Saturday, June 28, 2014

Updates

My bedroom is painted.  The handyman and his helper did it all in one day.  Since the room had not been painted in twenty years, it really looks much better.  I chose 'fashion grey'--a choice the painters questioned, but I happen to like it a lot.

I have new curtains to hang and I will need to get a new bedspread and hang some pictures on the walls.  That will wait until I get back from the trek with the grand children.

The new dryer was delivered, but it did not work and the installers suggested I needed to get an electrician to change out the breaker.  Maybe I did not even need to get a new dryer.  It was not the breaker, but the electrical box that the dryer plugs into.  Also the electrical box was hidden away in the exterior wall.

This is what was behind the dryer:
And the outlet itself was about 18 inches above this hole.  It required a new hole to be cut out.


After the trip, the handyman (who may become my new best friend) will come back and take care of this with an access door.  He will also fix the outdoor faucets and my front door and who knows what else will have fallen apart by then.  I should mention that he was the one who brought the electrician over on a Saturday.

Forced to hang around the house for the past couple of days, I spent some time making a few cards.

The focus is a bit off, but you get the idea.  The sheep one is for a friend who raises sheep.  Her birthday party is today.

13 comments:

  1. Wow your dryer power has become something of a nightmare.

    The bedroom looks very nice. I like the dark grey.

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  2. Not sure I would have picked the color. But it does go nicely with your furniture and makes it even richer looking.

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  3. I think the color is very nice, especially with the white trim. DH and I plan to paint our bedroom a grey-blue to match the blue in the quilt my friend made for me last year. We're in the process of making 2 quilted valences to match.

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  4. I like the color.
    I'm so glad you found a good handyman! He will be of great value to you. That dryer situation is a mess for sure. glad you are getting help figuring it out.

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  5. I like the gray -- I'm thinking about it for one of my extra rooms, with white accents. The cards are beautiful. You're lucky to have found a good handyman -- they're rare these days!

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  6. I love your choice of gray. It looks so clean and I bet once you get things on the wall and that new spread you will really love it. Now about that handyman -- I need to find one of those. Grampy is a wonderful provider and husband but handy he ain't!

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  7. Agree, the gray looks very sleek. As for the handyman, if you have a good handyman, you KNOW you have a best friend!

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  8. One problem usually leads to another. It is a viscous cycle. You are blessed to have a handy man. My son comes often to help me out, but I so wish I had someone local to rely on.

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  9. It is always that way. Paint a room and you need to change the rugs and drapes. I like the gray and think it give a cozy and peaceful feel. One of the best things in the world is a trustworthy handyman.

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  10. I really like that color and think it would be great to accessorize but what do I know. I have orange walls.
    That is a bummer about the dryer and that you might not have needed one but glad you have found a great handyman. A good, dependable one is fantastic.

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  11. Aren't you grateful for those guys you can hire to help? My hubby is so bad at this stuff. The tools are all mine. His dad died early. Good luck with the progress! sigh.

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  12. I love the color gray, in fact my whole house is painted in varying shades. It's a neutral that goes with everything, plus it's calm and cooling.

    Thank goodness for a handyman. I find them hard to come by. Hopefully the issue with the dryer is all sorted out.

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  13. I love your new bedroom. I'm so glad you have such a wonderful handyman.

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