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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Smells of Spring. Cleaning That Is....


The lilacs are in full bloom here.  I love cutting bunches of them and putting them all over my house.  This year is no different except for one thing.  I didn't take into account that all of the painting of doors, baseboards, and moldings would fill my house with such paint fumes that I can't smell the lovely lilacs............

The baseboards and doors have been sorely in need of being repainted.  Many years of being banged into, little dirty hands, and goobers.  After about an hour of crawling on my hands and knees yesterday painting I decided it would be easier to burn down this house and build another............


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  1. Lucy's expression seems to echo what you are saying....
    Her name is Lucy, right?
    I might actually do some spring cleaning today...maybe.

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    1. :) Julie. She's Levi's dog Julie.

      Now I know why I have put off this job for so long. It has taken me hours just to do one room and door!! I'm having to put so many coats of paint on my doors because they are so disgusting!!! Cheap fabricated wood things. I hate cheap doors!!

      Next big splurge! New doors!!

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  2. Our's too. Julie, Donna - it sounds much the same. Little Julie. I'm not cleaning till I feel better. At this rate, in time for Autumn. But Rachel - G cut back my beloved lilac so severely, it has nothing on it. NOTHING. I can smell them if I bring them up to my face, the tiny ones in the front yard. But my usual great gobs of blossom, I'm afraid they're dead, and it breaks my heart. I HATE it when he does things without even telling me - like this. Lilacs are almost a holy thing to me.

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    1. Arrgh! Oh noooo! They'll grow next year. Lilacs are an every other year so the branches that produced flowers this year won't next and so on. I think anyway....... I could have just made that up...... paint fumes getting to my head.........

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    2. I think they will grow next year, too. My rhododendron don't bloom big and pretty every year either.

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    3. Is it okay that I'm kind of giggling, K? Only cuz my husband does those things too, and he's always so darned proud of himself too. Until he sees my expression.

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    4. Giggle away Wabi! You have my permission. :)

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  3. and how many tickets is painting baseboards and doors worth?

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    1. Like, A MILLION!! :D Or at least it should be...........

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  4. But look at that fabulous corner! Don't go burning it down.

    Lucy/Julie is gorgeous. She must create ear-envy amongst her doggy peers.

    I have taken tomorrow off of work. To clean. Some vacation day.

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    1. WSW, I really do think there must be laws about NOT taking days off to CLEAN! Really.

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    2. Whu??? Take off work to clean??? Oh Wabi........ live on the wild side honey! Kick off your shoes and go barefoot and enjoy some sunshine and playtime. Cleaning will be there another day. :D

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  5. Oh yes but it is all worth it in the end! Can't see the end result of your tedious paint job, but I bet it is splendor. You know, about a year and a half ago I spent a few weeks painting 2 bathrooms and a bedroom. It was brutal on me. The smells and work. When I was all done, someone chimed in with a late piece of advice.....add vanilla to the paint and it is supposed to cut out the fumes. I don't know it it works, but if it does, the house sure would smell nice! So if you're not done painting, I hope you can try it. If you are done painting, I bet it feels GREAT to have all that cleaned up. I know it did for me back in Feb. All my once white walls were no longer recognizable. A fresh coat of paint just makes your soul feel happy! Very nice! Now you'll pay for that prolly. Tee Hee. At least you can pay for it and be happy. I get it. Mission accomplished.

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  6. I still have so much to do! The doors take forever and I'm putting two coats of paint on everything. Ugh! I thought I would be moving along faster than this. Oh well. The rooms that are finished look nice and now make it glaringly obvious that my walls also need painting. :D

    Your house looks soooo nice! You guys have worked so hard and it shows.

    Yeah. I'll probably pay for this but while I am laying on the couch seeing clean baseboards I'll appreciate them all the more.

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  7. Yeah, just do a little at a time. Painting isn't for everyone and it def was not for me. I'd wake up putting eggs in the garbage and diapers in the sink too honey, you're right where you need to be. Better take the day off. Start again tomorrow. Make bigger boys help. :) It will all be worth it. But you know now that is what happens when you clean up one thing it snowballs.....pretty soon you'll be pulling out the kitchen sink. Don't let it take ya too far. My floors almost got pulled up. I had to control myself.
    :)

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    1. LOL! The new kitchen counters and sink get installed next week. :D Which then had me looking at flooring and which then had me thinking about my cabinets...... Watch out! It's a big snowball!!!!!

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  8. WHAT? FOR REAL? YOU ALREADY TOOK IT THAT FAR? Poor SM. He steps out the door for Khen-ya somewhere and you yank out permanent fixtures and stuff. Geeesh you maniac! You already left him hi and dry on the visa! Can he even come back home?

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    1. LOL! He's in Ghana! He's the one that started the whole kitchen counter and sink thing.. I just went and picked out what I wanted. He'll be back just in time for it to be installed...... that's if they let him back in the country of course. :D

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  9. You've got a master plan, I know. You're up to sumptin'!

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    1. Me? (looks innocently at ceiling while whistling)

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  10. Building new would definitely be more fun, too....

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    1. But then I think of putting in a new yard again...... and hiring a painter to paint everything for me sounds better. :)

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  11. I really like your house. From the photos, anyhow. Better hope you didn't burn it down.

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    1. Now that you are back not only in town, but in the country!!! :D We need to have you over!

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