If you want to hear more about the method, I did a tutorial when I was doing the book store.
I completed one window and started another one. I got sidetracked and decided to do the shingles on the kitchen window bump out where the window was located. I will be doing more washes on them, but I wanted to see how the house was going to look with them. This was a good place to do just a little sample.
Please notice that Tessie still has access to the house. Zar has her cleaning up and washing dishes. It really does need to be cleaned up so that we can keep working on it.
I am going to try to finish the window in the secret room above this one after I'm done here.
The reason for today's title is a little talk that I had with Balthazar yesterday after Tessie left the premises.
He finally confessed his method for keeping Tessie out of the house. It seems that he discovered this entry in Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Mesmer Yes. He has access to the net. I found out that he has built himself a computer of sorts.
He did show me the crystal and how it works on the dogs, but he whisked it away before I could grab it. He's fast when he wants to be.
I suspect, but can't prove, that he used it on Tessie to get her to clean and wash up.
I asked him why he didn't use it to keep her out of the house again. He put an evil grin on his face and said"She is more useful in the house right now. I will fix the mistake after she finishes what she is doing....." The cad! He is using her to do what he doesn't want to. He read too much Mesmer. Old Franz was a bit of a cad too.
I am going now to see if I can snap Tessie out of the trance. It's no fun without her help to keep Zar in line. I am never going to use the phrase "Poor Balthazar!" again. He has proven that he can more than take care of himself. Bad Zar!
See you tomorrow.