Y'all are so sweet! First, there are no dead rodents in the dryer vent. Yay! Oatmeal Head lay on the ground with a flashlight and stared into the duct. He saw that the vent angles sharply up, which is where my brush was getting stuck. So I'm taking myself off the substitute roster today and tackling that vent, because gosh darn it! No stinkin' duct work is gonna out smart me!
Second, foot soaking is highly under rated. It rocks!
Third, the cows have been FOUND! Fred and Bessie showed up at Dlyn's yesterday! Lori alerted me to their presence there, so I need her address to send an autographed picture of Fred and Bessie. Thank you, Lori! But Dlyn seems to be having a tough time getting them into the house. It's almost like they've gone wild after a week of wandering north and east.
Fourth, I went outside last night after posting and took a look at the black mold. The bleach seems to have done its work, at least in part. I watched as I sprayed, black streams running down the side of the house. Now that it has dried up some, there's a lot less mold. The Hunny, with all our help, covered the back side of the house with black plastic, using roofing nails. I'll try and get some pictures when it's good and light outside. And when the plastic comes off and siding goes on, I'll spray it with bleach again.
Now as to the wall - here's the picture of the whole wall:
As you can probably see, there's a little section in the far corner which is not textured. Yes, the Hunny came home and stared at the wall, shook his head and asked what I'd done. He knows better than to push too hard on that. But I did get bored and really screw up near the blue tape. The wainscoting will go below the blue tape.
And here's a smaller section of the wall, where texture meets scribble, so you can see the detail of what I've been doing:
See? See what I've been covering up? Ew. And I need y'all's opinion. I'm thinking of taking my trusty putty knife and knocking off all the sharp, pointy parts of the texture. What do you think?
I can't prime until I finish the texture. Which might be June or July. Heh. Yeah. That's the way I roll.
I'll be catching up on everyone's blogs soon. I miss you guys!
Until I write again ...