I don't have the heart to rip out my cabbage and plant new annuals, yet. It has been so bright all winter.
My Sean came over on Friday to install the new light fixtures in the stairwell and take his ma to lunch. He brought his pup, Lachlan with him.
The two lights have been out in the stairwell for a while now. I did not realize how dark the stairwell was til I flipped the breaker back on. Wow, it lit up to bright bright. Now I can see that the previous owners put three different colors and textures on the walls. ugh. I have most of the patch work done, so I thing I will go ahead and paint the whole interior.
I use Miller Paint, and they offered to give me a free 1/2hr with a decorator to decide on colors. I'm thinking a neutral for the walls, and an off white for the uppers in the kitchen with darker lowers. Which should update the kitchen and make the black appliances not stand out so much. Will see what the decorator suggests.
Finally finished painting the spare bedroom and the little half bath downstairs. I could happily choke out the previous painters. Removing paint runs, recessing nail heads, and patching holes took so long.
Asked my cousin in Portlandia if she was up for a day trip up the gorge on Monday. She was, so Willie and I went and picked her up and headed out to find some Sunshine. We went up river, and found my BIL & SIL in sunshine at the River House. They bought another river house, and sold the one they have in one day. Lots of work needed to bring the new place up to snuff, it's bigger. They are doers, so I'm sure they will getter done.
After lunch with them we went across the Columbia to Stonehenge. It sets overlooking the gorge. So well kept and interesting.
To read more of the fascinating history of the area go to https://www.maryhillmuseum.org/inside/mission-and-history
We wanted to see the Maryhill Museum of Art, but it is closed til March 15th. We will be back. I especially want to see the icons and chess sets.
"Set among 5,300 acres on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most fascinating cultural destinations. Museum highlights include a gallery of 80 works by Auguste Rodin, artifacts from Queen Marie of Romania, Orthodox icons, unique chess sets from around the world, the renowned Théâtre de la Mode, along with rotating special exhibitions."
Next stop was Maryhill Winery for more local history and a little fruit of the vine in the Sunshine.
We came back home to clouds and rain, but we had our moment in the sun.