Monday, March 06, 2006


No knitting for a week- this is some kind of record.

The new House is coming along- in one week it's gone from liveable, but ugly to completely unliveable to delapidated to the point where I don't have to take a big breath before walking in.

The ceilings in the main floor are taken out and awaiting my father-in-law's arrival next week. We bought the drywall to fix them- I even got to rent the truck at lowe's and drive it around!! So much fun. It even beeped when it went in reverse. I was quite a sight- normally I drive a little purple kia, and here I am in my 5'2" glory driving a truck (I had to hold onto the steering wheel to hoist myself into it) with drywall hanging out the back gate- totally awesome.

Anyways, we also had wall paper on every surface that wasn't wood- so we scraped ALL of that off, and then were left with yellow glue on every wall. Let me make a short testamonial that "DIF" by zinsser is the best chemical I've ever encountered. It's magical. We bought the concentrate- mix with warm water, use a roller to apply to the wall- wait a few minutes and scrub the glue off with a scrubby thing. Rinse with a sponge and warm water et voila- virgin plaster walls!!

So, we just have a little bit of the living room and the upper part of the 2 story staircase left to do (And the bedrooms we haven't touched yet)

I doubt I'll be knitting for a while- probably not until the 26th when we drive to Albany for the day to go to a wedding. But, I'm sure I can scrounge up some more house pics if anyone was interested.


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