Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tiny red leaves

We think we have the attic floor just about done. Today I'll take a brief break to do some yard work while Ken works on the edges of the floor. Then on Wednesday we're having people over for lunch (the same people we met last week in Valençay) and on Sunday friends from California are arriving for four days.

Tiny red leaves growing close to the ground in the vineyard.

In between we need to tidy up a bit and move some furniture so we can set the guest room up. These are all incremental steps on the way to finishing the attic and moving in. The next big job up there will be prepping the walls for paint. A little sanding needs to be done first, along with a little patching and smoothing of plaster in places. Then the primer will go on.

We got a good deal on primer for drywall at the hardware store last week. After that we will have to pick a color and find the paint. We'll likely go for an off-the-shelf off-white/beige. No custom mixing, just something easy and economical. We're going to need a lot of it.


  1. WARNING: Don't stand still or you may be varnished! The Mad Vacrnisher has been reported to be in your area.

  2. For some reason I think ground cover can be so romantic. The sound of walking on it... the smell... it just really gets me in the mood.

  3. GORGEOUS!!! And how COOOOL that you are having visitors.. How exciting!!

  4. It should really add to the fun that you'll have visitors right away to see the new room :)) (Is it Cheryl who is coming?)


    p.s. How are Bertie and Callie doing together these days?

  5. It will be interesting to see if your lifestyle changes with all that new space available to you. Any thoughts on that? After all, architectural space shapes experience, né cést pas?

  6. Those are really pretty. What are they?

  7. You'll be ready for a holiday soon at this rate.

  8. bill, lol!

    cubby, hmmmm. Perhaps you need to be varnished.

    leesa, 'tis the season!

    judy, no, it's not cheryl this time. Maybe later in the year! Callie still wants to bite Bertie's head off.

    lynn, it will be interesting!

    starman, I haven't got any idea. :(

    jean, luckily, I don't have far to go. I'm already in my holiday home. ;)

  9. Starman: They are a type of wild geranium.


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