Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy! What is it again? Family Day?


It's a relatively new thing,  this "Family Day",  and good on ya if you don't have to go to work today.
Gotta love long weekends.

"Every day is Saturday" around here,  so...

But let's not rub it in.

It's a beautiful day out,  although a bit cooler this morning than the last two days.  We've gone from snow on the ground to virtually shirt sleeve weather.

Well,  "shirt sleeve weather" for Canadians.

I recall being in Vegas over New Years one year with one of our friends who is a "Florida Girl",  and she refused to go outside,  as it was "too cold" for her.   It was maybe in the fifties,  but we had jackets.  Friends don't mock friends for having different comfort levels,  so we stayed in.

Coincidentally,  we have had a bit of a "family weekend",  as both Daughter Number One and Daughter Number Two came by yesterday to get a lesson from T.C. on making Perogies.
  (Hm.  Spell Check doesn't know about Perogies.  Idiots)

Some were immediately consumed,  while others were taken away to be frozen individually on trays. The "three stages of Perogy making"  according to Daughter Number Two.

I only stick around for "Stage Three"  to be honest.   Although I do tend to end up pitching in for the clean up at the end.
You know,  just to "take one for the team",  so to speak.

Meanwhile,  I've finished painting the bedroom.
I do realise that,  up until now,  it's all been talk about the bathroom,  but since apparently that's not quite enough to keep me busy,  the bedroom needed freshening up as well.

Along with just painting,  I wanted to smooth out some parts of one outside wall where the wood strapping had shrunk and pulled in the plaster just enough to be noticeable.

Hey,   *I* could see it.  And it was bugging me.

This involves adding thin layers of compound such that the wall has some semblance of flatness.  I'm slightly OCD that way.

Along with that little time consuming endeavour,  I had always wanted to add a receptacle over closer to the side of the bed,  where there always should have been one.

You can see it down there in the far corner on the left.

I've never understood why electrical contractors think it prudent to stick one plug in the middle of the room and call it a day.  There's going to be a bed in the bedroom.  What are ya thinking?

Anyway,  these are the final colours:

I took apart some of the built ins to make it easier.

I got that all put back together yesterday.

There are a couple more fiddly things to sort out,  but I'm basically done in there.

Er,  I guess that's about it.

Hope you're enjoying your "Family Day",  and for those of you south of the 49th,  Happy President's Day!
I think I prefer the family angle over the other one to be honest.

Keep your stick on the ice.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Nice to see you keeping yourself busy with home improvements. We had Family Day here in California with some of our RV family. Just because we can EH?

  2. Nice paint job. I only hire out painting, it's more difficult than it looks and I've learned my ability is not good enough. We have Canadian relatives that visits the Jersey shore in the summer. They goes into the water a good two weeks before anyone else is able to.

  3. Helped make Perogies for Fundraisers years ago. Now I prefer helping to clean them off my plate.
    Getting all your Projects finished before Springtime might give you more time on the boat this Summer.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. The colours are great. And me too prefer the family variety kinda day, especially now that President Day turned into "Not my president day".

  5. Always busy around the house. Perogies I ate once at a church dinner, while we lived in Cold Lake AB. Quite good but too much work to make them at home and the bought ones cannot compete at all. - I could use a few receptacles more a well, and moved to the right places. Oh well. Snow is melting rapidly that is the main thing. The shovelling is getting too hard these days.


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I guess I'll just have to do without that Gucci purse.