Well folks, that sound you hear in the background are a multitude of angels singing the "Hallelujah Chorus". Yes, it took me 160 days longer than anyone else on the planet would have taken, but my bedroom walls are finally finished - insulated, drywalled, textured, primed and painted (2 coats!). They look AWESOME. A light blue ("Misty Aqua") that has a bit of an edge to it which keeps it from being the pastel blue of your grandma's Easter pantsuit. When I finally get the black and white accents brought in, I believe it's going to be a very "French sophisticate" design look. If Emily from HGTV was describing the design look, I feel confident that that is what she would name it.
Meanwhile, I'm on to the next step which is all the 100-year old original woodwork around the 3 doors and 2 windows. I'm going to strip or sand it down and repaint it white. Then I've got to get new crown molding up on the ceiling. Yes, you're right; there's still a lot of work to be done. Dare I hope to set a new "move-in" date of Christmas eve?
Meanwhile, a couple of things: first off we're expecting our first snowstorm of the season tonight and tomorrow. Which means the cold is on it's way. Actually it was 16 degrees out this morning.
Plus, more importantly: I have given notice for my Sunday job. It is one that I've worked at for 5 years, since my divorce. It's been that long since I've had a 2-day weekend like the rest of America. I am so excited about this. Just 4 more Sundays and I'll have weekends again. Molly and Sammie are not going to know what to do - having me around for 2 days in a row. Since they were babes, I've been working a six day week. They don't know it, but their spirits are about to soar! Along with mine!