Monday, February 16, 2009

My Week Ahead

Other than the fact that I have a stack of papers that need grading (a small stack) this will be an easy teaching week. But we have a house to get ready for new tenants who want to move in on the first, so it will actually also be a crazy week. This is why I can't teach anymore-- not being able to only focus on one thing is impossible for me.

I'll spend today painting a kitchen for someone else. We need to put down tile in that kitchen and also a few other touches throughout the house before it's ready for these new tenants. It's a cute little bungalow style house again-- hardwood floors, nice little touches like killer etched door knobs. Unlike a lot of the houses, these don't appear to have been ruined by being painted. I need to clean them nicely to make sure, but they're so cool! Beautiful real old-growth (it was built in the 30s) pine in the hallway & closets, which we will just finish off in polyurethane and enjoy the natural look of the wood.

Anyway. It just makes for a very busy life-- constantly remodeling houses + trying to keep up with my own + other duties/jobs hobbies. I'm not complaining. It's fun to do-- I like fixing up these old historic houses. Trying to make it so the touches aren't weirdly ahistoric but still look nice-- like in one house we looked at that had ultra modern looking tile in one area-- looked SO off.

Now to teach "A Raisin in the Sun", which seems oddly appropriate to this day.


Pearl said...

nice when renovations have been minimal. we went to look at one old place where one room was gutted per decade and then not touched again. bit off/odd.