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Progress - Karen's Musings
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After Shabbos, I cleaned the downstairs "kitchen" and emptied out a few boxes that have been sitting around since we moved in. Mostly things we don't need. The rest of it I moved into more out-of-the-way storage.

Then I laid a few more tiles in the hallway and the bathroom. I'm not done. Many of the tiles I haven't put down are ones that I need Seth to cut. I've screwed up enough tiles by trying to save him the work of cutting them that I've come to accept that I'm not saving him any work by cutting tiles that he just has to re-do later. We need to bring the second bed downstairs and put up some new curtains in the TV room, but then we are done with Stage 1 of the TV room work. We'll work on the walls some other time in the DISTANT future.

Sunday, while I was running errands, Seth hung about 3/4 of the wallpaper in the kitchen. When I got back, I started to organize our pantry a bit. Pesach Preparations are not going to be pleasant. I'm not kidding. Later we talked about rewallpapering the bathroom, but I want to finish with some of these other projects first. Slowly, but surely, the house is coming together. I'm on hold right now with the blinds place to see if they'll come out and measure for blinds and help me figure out what to put up. I'm tired of living with towels over our windows! And the glare in the sunroom is getting to be too great. I know it's a sunroom, so there should be sun, but it would be nice if we could control the intensity a little bit.

I put curtains in the living room windows. The curtains, it turns out, are too short, so I'll stick 'em in the basement and buy longer ones for these windows. But for the moment, I've got the short curtains up, and it's incredible what a difference it makes. The room actually looks bigger. Isn't that weird?

Anyway, I have pictures of all the work we've done so far, but I haven't posted them yet for lack of time. Besides, these are interim photos, so the work isn't done yet.

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From: have_inner_lady Date: March 14th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's some very commendible progress.

Despite the mess, a wet saw is much easier to cut reliably with than a carbide-whatever scoring wheel with the press bar. What are you using?

Curtains: Would adding a strip of fringe make it all better? Something like that?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 14th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not as ambitious as you. These are linoleum tiles. So a utility knife is theoretically the best way to cut them. I'm just lousy at it.
From: lola100 Date: March 14th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love decorating. But doing it slow is fun too. I've lived in my house for 3 years this past November, and I still have a lot to do. But if you do a couple of things at once, you appreciate each thing so much more. This past November I bought a really nice dining room set. About 3 weeks ago I bought some lamps and accent pieces for the room. Thursday night, the glass man delivered the glass for the table top and the buffet. Last night I picked up a tablet for the middle of the table from the seamstress who finished off a piece of material for me. Now I just need a mirror to hang and it will be all done. But it looks so good. I love it. I appreciate each piece more because I didn't get it in one big spree.
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