Friday, November 7, 2008

Ghosts? Naw!!

Oh, Dear Ones, I must tell you. I was quite frightened yesterday. But I feel so much better now. We're having our entry redone! I just forgot! I've just been so busy!


Now that my head is clear, I can tell you what has been going on. I've told you before, our house was built in 1970. It's rather old and this yucky wallpaper has been on these walls for 38 years! I've tried to talk workmen into just painting over it, but no - they wouldn't do it!

I just have never liked this horrid wallpaper! I would have painted over it myself but the entry is two stories tall! Even my ladder won't help me!

See? This wallpaper almost goes up to heaven!

So our wonderful 'can do all things' handyman, Jose and his helper said they could strip the wallpaper and resurface the walls and paint away. Woo Hoo!!


After the wallpaper was stripped off, there was the gluing that had to be scrapped off! That was a chore. You see this silly drawing we found on the sheet rock?

We decided someone was trying to decide how they would cut the spindles for the staircase. So they were practicing. We found three designs someone had drawn on the wall. I know these are not spindles, but you know what I mean. The shape of these little thingys are rathy funky, but I like them! They're going to get a fresh face too!

So that's how they got up so high. Smile Jose and helper guy!!

Jose had to cover up the stained glass window because he was spraying texture onto the flat sheetrock. I wish I could have done a little of this but he didn't offer to let me! :(

Walls are free of wallpaper, glue backing, new texture and they're primed!

The wainscotting is rather old looking, but again I like this stuff. Just not the nasty color. But that's going to change.



See! It's not scary anymore! It's just going to get better! Yes, that nasty carpet will be gone pretty soon! Just bear with me! ;)
***************************
Stay tuned for the next episode...

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

This Old House

This old house once knew my children
This old house once knew my wife

This old house was home and shelter As we fought the storms of life
This old house once rang with laughter
This old house heard many shouts
Now she trembles in the darkness when the lightnin' walks about
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the window pane
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
I'm getting ready to meet the saints
This old house is getting shaky
This old house is getting old
This old house lets in the rain and
This old house lets in the cold
On my knees I'm getting chilly
But I feel no fear or pain
'Cause I see an angel peeking through
A broken window pane
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the window pane
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
I'm getting ready to meet the saints
Now my old hound dog lies asleeping
He don't know I'm gonna leave
Else he'd wake up by the fireplace
And he'd sit there, howl and grieve
But my hunting days are over
I aint gonna hunt the 'coon no more
Gabriel done brought in chariot
When the wind blew down the door
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the window pane
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
I'm getting ready to meet the saints

~sung by The Gaither Vocal Band and many others