Thursday, December 21, 2006

Hello. Well, the last couple of days have been filled with things that don't look impressive but take many, many man hours to complete. Mostly sanding and scraping. Two days ago we sanded all the drywall mud in the pantry until our walls and ceiling were flat. That took both of us working with hand-held mouse sanders almost all day. Now that is a dusty, crappy job. The last two days have mostly been spent scraping paint. There were three layers of paint colours used in our pantry. No one at any point used primer, they jsut covered over the parts that were chipping off with a little extra paint. In some places, you just had to touch it for the paint to chip off, and in some places (sometimes only inches away) it took forever to scrape down all the layers. Whew!!!!!!

We have rehung the shelf brackets, and tomorrow we should be able to prime the whole room. This is a picture of one of the piles of paint chips - lovely colours they had picked out, hey?

Three days ago we tripped over to Dartmouth to attend the Goulden family Christmas. It was great fun, everyone was there, even Santa! Unfortunately we left the camera in the truck and then carpooled to the party, so I have no evidence to show you. I'm quite sure a great time was had by all, though. Jai and I felt like we must have met all the Gouldens now, but Errol was able to name a few more. Gary, if you're reading this, do you think you could get Debbie to send us her meatball recipe? That sauce was just delicious and I keep thinking about it. Thanks!

And poor little Webbie had his eye biopsy today. They were going to give him a gas to make him unconscious, but he was so well-behaved they didn't have to. Yup, we have the bravest bunny ever.

And also the world's only three-eyed cat.

To close, for tonight, thank you to everyone who sent us Christmas cards, they look just lovely and make us feel loved.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're making great progress on the house!! I expect it to be completely ready when I come to inspect.....just kidding. I haven't sent you a Christmas card, but I haven't sent anyone a Christmas card, so don't feel bad. You can leave the guilt to me. I got yours though, little salt in the wound...Work is insane, but I'm off now until Boxing Day (YEAH!!!) so I'll be back on the island to relax. Joc and Errol if you read this, you can expect a call from me and I shall invite myself over for tea...All my love and wishing you both the very best first Christmas in your new home. Kim

Anonymous said...

hi guys - hi Kim! Webbie is such a brave little guy! Give him a hug and extra treat from us (Peanut too 'coz she's probably had to listen to Webster complain for days and days!). Kim, we will have the kettle on boil in anticipation of your visit - we'll be home most of the time from Saturday til Tuesday - I have to work on Wed, Thurs,Friday but evenings are clear if you don't make it over during the days off. See you to you soon, Lauren & Jai! XOXOXO MomJoc

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Hey guys! It was great to hear from you!!!! Mery Christmas, Kim - writing in our Blog is practically as good as a Christmas card, not to worry. I'm glad you are able to get some time off, make sure you leave some vacation for your trip to Nova Scotia! You guys can call me from Mom's house when you're visiting, it'll be great to talk to you! Talk to you soon! Love Lauren