It was another lovely spring day which got to 18.5C or 65.5F. We sit outside for a bit every day soaking up the sunshine. It feels so good to have the opportunity to do that.
It was another busy day in our household. I got all the baseboards and mouldings in the hall painted. That took quite a while as I was trying to do a good job and my hip decided to give me a run for my money in the pain department.
Next, we put the tubs, boxes, etc. back into the cold room. We also did a bit of a purging and some organizing. Much nicer with less stuff on the floor. We also flattened cardboard, loaded it and 2 boxes of books into the car and headed out to recycle and fill the red bookshelf.
Once home, I finished cleaning the storage room. It has a few things to go but overall, it is almost done. (It was good to get so much done).
The table will be cleared off once we finish up the painting and renovations. The ironing board and treadle sewing machine will go also. I know that this room will be the last room to be finished but it will get done.
I had to sit with heat on my aching hip for quite a length of time late yesterday afternoon and all evening so I knit on the baby surprise jacket. Sixteen rows left until it is ready to sew together.
It really looks like nothing at this stage of the game but a sweater does emerges when you fold it and sew the shoulder seams. The last row I knit last night is actually 10 rows knit on the 90 stitches that make the back (you knit a flap). I have picked up 10 stitches on the flap on one side. When the next row is knit, the other 10 stitches on the other side of the flap will be picked up. After that you knit down the front band, around the back and up the other front band. There will be enough yarn left over to make a preemie hat. I’ll make it right away so I can send the bundle of knitting to the hospital with a friend.
Today, the walls in the hall will be painted and some paperwork done. I am sure that I will find more to do as I prep to paint the family room. As I am getting near the end of the inside work, I am now looking at what I have to do outside. Other than painting, it is mostly routine things we do on a regular basis.