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Cat Chair

It’s generally accepted in psychological circles that cats are good for keeping calm. Whatever psychologist came up with that didn’t know my cat. She rules the roost with an iron claw, and a lot of shouting.

Over the last few months, my husband and I have been doing a lot of work on the house, including redecorating our bedroom. It’s not entirely finished because I can’t find a mirror I like for me to use when brushing my hair. But I did make another purchase resently, something that I have wanted for a long time, a chair for the bedroom.

Seems I’m not the only one who likes it.

The day after purchase
Today

She sheds so much hair that to save me having to hoover the chair everytime I want to sit down, I’ve put a throw over it that I can remove when I want to sit down – or I should say – when I’m allowed to sit down that is.

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Illumination

After the glossing yesterday, today was all about painting the walls.  It was a workout and a half. Hubby did the ceiling and the roller on the walls, and I did the majority of the cutting in, including the really horrible bit behind the banisters.

It was really odd the way the colour went on. It looked lavender even though it’s gray. We found the light up on the landing really unhelpful to. It being an energy saving bulb, its light is quite orange and to dim when painting.

There’s only so much two people can do in the same small space, so I left hubby to finish off the painting, and headed to B&Q for a few bits and pieces.

We got lampshades and lightbulbs, picture frames and spray paint (and more plants for the garden). The spray paint is for a mirror frame.  We have a big mirror in a gold frame, but gold won’t go with the over all theme of the hall now, so we’re going to spray it chrome before putting it up – but that’s for another day.

With the light bulbs I was told to get bright ones, and I did, I got those lovely big round opaque kind. 1050 lumens. The only problem?  I picked up the screw fixing by mistake, we need the bayonet type.  So, back to B&Q I trudged.  I picked the bayonet version in exactly the same model, brought them home, tried to put one in and hey presto – the opening of the new shades is about 2mm too small to let the bulb in.  Did not occur to me to check it in the shop. So tomorrow I’ll be back to B&Q to swap them again.  But for tonight it’s feet up and try to recover.

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Prep

Sometimes it’s really hard to know what to write about. Full days of solid thinking in work can drain the brain.

Good news is that I did get the database developed as much as I needed to (see yesterday’s blog). Now I have a four-day weekend ahead of me. It’s another week when we were just to go away in the van, but of course that got cancelled.

Instead, the decorating is up. The hall, stairs and landing desperately need redecorating, it’s been nagging for a while, but we’ve not had the time.  Now we have. We’ve got all we need to do everything, so tomorrow, it’s up and move the last bookcase, clean the woodwork with sugarsoap and do the glossing.  That should keep us out of trouble for the day.

Which means that the day has been working and preparation, and it’s all worked. Am actually looking forward to getting something done tomorrow.

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