Thursday, November 27, 2008

Goodwill Renovation Finally Complete!

This is what it looked like when I bought it. This is what it looks like now:

I stripped off the old paint with a citrus paint stripper. It was messy and smelly and I had to use scotch brite to get the most stubborn paint off. Then I did a somewhat desultory job of sanding the surface smooth. A few days later I used a tinted stain to get the nice green color. After that had dried, I used a water based paint to paint the white accents and then covered the whole thing with a satin finish varnish to finish it off. I wish I had thought to take a picture before I covered the thing in books, but I think you can still get the picture. I love it!

My Pug Has a Rough Life

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

sugar high!

I love carving pumpkins! They make me laugh. I carved the first four (Starting at the top middle then going counter clockwise) and Andreas carved the upper far right one. I wish I could have jack-o-lanterns on the porch all year long. It's not cold enough here to even keep them a few weeks. The screaming pumpkin was the first to go, disintegrating into a pile of oozy mush, and then the others started to cave in at the mouth like old people without dentures. Sadly, we had to throw them out this weekend...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hail the Conquering Hero!

doot doot doot doo doo doot doo doo! Nnn nnn nnn nn n n n nnnn nnn!

I'm very excited! Gunter is pretty forlorn, however. His man, McCain lost big time and he's heartbroken. As a values voter, Gunter was holding out hope that Palin would become president. hehehehe!