Painting, Caulking, Building…
Still painting!!! But now Jeff is around to help me (do most of the work)!!!!
His uniform: vintage 80’s Sunshine Village coveralls. So dope! I love the old logo!!! Sunshine Village is a major ski resort in Banff where Jeff, Tom + Deb worked during their 20’s.
It’s amazing to me that Jeff has a mind for numbers in this sense, but when it comes to finances, numbers might as well be written in Arabic. Hmmmm, a strange disease this selective understanding of numbers…..
Picking out paint at General Paints. The pictures from the last post were primer pictures. Et, now we paint, mes amis.
Nope, it’s YOU, buddy!!! Breakfast with a Rubbermaid bin serving as a tray whilst sitting atop an exercise ball for a chair.
And it’s COLD in our house!!!! Single pane windows, probably zero insulation! My mom mailed me my down robe that I found at a thrift store in California. Jeff borrowed it for a morning. It is cozy heaven luxury, y’all!!!
Jeff is a serious professional painter, people!!!! He’s been doing most of the work this weekend, while I’m just his helper bee. I’ve been very grateful, indeed! Look! So tall, he doesn’t even need to stand on a ladder to paint the ceiling – lucky guy!!!
The house is such a crazy, upside down mess – it’s totally driving me up the wall. There’s stuff piled wherever there’s a space + seeing all the disorganization makes my skin crawl!!! I NEED ORDER!!!! I CAN’T LIVE LIKE THIS!!!! Jeff is trying to distract me in the background with a little painting intermission by playing some air guitar. Nice one, Jeff.
Now that the living room is painted white, the gaps between the wonky walls + the crappy cheap trim is devastating. The caulking makes A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!!!!!! Why didn’t any of the previous tenants think of caulking before in this house? I mean, I wouldn’t have – but regard this close up picture + you shall all observe!!!
Moustache + all. Check out those sweet bell bottom jeans.
Und now, ladeez und gentlemens!!! The piece de la resistance in the living room! A week ago I picked up 4 Ikea Billy bookcases from a nice gal who listed them on Craigslist for a great price. Today Jeff + I picked up a 5th piece in the “As Is” section at Ikea for a discount (the “As Is” section ROCKS at the Ikea in Richmond! In Los Angeles, it’s so ravaged by Ikea vultures that you’d be lucky to find a cracked pot!). These suckers fit snugly against the wall as if they were made for it!!!
I bought Jeff a Dremel Multi-Max MM20 for his birthday which he used to cut a hole into the back of one of the bookcases.
Korean beef, rice, spinach, miso soup + kimchee!!! We still don’t have proper plates + bowls, since they’re still in my storage in Bellingham. It’ll all come together little by little! I just have to be patient! But Jeff is an insane work horse, so it won’t be long!
The living room is looking amazing!!! Pretty soon it will be like a real, livable home!!!