Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
October, 2017 - Mexico

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Wallpaper Stripping is Done!

I’m blogging from our son Eric’s house today.  I don’t have my camera with me, so no pictures for this entry.

I’ve been spending one day a week at Eric’s house helping him with some home improvement projects.  The main goal for the summer was to strip the wallpaper in both bathrooms and paint.  Two weeks ago I finished stripping the wallpaper.  What a relieve.  The wallpaper had been put up directly over the drywall, so it was a bear to remove. 

For the past two weeks I’ve worked on painting both bathrooms with a primer/sealer.  I finished that today. I’m also painting the woodwork as I go.  About half of the house has white woodwork and the rest is brown.  Apparently, the previous owners didn’t finish painting all of the woodwork.

The next step is for Eric’s friend, Adam, who used to work in construction, to do a skim coat of drywall mud. You may be wondering why I painted primer before the drywall mud.  Adam told me that by painting the primer first, it will seal any wallpaper paste and will keep the finish paint from possible bubbling due to paste residue. 

After Adam is done with the mudding, I have to paint a coat of texture paint and then finally the actual colored paint.  Hopefully, I’ll be done before we leave in October.  Adam and his wife have a new baby boy, so I guess the finish date will depend on when Adam finds time.

Right now I’m waiting for Eric to get home from work, so I thought I’d take advantage of his fast internet to write a quick blog.  I brought my computer today to download an audio book from the library and to download Microsoft updates.  It helps keep our data usage down on the Mi-Fi.

Eric is an HVAC service technician.  With the heat and humidity we’ve been having the last few weeks, he’s been working a lot of hours.  The last few days we’ve had a break from the heat.  But, next week is predicted to be brutally hot and humid again.  I hope it’s not too awful for him!

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