At RevGals, Kathrynzj says, I'm wrapping up a two week vacation that has taken me from beach to basement. WHAT?
It's true, I took a week off of work to clean out the basement. Sadly, to look at a before/after photo would not make it look like my time had been used wisely. Just about everything is still down there, it's just in a different pile. BUT... our church rummage sale this year is going to be very, very blessed.
I'm wondering if anyone else out there takes a week off of work to do a different kind of work:
1) Have you ever 'staycationed' in order to work on a project? If no, would you? Well, I mentioned in yesterday's post that this summer has been our Staycation to Beat The Hell Outta Cancer. But I think I'll choose something else for this play. So....one time on Spring Break I painted the kitchen. It was just part of it, but instead of unrelieved white, I got a nice little yellow wash on the walls above the stove and counters. It was very satisfying.
2) What project did you or would you tackle first? What I'd REALLY like to do is remove all the ugly, dark 1970's kitchen cabinets and strip them, and apply a much lighter finish and some different hardware, and remount. But gosh: I'm pretty certain that'd be more than a week's worth. And I can't bear to have it go on for 2 years...ugh.
3) Any other projects? Need to remove the storm windows and wash all the windows. Repair 2 porch lights. So, so many things. But here's one that really happened: My sister in law Gail repaired my kitchen drawer yesterday...we have lived in this house for 11 years and it's been broken since we moved in. Yeah. She has the tenacity of a bulldog, in a very gentle way. I love her insanely (and not just because she fixed the dang drawer!!)
4) What are the pitfalls of a staycation for you? I end up napping and reading instead of the project!
5) Never mind this staying at home business, where do you want to go and what do you want to do there? I want to take my hubby to Galveston for a week in our motor home. Just hanging out and resting, and he can go wade-fishing past the third bar when the blue water comes in. We can eat out on patios at seafood restaurants with our dogs, and watch the city we love as it comes back from Ike. And, I need to get to my beach in Florida soon, too.