OK....So I am stalling. I don't want to do the brick work yet...Can you see me stomping my feet, sticking my tongue out and growling all at the same time? That's strange...I look just like Tessie when she is being obstinate.
I decided that I need to keep going, even if it isn't bricks. So...I started doing the walls in the kitchen. I told you that I had all of that 1/2" scale bead board. I decided to do it the old fashioned way. I remember that my grandma Daisy's kitchen had bead board like that. Somehow that made the kitchen more cozy than the chair height that we use today.
I got out some Golden Pecan stain and, with Tessie's help, went to work. I cut the pieces and Tessie stained. It was somewhat quicker that way, but a lot messier. There was stain everywhere. Thank goodness for Clorox Wipes!
I glued the pieces into the kitchen. and then did the trim, one piece at a time....That takes a while. I still have some to go, but I am mostly done. So far, it's kind of boring.
I am not sure that I like the floor. I didn't have enough of the border to go all of the way around. I will have to think about that.
I did a little repair work here and there on the outside of the house.
Tessie found a very large golf club and a sword in the swizzle sticks. She is using them to encourage me to keep going. If I stop she takes a swing with one or the other at my head.
This could get dangerous. I think that my next chore will be to hide the box of swizzle sticks. I am tired of the whooshing noise from the club swinging past my left ear. She is getting closer all of the time.
Anyway, I am on a roll. Back to work.
See you tomorrow.