|Mavis was pure class ringing in the new year.|
We had a cozy, homey New Years Eve at home which is just what we wanted. Eric read, I painted my toenails and got Mavis all dolled up for the holiday while the Beastie Grrrlz worked over the antlers that Santa brought them. Then we drank bubbly in the hot tub and looked out over the valley. I saw one exploding firework and we heard others.
|View from New Years Morning 2013: (clockwise from upper left) Blue sky, sun shining through forest, grapefruit mimosa, hot tub, freshly painted toenails.|
We managed to stay up until midnight (Mountain Time) and were given a late Christmas gift from the dogs: sleeping in until 9:17a! After coffee, Eric went back to his reading and I went back to the hot tub. After that I went back to working on our redecorating of the upstairs hall bathroom which was significantly less holiday-esque.
|The 80s wallpaper is down and ready for the trash. Most of it came off without the steamer, but that which was stuck on well was stuck on really well.|
All the wallpaper is down. I've started in on repairing the walls which included your basic hole-filling as well as, wall anchor hole-filling, caulking some inside corners, and figuring out how to deal with the texture left by the original 1976 wallpaper. Blech. If I can't get it sanded off relatively easily, I'll skim coat the walls. Also, blech. Why is my own project harder than my clients' projects were?
The caulk is curing tonight, so I'll try sanding in the morning. If it works, I may have that sucker primed and ready for paint by the end of the day. WOO!