Saturday, June 16, 2018

Watching paint dry...



I'm slowly getting settled in at my Sean's. He is gone for most of the week, a two edged sword, there is just myself to cook for or not, but there is just me to move furniture and heavy lift. When he's home he is most likely out riding or in the garage wrenching on HD's, out on the boat, or occasionally in the office. 
Went to IKEA to get myself a bed and took my cousin from Portlandia with me.  We got a cart full and headed out to the loading docks. They were full, so we decided to just wheel the cart to my pickup and load it up there. As we were starting to wheel the cart down the ramp, we saw that the ramp with the "red no parking paint" was totally blocked by a SUV. A young couple had decided the rules of the road didn't apply to them and were loading there. They were taking their sweet time about it too, and totally ignoring the two ol gals with a heavily loaded cart.  Finally they got their stuff loaded in their SUV and after dicking around inside the SUV they left.  I looked at their license plates as they slowly pulled away, and said (in a very loud voice), "Wouldn't you know it Damn California drivers."  My cousin started laughing, and whispered, "Don't you still have your Calif plates?"  "Shhh, we aren't near my truck"...

I'm painting my bed in a stipple dry brushed Navajo white.  Not sure I'm going to like it... 






Needs to be top coated with varathane of some sort. Will figure that out as I go.  
Lots of projects to keep me busy and things to see, and sorta out of trouble...  
For now I'm off to dinner at my SIL & BIL's in Salmon Creek. They are just back from two months in France and Italy. Though this is far from their first time there, boyhowdy do they have stories to tell.
You will be pleased to know that I wrote the final checks to close out the estate and sent them on to the attorney for disbursement. As soon as they are cashed, the estate will be zeroed out, and done.

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  1. I miss IKEA, a dangerous place :-). Glad for you that the estate stuff is down the home stretch.

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    1. Celia,
      LOL, it is a dangerous place, I love it! My Portlandia cousin and her daughter have an AirBNB and they get lots from there.
      Yay, I'm glad the estate is nearly done!

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  2. Never been to IKEA; but I have been to COSTCO.
    So glad to hear things are going well. God bless. :-)

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    1. Linda, IKEA is a whole n'ther experience from Costco. Things are going good here. Thanks for the blessing.

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  3. Sounds like it's all coming together for you. Kool.

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    1. Skip, I think so, and it is Kool here. Loving the thunderstorms that pass through, and all the green.

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  4. So nice to hear things are getting settled up and closed out.

    The closest IKEA to us is down in Denver.

    And that just about guarantees I'll never go there....

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    1. drjim, Yay, finally on the homestretch, it has been a long process.
      IKEA is just across the river, by PDX, so it's an easy travel, and doesn't require going into Portlandia.

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  5. Expecting my check in the mail any day then! LOL, sounds like all is going well. Only ventured into IKEA once and came out with my checkbook intact--too much stuff, too many choices, too many people for this hillbilly.

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    1. Granny Sue, Sorry about the delay, lol! As to IKEA, I only go with a detailed list, and stick with to it, mostly...

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  6. Hooray on all accounts! Have you been to Sauvee Island?

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    1. Cheri, I haven't been to Sauvie, yet. It is on my list. Sean and the girls went there in the boat for Father's Day, and they loved it.

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    2. Wonderful jams and lovely land. You will love it!

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  7. So glad your estate is done.(-: Where are you living now?

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    1. CiNdEe, Me too! I'm living with my Sean in Vancouver. The weather is great, if you get up this way be sure and look me up. The Welcome mat is out.

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  8. I am not surprised you are keeping busy:) and glad you are settling in and happy that your estate is completed.

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    1. Changes, Not accomplishing as much as I should, but hopeful that when the moving dust settles that will change.

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  9. Surprised you didn't go 'council' those kids in the SUV... :-) Glad the issues are finally done! And nice antiquing job on the bed.

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    1. Old NFO, LOL, me too. I have to admit that I certainly considered it.
      Thanks, when it's finished I will try to remember to take a pic.

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  10. Badgers know not of botany, but those are very pretty blue flowers.

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    1. SCOTT, Badger botany does sound like it would be a bit dangerous... Those blue flowers are Lobelia.

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  11. Glad you got the estate off your back. I like IKEA furniture but have never been to a store. When we were furnishing the Tucson house, we mostly went for used furniture. The last headboard we had to buy for there came mail order from Overstock. It was metal though; so doubt IKEA would have had it. If we someday replace the kitchen cupboards in the Tucson house, it would be where I'd look.

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    1. Rain, I've been picking up some used furniture as well. I remember seeing a metal bed on one of your posts, beautiful. We had an old metal headboard at one time, it was a dble bed size. My dad cut the foot board in half and welded it to the headboard. It fit our queen size bed perfectly. The balls on top of the posts were missing so we glued together half round brass lamp parts to form balls and attached them where the originals were.
      When my daughter remodeled her house she got her farm sink,kitchen cabinets, and counter tops from IKEA. They have held up really well, and look great.

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  12. I love following your adventures.
    Bed...add a little spattered grey, and after it is dry add a little more of the white....if you have the time. Soo glad the estate is finally settled.

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    1. Mage, I've been slower than molasses getting the bed done... don't have the patience at this point to put more paint on it, but thanks for the tip.
      I am going to paint my bedroom, currently green, a color called grey mare. A friend in Oregon painted her dining room in it, and it was beautiful.

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  13. Be careful moving furniture around. It's easy to hurt your back! I have a dolly I use for it here at the house, can't pick up the heavy stuff anymore but I can wheel it around.

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    1. Harry,
      A friend told me the same thing, and pointed me to a folding dolly that works great. It can't handle really heavy stuff, but works for all the rest. Banker boxes are my friends, I've used them for years, and I can get move two at a time with it.

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  14. Glad the Estate is settled, we have a tax-season to go through before final distributions can be made, but my big brother and sister are real happy with the initial distributions from the sale of the Ancestral Homestead...
    I spatter-painted the Panzer Bridge with some dark gray last night after the heat died-down, just so it wouldn't be a single, bright, monotone oblong. One plain color is not enough!

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    1. NotClauswitz,
      Yay to your family estate being almost done. I still want to send some personal family things to my brother, and then I'm really done.
      Hope you post pics of the paint job on the Panzer Bridge. A friend that bought a run down cabin and 80 acres, found an old bridge in a scrap yard, cut it in half and put it over the year round creek on the road. Works like a charm.

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  15. I am so far behind. No idea about your life and will try to catch up. Sounds very good.

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