September 2018 Island Trip – Day Five
Today was another day of slinging paint. Both closet innards and the master bedroom closet doors are done (the second bedroom’s closet doors are clear wooden bi-fold and don’t need paint, thank heavens). I treated myself to an additional paint brush and some cheap rollers (the sort one is not compelled to clean, but to throw out ~ what a revelation). The windows and screens are clean, and all remaining nail holes in various surfaces are filled. My DH:
- Took a sheet of asbestos (very heavy) from behind the oil stove to the upper barn, as well as a rock polisher dad gave us over 15 years ago. We’ve never used it and figure it can live on the Island for now.
- Installed knobs on the newly installed doors over the oven, and on the drawers and doors in the bathroom. It’s a serious treat to access the bathroom drawers without having to keep them open in a staggered fashion.
- Replaced the toilet seat! This sounds like a pedestrian task, however the old wooden seat had lost its finish on the underside and got moldy in the winter. Truly yucky. This is the biggest bang $21 has bought in a long time.
- Trimmed a trim piece that’s designed to hide a small bit of electrical conduit. After tiling the fireplace the trim piece no longer fit.
- Removed the three hanging doors so I can paint them on sawhorses.
- Removed the grill from the built-in 1959 electrical wall heater so I could clean 59 years of dust from in and around its guts.