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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ramblings of a Feeble Mind

In answer to your questions:

Yes, I am alive.
No, my arm's not broken.
Yes, my computer's working.
No, I'm not quitting the blog.
Yes, I am lazy--thank you very much.
No, I haven't had much to post about this week.

So, let's see....what's been going on in my little world since I last entertained you with my awesomeness....

Went yard saleing last Saturday, but the pickings were slim. Got a few things of which I may or may not have taken pictures. It's been so long, I can't remember. I'll check my camera and post pics--if I have them, that is.

Did not get a shower Saturday till about 8pm. Sorry if that's TMI. After we got home from the skimpy sales, I got started sanding the desk a friend gave me. That I do have pictures of. Darrell decided to help me with the sanding. I kept doing my "hmmm, not sure I've got the technique down yet" routine, so he pretty much did the whole top of the desk. Yeah, there was a little manipulation going on. Hey, it works! Don't judge me.

The top of the desk after a bit of sanding

I love to watch a man working--especially when it's MY man

All the drawers were difficult to remove--this one was impossible

"One more time, honey, just to be sure I know how to work the sander."

Once it was my turn, I decided to just rough up the surface and paint. The sides are veneer and I was afraid they wouldn't take the stain like the rest of the wood. Enter three cans of black spray paint. Either it was my technique (or lack thereof) or the paint--whichever, it was splotchy. I took Thrifty Decor Chick's advice and bought a quart of Behr Black Suede. Got a coat on today and it already looks better. Since the top was sanded down to bare wood, I'm going to stain the top and paint the rest. Pics soon.

Finally got my yard sale chair painted. Bought some loverly fabric and was able to recover the seat and back. It was harder than I anticipated and it's not perfect--but it is beautiful. And I can't wait to get the whole thing back together.

Dodged a tornado tonight. Seriously. Our road was on the local news. No damage near us that we can see. Tomorrow may be a different story.

That's all that comes to mind at the moment. I'll be back tomorrow--it's Thankful Thursday!


Scrappy Doo said...

Glad you OK and good job on getting him to do the sanding :-)
Men just love to feel needed

5L's said...

glad you're back!!! hehe, i love the sanding manipulation, lol!
wow, what happened on your street?? such bad weather we've been having lately and bloody HOT!!!

5L's said...

i love this new option of followup comments being emailed to you...what a time saver!

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