Greetings from a perfect fall day in Iowa..
The leaves are just starting to turn yellow in our neighborhood. The temps were in the lower 70′s with a cool breeze – was able to have the apartment windows open all day while working.
Progress on the apartment renovation continues. Sunday morning we sprayed all of the ceilings, except for the bathroom. Held off on the bathroom becuase there was some drywall compound that was not quite dry yet. It was quite a production because I needed to cover all windows and doors with plastic to protect them from the paint sprayer. John also sprayed the walls in the utility room. Glad the ceiling part is almost done and over with.
Found a product called Easy Mask Tape & Drape that really worked well and saved us lots of time with covering windows and doors. It is a roll of tape that has the plastic built into it. So you unroll the desired length, cut it and then pull down the plastic. The thin plastic has a static charge so it sticks to the walls and doors. Was so much easier to use the sheets of heavier plastic and the blue tape.
We were done with ceiling painting and cleanup by 3:00pm. I called it quits for the day becuase I needed to get laundry done, another trip to Lowe’s for paint and drywall compound and grocery shopping done. Looked at Lowe’s for a bathroom vanity but didn’t find anything that would work. They were either super-cheap put it together yourself kits, or out of our budget. Thinking I should check out Menards. Just want one that has two or three drawers going down one side. I hate vanities that do not have drawers…
This evening I picked up another foster kitty from the Animal Rescue League named “Ethan”. They sent out an email today asking for foster homes because they have so many cats at the moment. He is not quite 2 years old. Seems like a nice laid back cat. Prince is back to his hissing and being a little shit. This will go on for a week or so before they become friends – I hope.
Tomorrow after work I have a development network event put on by the bank. It is being held at a bank branch in Newton, IA. Have a car rented and expect it will take 45 minutes to get there with “rush hour traffic”. So will not get much done with the apartment tomorrow.
We are getting down to crunch time – need to get lots of little things completed before John’s Dad arrives.
Will post pictures tomorrow night – takes time and I’m tired