My Monday Mind

is all over the place …. and still on the “old” time.  I feel discombobulated.  Where did that word originate?  (See what I mean?)  In order to resume some semblance of normal, I started by cleaning up the kitchen, which I neglected yesterday.  If my kitchen isn’t in order, I’m not in order.  But, my mind is still bouncing to-and-fro.  So, I made a list.  I have decided I must knock a few chores/tasks off so I can get back to “The Project.”  You know?  The room upstairs I was just going to paint?

Let me update you:

  • Storage crud all moved out.
  • Closet removed.
  • Nails pulled.
  • Damage from closet removal spackled.
  • Carpet pulled.
  • Padding pulled.
  • Sharp little carpet tack strips cussed, but left in place … so far.
  • Walls washed.
  • Curiosity tweaked.
  • What is under that linoleum?
  • Poke and peek.
  • Is that old wood under that subfloor???
  • Lightbulb moment.
  • Pondering that one…
  • Walls and ceiling primed …. it took two coats to cover the fluorescent yellow and John Deere green.
  • OH!  And I found the “thing that looks like a paper plate” to cover the old chimney flue hole in the wall at our Ace Hardware.  It works perfectly!  Picture to follow.

I didn’t have the camera up there while I was priming.  In the meantime, here are some shots of the view from the windows.

Out the south window, I can look down on the new landscaping.  Those old pieces of concrete sidewalk have got to go …. Add that to the list.


Looking out the east window:DSC_0068

Happy heard me open the window and yell my “Hello!”


Pumpkin Pie was too sound asleep to care:


Ready, set, go.  I have finally drank enough coffee.  Let’s get moving.  Chop-chop!

About Marla Rose

This blog documents farm life in central Illinois with photographs and various ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!
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2 Responses to My Monday Mind

  1. pattisj says:

    What a lovely view!

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