I’ve been busy busy busy during the last couple of days getting some spring cleansing done–even although it is nonetheless technically winter. When it was SO COLD over Christmas (wind chill of -30℉) I may really feel draughts coming from the home windows and doorways. That is once I knew I had to determine reseal the home windows; however I wasn’t about to do it when it was so chilly outdoors.
As a substitute, I went into full-on Dad-mode and used duct tape to seal round all of the home windows for that weekend. It was under no circumstances engaging, but it surely labored. No draughts.
We have had such good climate recently (it has been within the high-40’s and even within the 50’s!) I made a decision to present the resealing a go. I did not know this, however you are apparently alleged to weather-proof your home windows each few years. Properly, we have been residing right here 20 years and never as soon as have we changed the climate seals. Yikes.
Those we’ve got are a pile materials (like a protracted strip of sentimental bristle). After studying tons of evaluations, I made a decision I did not wish to to change to the sticky tape; lots of people complained that the adhesive wore off shortly. So I purchased the identical stuff we already had (which had been smashed down from years of use, making them fairly ineffective).
I used to be sort of nervous to do this–it concerned eradicating strips of the pile from every fringe of the window–and then reducing a brand new strip and inserting it into the T-slot from earlier than. It was tedious, but it surely labored completely.
It takes some time to do every window (they every have EIGHT strips which have to get replaced) however I managed to do 4 home windows to date. After I’m performed with changing the pile strips, I would like to exchange the putty that holds the window within the body.. I made a complete to-do listing for this spring and I wish to get a head begin!
Anyway, for Friday Evening Images…
I went to Goodwill yesterday and had no intention of shopping for garments, however like I stated, I used to be in a nasty temper. Thrift buying all the time makes me really feel higher, particularly if I get a very good deal. Even when I do not purchase something in any respect, it is nonetheless enjoyable! Right here are some things I attempted on…
|I used to be undecided about this jacket. I appreciated it, however I in the end determined to not get it. I might have appreciated it to be a contact longer.
|I actually appreciated this working jacket, however I’ve too many working jackets, so I skipped it.
|I cherished this shirt, but it surely was a dimension large–I figured I would strive it on anyway, hoping it might simply look naturally meant to suit on the massive aspect. It really seemed sort of ridiculous. So it was a no-go as effectively.
I used to be going to put up the issues that I really purchased, however I feel I will save that for a separate put up. That shall be a enjoyable one to place together–I really like thrift retailer offers! 🙂
In honest warning, I’ve a variety of cat footage this week…
I believed this was a extremely cool concept for previous tires. Now we have a tire that we have been ready to get rid of, however I feel I would like to make use of it to make a shelter for a cat. I assume I will report the way it goes!
Me, on a regular basis, and I simply CAN’T discover it in my coronary heart to disappoint the cats and make them transfer from my lap. Proper now, as I sort this, Duck is mendacity on my shins. I’ve to pee however I will simply maintain it till the top of time.
One other factor I labored on during the last couple of days is portray some spots that have to be touched up. There’s a piece of trim alongside all the high of the cupboards that I would nailed in, however by no means painted. It bugged me on a regular basis once I would have a look at it, so I lastly painted it! I had the ladder within the kitchen so I may attain, and naturally, Duck and Chick have been throughout it.
How do you catch a cat? Simply set out a field. It really works each. single. time.
I used to be prepping dinner and I made a dressing that referred to as for hummus. I left the soiled spoon with a bit hummus on it on the counter whereas I used to be cooking after which I seemed over and Duck was sitting on one of many bar stools with simply his head sticking up. I may see his pink tongue reaching up over-the-counter to lick the hummus off the spoon. I really like this mid-lick image!
Once more, a cat in a field. This time it is Chick.
Eli was watching a present with Jerry and each Duck and Estelle have been on his lap. Often they’re drawn to me! It was cute seeing them cuddle with Eli.
Jerry was trying by means of some stuff that he saved on Instagram and this one popped up. This was a word that Eli made when he was mad at me as a result of I would not let him play Minecraft earlier than faculty ????
It says, “The place’s my reward?” (from me). And Eli wrote, “Ha ha you aren’t getting one” And on the underside: “Mother doesn’t deserve presents however dad does.” I am so glad I saved this! I really like the offended eyebrows, hahaha.
This is among the issues I purchased from Goodwill. A Clark Griswold-sized ball of Christmas lights. It was good timing as a result of earlier that morning, Noah stated he wished some Christmas lights for his bed room. I requested the person who was working there if I may return them if they do not work, and he stated no–they check the entire electronics within the again earlier than they shelf them. Properly, I obtained dwelling and so they did not work! In three totally different retailers. Jerry introduced them again to the shop and the man plugged them in–apparently, they labored. Introduced them again dwelling, tried about 5 totally different retailers and so they simply would not activate. Jerry and I inspected the bulbs, swapping out bulbs and fuses in all totally different mixtures, however we could not determine it out.
These are the polarized sun shades that I obtained for Riley–“magic” glasses in order that she will be able to see underwater like she did on the park with my glasses. Luke did not wish to pose for an image along with his 😉
Okay, that is all I’ve obtained. I am really trying ahead to watching this ice storm that’s taking place outdoors proper now! Have an awesome weekend. xo