I’ve done all I plan to. I hung the four cabinet fronts which gave me a bit of trouble. I numbered them with a sharpie as I took them down, but I still screwed it up and found I had a couple of the handles on the lower portion, and a couple were at the top. So I had to take down two of them and reposition them correctly. I had also attached some of the hardware in reverse. Corrected that. I also had to switch hardware on a couple of the cabinets because they didn’t match the holes to attach them – the next time I guess I should number the hardware as well. You can see that some of the door catches are in need of replacing and won’t stay shut correctly. That’s a job for one of my sons.
I washed the big window, hung the screen – a major job in itself, got the mini blinds up and finally the curtain rod. I liked it much better with nothing at the windows, and just the light coming in to brighten the room. I can tolerate sheer or lace curtain panels, but nothing room-darkening for me. My daughter wondered about people being able to see in the windows. I’ve walked around this park, and can’t see in anyone’s house, and being that it’s a 55++ crowd living here, no one is moving around outside after 9 pm anyway. If I could live on a mountaintop I might consider a glass house!
And here is a shot of a wall and cabinets that haven’t yet been repainted. You can see a slight difference in the color of the walls – mine is a lighter shade and slightly more yellow:
Most striking to me in every room I’ve painted so far has been the ceiling. Covering over the darker paneling with white paint seems to open up the rooms and everything is so much brighter and cleaner looking.
I still don’t feel well at all, and wonder if I’ll ever be back to normal. I think I will see if my doctor will order some blood tests that I can have done at the UC Davis local clinic. I’m not driving downtown and paying an exorbitant amount for metered parking if I can help it. And I will never go back to the center with the parking garage! When I went to Lowe’s just about three miles away, I noticed a new building still under construction that will be a UC Davis Medical Center. I hope I can transfer to a doctor there – free parking right in front. I might be more amenable to going to the doctor if I could just drive close by and park in front of the building.
I sure need to get traveling so I have something different to write about, but I can’t even plan my route yet as the weather is so likely to change. The damage from the recent tornados is heartbreaking, and I hope calm and good weather comes to the Midwest soon.