This is the very best way to use a credit card! It's very rewarding. I am spackling more of the Clockwork Cottage before I have to leave for the witches mini meeting. This is a fast and very easy way to stucco a wall. I am using plain old, out of the tub, spackle.
I went and hunted one of the many credit cards that I save for this very purpose. It is wider and more flexible than the usual putty knife. Actually this is an out of date U of A library card, but I save any of the plastic cards that expire.
I dipped it into the spackle tub and spread the compound over a wall. It only takes a matter of minutes because this, as tools go, is very efficient.
After I finished spreading a large section of the wall, I went back over it all with a large stencil brush.
Next I got ready to go over it with the credit card, once more, to knock down all of the little pointy ends sticking up. This is called lace work in the real world. In mini it's called------
"Tessie! Don't interrupt! I'm on a roll!" She was jumping up and down excitedly with a mirror in one hand and the Mesmer crystal in the other. I stopped at once.
"I fixed him! He came at me with that darned crystal gadget that he put together and instead of looking at it, I held up this mirror!" She exclaimed. "It worked! The hypnotism backfired on him!" It seems that when she was coming out of the trance yesterday, with her arms up to her elbows in soap suds, she realized what had happened.
She is now happily directing him to do the lacework that I was doing. About every three minutes I hear, "You missed a spot! No!! Over there!" He is obediently fixing the wall and she is loving every minute of it.
Now....Which is worse? Tessie in control or Zar pulling the strings? I am leaving for the mini meeting in about twenty minutes. If the trance holds until I get back I think that everything will be OK. If it doesn't, I don't think I want to see what happens between the two of them!
See you tomorrow.