So, it is me, me and me. I worked in my house again today. It is crucial to get it in order so the next load of bedding and clothing and books can come here. Formerly most of the books were in the bed and breakfast, but the shelves were removed in the flood and I brought them home and installed them in the dungeon for my soaping supplies. I will have three main areas to work in, plus a new sink downstairs, so I can make soap there instead of cart everything upstairs to the kitchen where it clutters up my living space. I need an area in which to sew and to house materials. I plan to make curtains and home decor items for sale from my beautiful designer materials and organics. I also need an area in which I can process wool in small amounts, so wash, dry, pick and card it and possibly felt it, again where a sink and water is necessary. And I need an area for the books and music, so once in awhile I might play the piano and sing, though I have not felt like doing that for the 5 years I have been here. Strange, that is, because I always did that, every night, for at least a couple of hours.
I am going to sell the desk I currently use for the computer, a maple desk that I painted and antiqued, and take out the night table in the guest room, which has computer papers in it only. They can go elsewhere.
I cannot decide whether to keep the large round oak table and chairs I refinished when my kitchen table was in storage for almost a year, or sell it and go back to my little table, which was big enough for me and one other guest, unless it was opened, then it could actually seat 6, albeit crowded. My big table has 2 leaves and can seat 10 easily, though I barely have the room to do that in my little kitchen. I will post pictures of my home because people keep asking me what it looks like. It is cute!
Today I painted the screen door to the porch, the first coat, but the flies were driving me insane. There are thousands of them and hundreds came into the porch and now in the house there have to be 25. I tried to vacuum some but they are quick, so I smacked some instead. Then I have to clean up the remains...gross! But it is better than 25 flies flying around. I have 3 more doors to paint and they have to be done prior to winter or they may be subject to warping. I will do the front door screen door tomorrow and give the porch door a second coat. It takes a long time because of the fretwork on the doors. This is a primer paint and most likely not the permanent paint, but it will keep the doors safe for now.
And I have been sorting the dishes and pots and pans out because some are still in the bed and breakfast house and some in my house and not everything is where it needs to be - yet. You can appreciate the amount of tasks.
But that is not all. There are potatoes and carrots to harvest and process, and tomatoes to pick green and bring in so the next frost does not destroy them. I was lucky with the first frost in that it was light and the tomatoes were up against the house and did not get hit, but the squash in the garden is all black and done. I will pick the corn too and the peas, which are left now to save seeds. Whew! And that is today. How was your day?