Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Step 1: We moved all the furniture to the center or out of the room. We took everything off the walls.
Step 2: We went to Walmart and bought $75 worth of paint and supplies.
Step 3: Spackle
Step 4: 1st coat of paint.
That's it for today. Paint is taking a good while to dry. Tomorrow is hopefully second coat of paint and trim. Then floors.
I forgot to add yesterday that she had wanted bubbles painted on the walls. Whatever, it's her room and she has to live with it. They are cute tho.
So, second coat is done and so is most of the trim. Floors are tomorrow. We went to Lowe's and she picked a beige colored stone look tile. The trouble is we have to tile around furniture. Hope it all goes well. Worse than the furniture being in the way, the cement is very rough. I bought cement leveler, but I only got one and I guess I could have used 3. This is beginning to be a pretty expensive project. I think we are up to $250 now. Not that I have the money to be spending on this. It definitely is her b-day gift now.
The floor is in! YAY !!!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
The hearing test:
He ranked in the slightly deaf range hearing at about 20 decibels straight across. That's the sound of a whisper. He cannot hear lower such as leaves gently rustling or breathing which are sounds in the 10 decibels range. But that no steps will be needed to improve his hearing until normal conversation cannot be heard well which is in the 50-60 decibel range.
BUT, because of his disability and stubbornness, the test is not completely accurate either. There were times during the test, he was bored and done and refused to participate when I know for a fact he could hear and other times he jumped to participate when no noise at all was being tested yet. So, I guess it kind of averages out to 20 anyway. He will only be going yearly for the hearing test now unless a problem like ear infection happen.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The movie- This time I did not reread the book before going to see it and since it has been years since I did read the book, I was able to enjoy the movie better than the last 5. I do remember some things left out or changed up, but I know that has to be done for time. It was good tho. Lots of dark..and humor. Won't say more because I don't want to spoil it for others till they get a chance to see it too. :)
( there are some scary parts where you and the rest of the audience will jump - just in case you have young kids going that might get too scared. But, it is PG-13 and compared to other PG-13 movies that are horror/thrillers, it's not that bad. )
Monday, July 13, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Here is the shelf paper. It looks so much better and brighter now. No, I didn't go buy another roll yet and do the rest like I said I was.
Here is the 'cousins' collage. It didn't turn out too bad, but the frame wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I wanted one with individual doors to open on the back so it is easy to switch out a picture here and there, but the entire back has to come off to do that on this one.
I have another project to do. Another one that was supposed to be done before company was here, but I didn't get to it in time. I bought one of those really big frames with 12 separate 4x6 picture spots to put the 'cousins' together. I got one with 12 in case we end up with extra people to add. (yes Brian and Mel - that would be you I am talking about!) Because, the last time I did this, I got one with 6, which would work but I wanted Levi in there too and this time I can get Jimmy in there as well. It will have a couple of blanks but I also got colored paper in patterns that match the living room so it will look ok I think. I'll get a picture of it up when I get it done.
I could pull weeds, yay. Read a book, eh. Rent some movies, maybe. Get Mila over and have a few beverages, most probably.
Well, that's my weekend. I hope the kids stay safe but have a good time.