What Happens when a Cloud Enters your House?
We live in a cloud forest and the weather is normally between 65 and 85 degrees everyday. With such perfect temperatures, we leave windows open a lot. While we were at the beach one day, apparently one of the cloud forest clouds came and entered through the windows. The cloud was stuck in the house and when we returned home, it looked like all of our walls had been weeping all day! The walls were all painted with a flat sheen and there was no fixing the streaks/tears all over the house.
So, it is time to paint the inside of the house. By the way, I really - really hate painting! Thankfully, when we had company a week ago, Terri got me started and went with me to pick out new paint and she actually painted the bathroom and one living room wall. I know, I am a horrible person to let her do that while she was on vacation, but it did get the project started. :)
I ended up buying a washable, light grey paint with an eggshell sheen, that would lighten the room up and be neutral enough to go with anything. However, as we were painting, it appeared to be closer to a white. My husband and son walked in and said, "So you are painting it white?" Sigh... But that got us thinking that we might be able to paint the ceiling at the same time.....Yeah...no such luck. Below are a few of the pictures where you can see how it looked white to start with and how hard it was to cover up the weeping from the walls and in the last picture you can see that the wall is painted and the part on the ceiling looks brownish...How can the ceiling and wall look so different with the same paint??!!!! I really hate painting!!!!
In the meantime, my husband decided to refinish the front door, which now looks better than my paint job!
We took a break on Sunday and my husband and son played a few games of Nerf Wars. Which is serious business in our house. There is picking out the weapons, putting on the perfect mods and loading everything, before any ground rules are even discussed. :) Good times!
Bug of the Week
Sometimes you have to look very carefully to actually see all of the different kinds of life around you. This one is not a pretty one, but a very cleverly disguised spider. It looks like a piece of dead grass stuck on some stucco. Then when he is ready to eat a bug, you can actually see what it is. :) (If the birds and butterflies did not fly so fast, I would be taking more pictures of them, because they are way cooler than the bugs!)
This month has been very busy. As the kids are getting out of school for the summer in the States, here we just finished the first trimester and my son had his equivalent to Spring Break. We both went to the States and caught up on restaurants and junk food that is not readily found near us. Sonic, Krispy Creme and a juicy steak were on the top of my list! I spent time with one of my dearest and closest friends, which was wonderful and caught up on my Amazon shopping while I was there.
After the break, we came home and enjoyed a week of company from a couple of friends who live in Texas. We had fun going to the beach, the hotsprings/river and hanging out trying different restaurants.
We found a coconut at the beach and brought it back home. After a youtube video on how to quickly open a coconut, my husband opened it up. He is getting more handy with a machete every day! We had our friend, Terri, try the fresh coconut water. She was a great sport!
After a short hike to the hotsprings, Rick and I took a dip in one of the hot pools, while Terry and Terri enjoyed the cooler river.
We have officially made Terry a Coffee Picker Trainee. He received his shirt and we figure that in 6 or so short years, he may move up. :)
Having company was great and my dogs were totally spoiled by all of the attention they were getting, but now it is quiet here and time to get back to work. :(
Bug for the month
Terry found this caterpillar for me to feature this month. The pictures are a little blurry, but the thing was constantly moving! I bet it would be good for fly fishing...haha. The caterpillar is lucky that we don't fish and was just relocated to a different area.