Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Felt like spring

We worked outside today because it was so warm.  I tried to cut down all the tobacco plants to throw away but discovered that my shoe was nearly immersed in the mud that was the garden.  I'll have to wait until it snows a bit before I can get the rest of them.  But we did get the Concorde started and let it run for a bit.  Even though we're not driving it, we need to make sure it's still drivable in case we get the opportunity to sell it.  Then we got the trash taken out and threw the old microwave into the bin as well, since we were both out there.  I might get a load of laundry started tonight as well so I can start the dryer when I first wake up.  Otherwise I have to wait until Tom has his shower before I can start the washer.

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes and corn tonight for supper.  If the darned chicken will ever cook.  It's been in the toaster oven for about 2 hours now.  The toaster oven doesn't cook as hot as the regular oven does but I thought I could save a few pennies by using it instead of heating up the whole oven for a bitty chicken.  Not sure it's working out that way.

I haven't gotten back to the sweaters yet.  Last night was a sleepy night and I didn't get a lot of knitting done at all.  I did look at the pattern I plan on using for the sock yarn though.  Other than that, I just read a bit, then watched tv and fell sleep while doing that.  And I still didn't want to wake up this morning.  In fact, I didn't get up until noon.  Trying to catch up on the sleep I lost when I was in so much pain.

We're expecting a couple of inches of snow in the next day or two.  I'm not terribly unhappy about it since we're already into the second week of January.  As long as the weather doesn't play catch-up and we get a bazillion inches before spring. 

Tomorrow I have errands to run and the house to clean.  My sister-in-law is coming over on Sunday and the house really needs a cleaning.  I don't know what to do about the mildew on the bathroom walls.  I haven't gotten to it yet because of the pain and stretching to reach up and scrub it off is painful.  Plus, working with bleach makes me cough and sneeze a lot.  We have had this problem since we moved in.  We use the fan while showering but it doesn't stop the problem.  Even in the summer with the window open the whole time, we still accumulate mildew all over the walls.  We're going to re-do the bathroom this spring so I plan on looking for some mildew resistant primer my mother told me about.  Hope that does the trick.

He wants to renovate it now but it's too cold to paint and putting up the wainscoting before we paint isn't recommended.  But we must get it done this spring.  It's too humid in the summer, even up here.

Smells like the chicken is done and I'm hungry so....



Ashling said...

Have you considered installing a fan? Might make all the difference. Have dealt with that problem often in various houses and it's not fun, but the mildew resistant primer will help some.

Kathy said...

We have a fan and use it, but it doesn't seem to solve the problem. :( The paint in the bathroom is probably 20+ years old and I think that is the major problem.