Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Last night I mentioned to Violet how we need to work on her past and present tenses as well as what in the past, present and future means. I need to start correcting her. For anything that has happened in the past Violet says 'last night'. It could have happened 2 weeks ago, 2 days ago, or 2 hours ago, her response is always 'last night'. So after I said "past and present tense" last night, knowing she had no idea what I was saying, she looked at me and said, "Pass out presents". I think somebody has birthday on the brain.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I spent all day Saturday and Sunday on a ladder painting. I managed to get the living room and kitchen all painted. I took these pics with my phone last night. The downstairs area is the last area in the entire house that still had the yucky builders grade flat paint. We've avoided it because of having to paint the foyer area which is two stories high. We're still trying to figure out how we're going to do this. We'd rather not have to rent scaffolding. We chose the same yellow ochre color but it's so much brighter and cleaner looking. The old yellow actually looks greenish and dirty (you can see it in the photo). From the foyer into part of the kitchen we'll be adding a chair rail and molding and painting white below it. This is why that 36" area is left unpainted.
It's nice to have painted walls we can actually wipe with a wet rag without paint rubbing off.
I'll be painting the hallway upstairs next before we tackle the foyer.