Sunday, November 29, 2009

M-T



back room ready for plywood subfloor, paint and new window screen.

Today is the day that we may finally really start on my plan to renovate the house. We have already bought plywood to start the floor in the back bedroom. Before we do anything else, we have to put in the new 'subfloor' in the back bedroom, take out the wall between the computer room and the living room, take out the kitchen cabinets, and put new subfloor in the computer room and the kitchen. We will have no more computer room. Just one big living room, kitchen area.

George has moved everything out of the back room. We are going to home depot today to get a small sander and paint. Paint for the walls and ceiling in the back room and paint for Aunt Effie's bed I got yesterday at Betty's. It has peeling paint, so I think I will use my bed with Betty's rails, but I am going to sand down Aunt Effie's bed and paint it for Jackie. Betty gave me an extra set of metal bed rails that are for a different type of bed, but Greg the welder can fix them so they fit this bed. Jackie says she wants silver for the bed. I do not agree. I may get both silver and black paint. I think black would look much better on the bed. Her bedroom walls are white, white, white. As in Not Off white but real White.

I am going to start painting the back bedroom. We are going to paint the ceiling also. I hate painting and I am not a very good or careful painter so the back, hidden room is a good place to start. I have thought about other colors, but I think we will just go with off-white for walls and ceiling. I am afraid that I will regret other colors, even very light colors, and I am sure I will be satisfied with off white. I will add color in things that are easily changed without M-T ing the room and painting the whole thing again.

And, Helen, when I get my new kitchen, I may get a mixer like yours for the counter just to make bread. I love making and eating yeast bread and it is one of the easiest impressive things to bake. I keep my flour n the freezer to keep out bugs, but, I try to remember to take it out of the freezer the day before making bread so it will be warm flour, if I can remember to get it out. Sometimes, I warm the bag of flour in the microwave. Remember Mama's big 5 gallon flour tin, and the lard bucket? Remember Mama buying lard in those green and white boxes? Do they still sell lard in boxes?

7 comments:

Sister--Three said...

Syble Garrison stills buys lard in a big tin can. Not as big as those Mom did though. I think she gets it a Bobs in Jasper.

patsy said...

lard is in a white and green plastic bucket here in town. you have to look in the mexcian food isle.the brand was armour then and still is.

The 4th Sister said...

my flour bucket is a 5 gallon pail...I do not buy lard but it does make the best pie crusts...oh well, it would not have helped your last pie....I just ate a cinnamon roll and will probably get sick as a dog but it was good...not as good as Mama's...I now have the oven on self cleaning...

Erin said...

Pat is right lard comes in a bucket. I think i've seen it by the crisco. If you need help I can hire Greg out. What is the difference between lard and shortening?

The 4th Sister said...

lard is 100% pig fat shortning contains more vegetable fats like from corn

Sister--Three said...

Erin, Lard is pig fat. Shortening is made from corn and such.

I think Syble's Lard is in the plastic bucket, but I remember the green and white! Once we were coming up there and I called and asked it she needed anything. She said she was almost out of lard. I bought a thing of lard about the size that we buy a can of crisco. When I saw what she bought...it was much larger than my little thing of lard.

Now they say lard is better for us than shortening.

The 4th Sister said...

Fleta what is M-T