Preparing a craft room

@ElicBxn (60894)
United States
July 22, 2015 11:38am CST
So, now that we've evicted that bad, childish, brat of a roommate, I'm going to turn her room into a beading room. I have, literally, over a hundred pieces of jewelry that I have made, that I want to sell. Now, when she moved in we painted the room green with yellow (gold) trim. That has got to go! I need white to make sure my colors are good. So, today I watched a vid on Martha Stewart's site about painting... Well, I'm not going to "cut in" with a brush... there are some GREAT cutting in tools out there. Honestly, the trim is going to be white too, so I'm not really too worried about getting paint on the trim, or the ceiling, since its already white... well, mostly white... Now, I just need to buy the paint, those tools, a few brushes - for the trim - and a paint roller, since I have no idea what the roomie's nephew has done with the other ones. I do have a nice paint tray and liners. But, today is cat box day, and so I'm going to be working on that! Tomorrow I need to go to the Social Security office and see what I need to do to start getting social security at 62 (less than 5 months from now!) I hope you guys are not too busy, getting hurt doing stuff, I'll probably be in pain by the weekend!
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@PhredWreck (6051)
22 Jul 15
Watch out fer them there paint fumes, yer cats will start talkin' to ya if ya ain't careful. Talking about pain, looks like I'm gonna have to get a brace for my elbow, been having trouble with it for several weeks and work is about killin' me...this aging stuff bites...of course, it's better than the alternative.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
22 Jul 15
@PhredWreck - I've got to have minor surgery on my right thumb. I'm having a very painful, but not as painful as the left thumb last year, trigger thumb. I had a steroid shot last summer and the doc doesn't do 2 steroid shots! But I can do this... it'll take time, but I can do it!
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22 Jul 15
@mentalward Not sure, have some kind of build-up on a bone there that they can see in an x-ray, my doctor had me tested for gout which came back negative...and then said "If it keeps giving you trouble let us know". I can't seem to make them understand that if I say it hurts, then it HURTS and I am actually in pain and not just whining...ah well, I'll figure something out, 'til then I'll just tell Boss to use earplugs so he don't hear me cursing a bunch
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
22 Jul 15
Howdy! I'm back! I hope your painting job goes smoothly with no hitches. I always run into something or other that slows me down (like bumping my behind against a freshly-painted wall or dropping the paintbrush on carpet) so it's not a chore I look forward to, although I'll have my share of painting soon.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
23 Jul 15
@mentalward - well, one thing on my side is that there IS no carpet to get paint on, no carpet in the house at all! I've also done pretty well to avoid close encounters with painted walls.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Jul 15
Hi Elic - my first thing to do as I check out myLot. I do all my projects in the living room at the dining table. It's at the centre of everything and works best for me.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
23 Jul 15
Well, I have 6 cats that can get in the front room with me, and with cats in the room its rather hard to do beading projects... they are a bit tooooooo much help!
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
25 Jul 15
@ElicBxn Gosh, that's 6 times the problem I have. He likes to get up close and personal at several times of the day and it can be such a pain as you must know yourself.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
25 Jul 15
@MsTickle and that's only the six that get in the front room, doesn't count the rest that run in if they see the door open!
• China
23 Jul 15
Nice to see you here !Since I have problem with logging in Bubblews ,I haven't read your posts there for ages ,so I know nothing about evicting the roommate .
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
23 Jul 15
She didn't think she should do housework, she would start fights just for the "fun" of it, at first she would suddenly decide that she needed to go to the ER. We did break her of that habit. Told her that neither of the things she went for were things that HAD to go to the ER. So, we don't have her in our home anymore and she's back being a brat with another member of her family.
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• China
24 Jul 15
@ElicBxn Oh ,I see.She seems to be moody and difficult !
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
24 Jul 15
@changjiangzhibin89 - not moody, but very difficult. She hadn't been here a week and she was on the phone with some friend lying about the house. She hadn't been in her new place when she was on the phone to her uncle lying about her cousin. And she was lying about him because he was making her do the work of unpacking. He had been over there for 4 or 5 hours every day, but he wasn't doing it for her.
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@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
12 Aug 15
hmmmm, green with gold trim.. I think I'd have to change that too! Have fun with the beading! Sounds like you are doing a good job with them! Hope you find a good outlet for selling.. Etsy? maybe.. Or ebay?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
12 Aug 15
So far, no. I have put things up at the Old Bakery and Emporium here in Austin. and I've done a few craft shows.
The Old Bakery & Emporium is a historic building located in Downtown Austin.  The Bakery operates as a Consignment Shop, Visitor Information Center, Art Gallery exhibiting local artists 50 or better and houses a museum, the Lundberg-Maerki Historical Colle
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• United States
12 Aug 15
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@marguicha (104138)
• Chile
16 Aug 15
I´m so happy to see you again, friend! I´m sure that all will be fine. Maybe you should take some pictures about before and after to show us. Remember about taking breaks once in a while.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
17 Aug 15
Always good to see you. Are you going to be posting pix of your trip soon?
@GardenGerty (104298)
• United States
25 Jul 15
I never know where my painting tools are, I hope that improves when we move. We will have a big shop/shed
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
25 Jul 15
I hardly know where anything is its seemes
@allknowing (70895)
• India
25 Jul 15
No gain without pain - so they say. Hope you will gain a lot by this activity.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
25 Jul 15
I can only say that being rid of that roommate has really improved the household!
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@cupkitties (7561)
• United States
22 Jul 15
Good luck with your project. As you're fixing the room up just think you are getting rid of the bratty roommate vibes. Hopefully it'll take your mind off any pain.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
22 Jul 15
Oh, believe me, the house is already so much calmer without her. Knowing that she won't be coming through that door and starting a fight for "stimulation."
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