Progress Report on floor: The old carpet must have been carpet and pad integrated and the pad must have been adhesive because it left a horrible residue on the beautiful wood floor. I used a paint scraper to get it up and in some places had to use an orbital sander to remove it. (Perhaps a chemical would have done the job, but I'm trying to be frugal here!) Now we are left with the decision "to refinish, or not". Even where the pad came up easily it left a slightly hazy residue on the floor. My feeling is that as long as the room is empty, let's refinish and then we can enjoy moving in to a room with fresh paint and a fresh floor.
|Yucky residue scraped off.|
|Area where I used the orbital sander to remove the yucky residue.|
|Bad photo of Tim with a piece of popcorn clinging to his side.|
|Calico napping in Dr. Hair's laundry hamper.|
|JET (purple shirt), Dr. Hair (white shirt), and two of JET's roommates|
Occasion: JET's birthday on Sunday
|JET, the birthday boy & PFCMom, the birthday dinner planner and provider|
|What's a young thing like you doing with a face like this? Where did my youth go?|
What do you do when you find at the store a bag of bananas for a buck?
They aren't bad, just a little spotted on the outside. First we eat a few on cereal for breakfast, a few more in smoothies and then the rest . . .
|These bananas are actually a few days after I bought them and yes they are really ripe.|
are smashed up, measured and put in freezer containers with lemon juice for banana bread.
|Containers of 2 cups of mashed bananas and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.|
Here's another little frugal practice of mine.
See that brown thing that looks like a trash can next to the night stand in my bedroom?
|Repurposed paper grocery bags|
|Repurposed painted tin can pencil holders|
|Basket for bottles|
I searched thrift stores for a basket deep enough to hold the tall bottles; I had tried short baskets but the bottles would topple and scatter. This one keeps them nicely corralled on top of the fridge.
|Neat and tidy bottles|
Have a great weekend!