingly turned green overnight!  I did a little painting on the eaves but often used the excuse that it was too hot and paint doesn't do good over 90ยบ.  Becomes quite thick.  My legs were getting tired of up and down the ladder.  So taking a break

But the rain and greening of the grass is helping bring me out of the burn out.  I did do a little baking and let the house get dirty!  That made it look lived in.

I just have the trim around the storage area over the closet to do in the back bedroom and to paint the inside of the closet a white color.  I gave myself to the end of August to complete painting the eaves on the east and west sides of the house.  No picture of a "burned out Emily".

No lookie seers, but that is not surprising.  It's too dang hot to house hunt.  At least I
wouldn't be out looking.

And another reason for a break, was daughter had a laproscopic hysterectomy 10 days ago and mom needed to be available to help, especially if it ended up being an abdominal surgery instead.  I spent a couple of nights with her.  She's getting back on her feet very well.  She got her car back yesterday (I had been using it) as the doctor said no driving for 7-10 days.  She's contemplating going back to work part-time next week.  I run over to do heavy lifting (over 10 pds) of things or help otherwise.  I did some weeding this morning to take advantage of the soft ground after our rain.

I feel I am getting closer to spending a little time with my trailer.  He looks so neglected out back.  Don't ask how a "neglected" trailer looks. Going to have to figure out how to give the trailer a "dry" bath since we cannot use water outside anytime.  Do you suppose by the end of August I might still have some water in my rain barrels to use?