Painting the House at 2:00 a.m.?

Thursday, Jan. 29

Back to the doctor’s again.  Frack seems to be okay now that he is on antibiotics.  Frick’s throat is red which means she has a virus, or strep throat (which is going around at the daycare).  I’ve been making her rinse with salt water and am hoping it will go away.


Sat. 30/Sun. 31

It’s 2:00 a.m..

Cathy (and my oncologist) warned me that my house was going to be clean on this treatment regime.  It started today in the laundry room.  However, they didn’t say anything about attempting to paint the house at 2:00 in the morning (and what’s scary is that I’m not on steroids until Wednesday!).

Does anybody know whether paint dries properly when it’s  minus 12 degrees outside?  I have attempted to paint my side door (inside and out) and am not sure if I will be able to get out tomorrow.

It feels so good to get rid of those pesky little Frick and Frack fingerprints off the walls, doors and trims.  I’ve started painting primer in the staircase at the side door.  Hope’s room is pretty much finished (all purple with white trim).  That’s why I haven’t written in a few days.

We bought a cute lavender carpet from Pottery Barn today and her desk should be arriving soon.  I’ll send you a pic. when it’s done.  I’m going to put Tinkerbell decals on the walls as soon as we have placed all the furniture in her room.  Her dresser didn’t come with a mirror on top, so I’m painting her a white one (from her previous wooden brown dresser).  I  might draw some purple flowers on it.

We still haven’t decided what to do with the floor in Hope’s room.  We removed the carpet and boy was it ever dusty for a while.  Now I want to remove more rugs because Hope and I have asthma and I think it might be healthier for us both if the rugs went bye-bye.  However, the old hardwood floor in Hope’s bedroom creaks like crazy and seems really dry.  The house is about 50 years old and I think the floors have bit the biscuit.  We are either going to sand and varnish what we’ve got or get new hardwood floors (hopefully ones that  we won’t have to apply varnish ‘cause I really don’t want to smell it).  Well, I’d better be off to bed now.


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