And This

Hello everyone!  Hot enough for you? Couldn’t resist. hee hee

I thought after the dog days of summer (july3-August 11 according to Farmer’s almanac) it would be just a little bit cooler…….maybe a degree or two? Jeez maybe half a degree?


The heat index, dangerous and uncomfortable, has been over 100 degrees for several days.

And this………..Two days after closing on the house, the air conditioning quit working. We had painted the master bedroom the day before, the air worked fine. The next day, when we went over, air is not working at all. We have a few more days before we have to totally be moved in.  Sleeping there now would be unbearable……..sigh……..maybe this week it will be fixed. Meanwhile, painting has ceased, but moving in continues. It is in the 90’s  in the house, plus the heat index……yikes.

Rooms left to be painted, which is all except one…  Five more rooms, a hallway with built in bookcases, two bathrooms and closets.

The room below will be used as an office/TV room, I think. Even with three windows, it doesn’t get a lot of light. I lighten the picture for viewing purposes.

Trees will be trimmed soon that are blocking the light, not to mention damaging the roof.


Dining room below, will also have a lighter wall color and will NOT have contrasting colors below the chair rail.



Below is one of the bathrooms. It is not on the top of the list to be painted. Although it has good tile work and overall in great condition, I won’t be satisfied unless it is also painted. I feel like I need to put my paint brush stamp on every inch to make it me.











All the walls are a medium gray… my plans are for a warmer, lighter color on the walls….Each room will be an experiment as I work with the light coming in.

Sigh…….. Paint supplies sitting idle…… This is just wrong!!!


Dog Days

Those hot, sultry dog days of summer are here and being true to the definition.


The phrase “Dog Days of Summer” describes the most oppressive period of summer, between July 3rd and August 11th each year, says the old trusted farmer’s almanac.

Hot, Humid, scorching, dry, parched…….oppressive pretty much sums it up.

But dog days is not all bad news.

Need summer clothes…..Now is the time to get them at the lowest price you will see. Some are marked down to 80% off. And the stores are air conditioned. I spent hours in Steinmart last weekend and came away with a bag full of bargains.

Ready for the kids to be back in school? Start shopping for back to school supplies because ,momma, those  school bells will be ringing soon. See, not all bad.

The home décor stores have begun seriously transitioning their shelves and aisles….Summer be gone

Welcome Autumn and Christmas. Just looking at those trees with artificial snow gives temporary relief to the hot weather.

And it’s a good time to be thinking about transforming the house, putting away summer and bringing out the fall.

But before I can do that, I have to do this.


Looking at lots of paint chips.

The move from the townhouse to the cottage is happening soon. That means, I will probably spend the last days of “dog days” with a paint brush in my hand…

Hope to post some “before” and “after” shots very soon.