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!)