Because of our unexpected 10 day trip to Seattle, all of our home improvement projects were put on hold and so we're working extra hard right now to catch up; we have family visiting for General Conference in a couple of weeks and we're hoping to be mostly done by then so we have more space. I know the Lord's been blessing us in our efforts because I know I normally wouldn't have the time to paint an entire bedroom on my own during the day when I still have Nora and Jane with me for most of the day, but I did it, and I did it pretty fast. I even took 3 old, really old paints I had in the garage, mixed them together (a greyish color, a cream and a tan...the cream and tan were probably 10 years old from the previous owners), said a prayer and hoped it would turn out and it did; it was a beautiful gray-beige color and looks like all the paint we have just put up in our living areas! You might ask why I didn't just go buy another gallon. Well various reasons: 1) we've had lots of extra expenses as of late with the appendectomy last month, and the trip to Seattle for Dad's funeral, and the van losing an important piece that we had to replace, and so we've been trying to be a little more frugal 2.)I have all these half gallons and pints of paint in the garage and I hate to get more when we still have so much.
Charles hasn't had a real, finished bedroom for a couple of years, because in CO he slept in our unfinished basement, so he was thrilled to see his room all done.