(It is Saturday night and I’m sitting at Starbucks writing to you all. Our internet goes in this week… Hubby is back in Grass Valley. He needed to finish installing the new floors upstairs for our renters – whenever we get a renter. And, Hubby agreed to feed for me, so that was very helpful. Scouty is in Grass Valley, guarding the house, so she was very happy to see Hubby. She loves him so much.)
UPDATE ON THE FENCES!
So I’ve been at the new house for two days now, supervising the fence construction.
As a producer, let me tell you that I’ve been standing on my hands and biting my tongue for the entire time. I’ve forced myself to not look out the window or try to understand why things are happening (or not happening) in the order I think they should be happening.
Instead, I’ve been driving myself crazy with paint colors for the living room.
I’M NOT A DESIGNER, I JUST KNOW WHAT I LIKE…EXCEPT WHEN I DON’T.
I’ve finally had to admit to myself that I cannot come up with a great paint color design for the living room… I know that the light is different throughout the day and that it is a small room so I need lighter colors… but my ‘envisioning’ spidey sense is eluding me. Basically, I know what I like once it has been chosen for me… but picking out colors myself… forgeddaboudit.
Hence, welcome to my day of $.99 color samples at Lowe’s. The fact that all color samples were $.99 opened the door to major swatch paint meltdown mayhem! Lowe’s is the closest store to the new house so I have to pass it on every single errand I run – What a perfect excuse to try a new color!
The biggest color issue here is that Hubby and I cannot agree on the main color. I think it should be taupes or neutrals with red/pink undertones to work with the fireplace. Hubby has his heart set on yellow. Sunny yellow. Egg Yellow. Mustard Yellow… it doesn’t matter. He just wants yellow.
I keep trying to incorporate yellow… but then I get sidetracked and well… you know…
BACK TO THE FENCE
The guys are all very nice.
Now remember, I had two fence companies not show up for our scheduled appointments. Since I was running out of time to have pastures for the horses, I asked the guys at the high-end (as high end as it gets here…) lumber store for their best recommendation on a fence guy. That is how I found out about Juan. And, he showed up early for our first appointment! Bonus.
Anyway, Juan is doing this as a side job. HIs main job is working for a fencing and landscaping company during the week. I found out today that Juan is a foreman in the landscaping area and is branching out into fencing.
That’s fine. He hired two of the fence guys from his weekday job, and they are here doing their best as well. But, it is going more slowly than I had anticipated. So far, the work that is done, is done very well. Everything is straight and level. And for that, I am thankful.
PHOTOLOG OF MY LAST TWO DAYS…
I have been going outside every few hours (on my way to Lowe’s) to stroll around and pretend I’m taking photos. I didn’t want to appear to breathe down their necks (well, yes I did, actually… but I didn’t want to ‘appear’ that way) so I would casually walk around and take pics or walk Kent’s foster dog (long story for another post).