I'm at the tail-end of four days off and what have I accomplished? Nothing! Well, at least nothing house-related.
Saturday afternoon I retrieved Libbi after she squeezed through the partly-open back gate and ran full-tilt for the neighbors' yard behind us. The neighbors were hosting a wedding party and the bride was posing for pictures. She had on a beautiful white dress. Libbi had muddy paws. Libbi is a jumper. Disaster was narrowly averted when a little kid ran between the bride and the dog and Libbi followed him. Whew! That debacle was followed by supper with Shirley at the pub and then drinks with a few friends.
Sunday my bestie Sharon came over and gave me her old phone since she upgraded to a new one. The phone she gave me is a Google Android. Very nice. After that I went to lunch with my friend John-Charles and then went shopping. I bought some girl clothes. And a new pair of uniform pants, which aren't nearly as fun as the girl clothes.
Monday I slept very late (til, um, mid-afternoon) and then spent a few hours sitting on the front porch shopping for apps with my new phone. My favorite one so far is Lightning Bug, a free app that is a sleep machine and alarm clock. Love it. Then the fur-babies and I had a movie marathon: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil (one of my all-time favorites), Fried Green Tomatoes and How To Make An American Quilt.
And today I went to Book Club at the local indie bookstore and after that, antiquing with my mom. I found a Hoosier-like cabinet that I couldn't decide whether or not to buy. Y'all tell me if this is a good deal or a no, okay? It's smaller than a typical Hoosier (about 3 ft. wide and 5 ft. high), the roll-down top sticks, and it needs repainting because someone painted it white and put wallpaper decals on the top doors. The flour bin & sifter are still there and the sifter works. All the drawer pulls and hinges are intact. I couldn't get the counter to slide forward, but I can probably fix that. There's no damage to the metal countertop. They're asking $250, but it doesn't say "firm" on the tag so there might be a little wiggle room. What say you?
Four days of all play and no work...Ah well, the back of the house has been done a week, except for re-hanging and painting that storm window. Although I could say I'm not putting up the storm window again and then it's really and truly done...