We have a long weekend, well, my husband does. We are trying to pull one of those marathon work weekends because my daughter and her family are coming in one week.
My husband planed barn wood, which we originally thought was white oak, but now are leaning towards the thought that it is poplar. He also carried it back and forth, cutting and trimming it. I merely placed boards and nailed, as well as stuccoed another area in the house. I was plenty tired. I wrote in my journal wishing for as much stamina as my husband.
Coincidentally, last night before falling asleep I was thinking about the beets I forgot I had, and that I should use them today. This morning one of the first things I read that happened to be posted on Facebook was how beets gave you stamina. So, I juiced a beet along with the kale, carrots, apples, cabbage, and celery. We will see if it works.
Today, along with working on the floor I will paint the hallway I stuccoed yesterday. I love the stucco look, which is a very good thing, since we are horrible dry wallers.
I love that we do these projects together. Hopefully, after this we can move to the never ending outdoor work. I also love to mow the lawn, but am not really much on planting, which is my husband’s forte.
If anyone can tell us for sure by looking at the picture what this wood is, please do so.
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It’s very white isn’t it! Not sure that I am qualified to give you a nod that it’s poplar though. My experience with deciduous trees is only as long as our experience living here in Tasmania and prior to that the only deciduous tree I had ever seen were a few old oak trees in the park of my hometown that kept their leaves all year because it didn’t get cold enough to make them shed. If it’s sheer unmittigated stamina you are after try adding some chia seed to your drink. If you don’t like a frogspawn/tapioca look just crush it up and add it and drink it as soon as you add it. It certainly gives you a whole lot of stamina, I can testify to that :). I love that you are working together and that you are changing the face of your home and are customising your environment around you. I can’t wait to see what you do in the garden as well and have a fantastic visit with your family 🙂
I sometimes have chia seeds. The last ones I bought aren’t getting gooey. When I really get energy is after doing yoga.
I haven’t ever tried yoga…might have to start. I was thinking about pilates…what do you think?
Definitely yoga…can’t say enough good stuff about yoga. There are tons of free video’s on here.
I might just take you up on it. About time I channelled all of my excess twitching someplace where it might just find a good exit 😉
I have no idea what kind of wood it is, but it is so beautiful that I had to stop by and tell you so. ❤
Thanks so much, in the process of varnishing now.
I used to do a lot of home improvements. Trying not to spend the money now…since I’m not working. The floor looks like it’s going to be beautiful!
Actually, the cost for both this room and the hallway is possibly about $100. Most of that was paint and varnish and the stucco stuff. The wood was given to us. We wore a saw blade out so that had to be replaced, included in the above. It was mostly just our manual labor. We still need to paint the ceilings, but will do that later, as we don’t have time before my daughter comes in this weekend.
Your floor is going to be gorgeous. I can dry wall but never tried stucco. The only part of drywall I hate is cleaning up after all the sanding.
Drywall is hard because you have to do it so perfectly.