things are coming together

July 22, 2022

my thoughts for today

I am managing to stay relatively cool during the heatwave, and I brought up my antique clawfoot table from the basement.

Staying cool…

It’s been a little bit of a challenge staying cool. It has been hot for three days now, barely cooling off at night. Looking at the photo, I should probably close that curtain as well. I close the house up during the day, keep the fans going, and put a tub of ice in front of the box fan. Getting in the pool also helps. It’s too hot to do much of anything, even in the morning, but anything outside of necessity can wait until it cools down. In case you didn’t know, my furnace went down (broke) in 2018, right after I purchased the wood stove. Once that’s payed off, I will be replacing it. AFTER putting a patio out front. Do something I want first, right? What I’d like to do is extend the deck around to the front, minus the roof. But that is a topic for another post.

Anyway…I have a rotation of three blocks of ice. I’ve found that I can’t put tubs in the refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen. The condensation causes the motor to freeze up, so instead I have to put them in the freezer in basement. It’s a pain to have to run up and down the stairs, but I only have to switch out the tubs a couple times a day, so it’s ok.

Earlier this week I brought my clawfoot table back upstairs. It used to be that we would switch out the two tables we have, but it wasn’t working. I don’t know how many times my housemate tried to tip the table over by leaning on it too hard. So, it went in the basement and stayed there for two years. I finally got tired of it being there, so I moved some things around and brought it back upstairs. It doesn’t belong in the basement.

Now, I have a place to work on puzzles again.

I plan on hanging my Tiffany style chandelier over the table, the wallpaper is eventually coming down, and an old, antique gun is going up, probably over the ladder. I was thinking of putting it up over the 2nd amendment flag, but I don’t think that will work. The ladder and ironing board I believe belonged to my great grandmother. Almost everything in the corner nook is an heirloom, having some kind of familial significance. Which means I can’t get rid of it, if I can help it. I know it’s just stuff, but that stuff means something. To both me and my son.

The chair that was in the corner is now in the dining room..

The first photo is the “corner” during this past winter, the second photo is the “corner” now and the third photo is my reading nook. I think I should mention that the coat rack in the second photo is an old floor lamp. At some point I want to rewire them, I have two matching ones, but for now it works as a coat rack. With everything else I have going on or want to do, that project can wait a little bit longer.

So that has been my week, for the most part. How has your week been?

Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!

3 Comments on “things are coming together

  1. We are hot in the dessert here too! Humid, and a few springles here and there. We need some real rain to drench the ground and cool us down. It’s not supposed to be 110 in July! But, Thank God, our AC keeps working!

    • We haven’t had any rain since Tuesday. At least I think it was Tuesday…it was a doozy of a thunderstorm though. With this kind of heat, a pop-up thunderstorm is welcome!

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