Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Very Good News and Ugly Wallpaper ...

First, to the wallpaper issue. It will be next Spring before we can tackle the cosmetic issues here, but I thought some of you would get a giggle (or a nightmare) from the plethora of wallpaper patterns on the walls here.
This is on ONE SIDE of the kitchen

One of the bedrooms


Another bedroom

The OTHER SIDE of the kitchen!

Dining room. Even the switchplates are covered with this!

Living room. Yes, THREE wallpapers. Or two with a border in between.

I warned you, didn't I? Yes, they are hideous, each one a horrible mistake of design and color all by it's self...but together? YEESH!                                                                                                                 
Now...on to the Very Good News:
The Darlin' Man is here. He is finally and totally H.O.M.E.
He had been working for the railroad and staying in Indiana, but after many conversations and some applied mathematics, we came to the conclusion that maintaining two residences (even if his was a rented room) was costing us more than if he came home and didn't have a job. So, he came home. And promptly got a job locally. 
He had never been here. I was the one that picked out the property and the house, that figured out which town we wanted to be close to, etc.
He loves it here!
I am so glad he does, too! 
We are joining the Grange, he already has a library card, we went to a Town Hall meeting, he has met the neighbors, gone downtown and checked out the stores (we only have a dozen or so) and checked out the surrounding countryside. He can't believe there are still small towns like this. He says "It is how living is supposed to be!"
He is right. 
So what if the internet is slow and some parts of the county are so remote rumor says they have to pipe in sunshine?! People wave, they stop by just to talk about the weather and who got the best hay crop this year and do you think the river will flood next spring.....the big news in the paper is the chili cook off, a 5k run and a local parade. The police report in the paper says one person got a speeding ticket and a couple got in an argument on the other side of town and the cops were called. (That was for a whole week!)
We both love it here and we both are happy. 
I'll try to post more often, now that the internet is running semi-okay.


  1. Wonderful news - your village / town sounds perfect :)

    Aa for that wallpaper - WHAT were the previous owners thinking...? LOL

  2. Thank you for your comment. There must have been a sale on your living room paper, because that's what I had to strip off these walls when we bought the house. Next was the "voodoo" paper in the bedroom. By the time I made it to the kitchen walls, I was sick and tired of wallpaper. I had an idea and just spackled over it, (leaving marks and ridges from my trowel ON PURPOSE) painted it, and it looks just like Venetian plaster and I love it. Try the spackle. It's cheap. It works, and it's very pretty when finished.

    1. Oooooohhh...I like that idea! Venetian plaster look...nice! I am going to have to try that! Also... "voodoo" wallpaper? I am almost afraid to ask what it looked like!

    2. You don't have to ask. I'll tell ya!! The neighbors called it "Nightmare paper" but the lady who lived here before, was an Indian Doctor and the wallpaper was NAVY BLUE, BURGUNDY, HUNTER GREEN, and BLACK!!! ON THE BEDROOM WALLS!

      And it wouldn't come down!! She had to have put it up using liquid nails. Enter: my venetian plaster idea and light butter-cream paint.

    3. Ewwwwwwwwwww....that sounds gawdawful! venetian plaster and butter-cream paint sounds infinitely more attractive!. I probably would have bulldozed it and called it a day!

  3. congrats to your man for being home and finding work. congrats on your move. now you can keep each other warm this winter! ha ha ha happy snuggling.....

  4. Good to hear from you & glad that the husband his home!
    As for the wallpaper......Pilsbury Dough Boy....seriously?!?

  5. I actually like the dough boy wallpaper, if it were a border at the top of the room, lol, & not with that hideous Christmas wallpaper. Wow but the folks who owned that place were color blind. On the upside, once you get things your way it will look like a brand new home.
    It's wonderful that he is home for good, & that he loves it there as much as you do. Wishing the very best for both of you. <3

  6. The good news about ugly wallpaper is that it can be removed. Our last house (4 bedroom), family room, dining room, kitchen and kitchen eating area had wallpaper in EVERY room. Two rooms the wallpaper was on the ceiling also. UGH! Took months and months of work but I got it all off. NO more homes with wallpaper after that episode.


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