So fences do take a long time. Especially when you can’t devote your entire life and essence to them. Like us. I’m still taking a course at UVic (the last one I need for a specialization in French Immersion), and so spent most of last weekend getting one of my assignments done and hanging out in Cumberland with some friends. Plus there have been hiccups. Like fence posts coming out of the ground, even when we thought they were tamped. Like not having level ground to start with. Like sword ferns. Sword ferns are beastly DEVILS to get out of the ground! And life in general. Life is a bit of a hiccup. But guess what. Guess who’s got a fence? That’s right. We do. Minus a couple of gates, but really, as long as it keeps the deer out, it’s a fence, right? Who needs to get in?
It was supposed to rain all day yesterday, but it didn’t, thank goodness, because our power was out thanks to the wicked wind storm Sunday and Monday, and I find it harder to be productive inside when there’s no electricity for music, and when it’s harder to distract yourself by baking cookies and the like (Jer’s about to bake some cookies. Yay!). So we got the fence “done”. Today, however, it’s pouring, and windy, so our friends who were supposed to come over from Hornby aren’t. So what do you do on a rainy, windy blustery day when you’re on spring break? Paint. That’s right, you paint.
We painted over the red upstairs in one of the lofts last week, and decided on a couple of paint colours for our kitchen. I guess we’re going with a beach theme, although we weren’t planning on it. The brown wall, which I’ve ALWAYS hated , is going a bright teal (called Beach Towel). All of the other walls in the kitchen are going beige. Light beige, but definitely not white. It’s called Moroccan Sand. So far we got 1 coat on half of the brown/teal wall, and then we stalled because we started talking about taking down the loft. I got excited because I thought we could just start swinging a sledgehammer, but it sounds like there’s a bunch of prep work, and that’s boring, so I’m writing a blog post and then soon will get back to painting. Jer started baking cookies, so it seems like we got bored of painting. Shocking. But the wall is BLUE and I look forward to seeing it with a couple of coats on. Yay!
Other exciting and big things I don’t really feel like extrapolating on are
- the teachers’ strike – get informed before you become too opinionated, because neither the government nor the union are doing a good job of getting the issues out
- the dentist – SUCKS and is bloody expensive, especially because my teacher benefits are only 60%, and not 80% like most other reputable employers
- power outage and trees down – not surprising for 110 km/hour winds – someone told me it was 130 km/h at the Comox airport. That be some speedy winds!
- starts! Jer’s got one of the living rooms full of started everythings. Broccoli, kale, celeriac, onions, chard, tomatoes, leeks, and probably a million other things. Some have even sprouted!
- did I mention we got the fence done?
- we still don’t have a dog. Boo.
- we also no longer have a Millicent.