This past week was really pretty great. I did a lot of work here and there, bit by bit on the house here. It is quickly beginning to look better. If you have been following along, you know that I have been working on some home repairs here. I was able to clean out an old unused closet that is fairly sizable. I am working on turning that into an entertainment center and I think it will be looking done and finished in a matter of days. I bought some floor tiles to replace some worn out floor tiles in the kitchen- I did some work on that and I should be getting to more of it soon.
I actually got around to cleaning and sealing the hardwood floors in the hallway and I have plans on getting the rest of the house’s floors sealed as well. It is really a heck of a lot easier than you might think- just pour the runny milky stuff on the floor and move around with a mop- no buckets or mixing needed. I love being able to walk on the clean floor now and I am looking forward to the rest of the house being as done as my half-ly capable self can do. More on that in another post.
I already know what to do about the floors here in the studio, but it will take some time to be able to afford that. I want to get some flooring tiles that look like hardwood floors. But first, I have to find a way to find someone to fix the dang hole in the ceiling here. As it goes, the roof is leaking yet again. It had a good run. The roofer was here about a year ago and repaired and sealed the top of the house, but the snow from this past season made a part of it cave in again. I am not sure about all of what is going on there.
The leak is small, but steady at times. Just a drip or drop every so often, but enough to make me glad that I have not yet repaired the ceiling, potentially leading to the eventual damage from the now leaking roof. Something that was repaired was the concrete and brick on the side of the house. I was able to buy four quart- sized buckets of concrete patch repair that just slops up there on the wall. My sister was kind enough to help me with that. I think she did a good job of it. There may have been leaks due to the missing parts of wall. Even the thing the house was built out of has been falling apart apparently.
I was not able to get any of my picture painting done this week, but I was able to get those three comic strips up on the blog. I hope you are all enjoying my learning process. I know I am. It is all a bit of a process that once I realized didn’t have to happen all at once, I was capable of getting it worked on. I am more than happy with the results-time consuming and draining at times- but well worth it. I have thought about moving so many times, but as it hasn’t happened for years, I decided to make what I had, better, and to get going on my life.
I am plotting and planning my next steps in home recovery. As my home improves, my moods improve, as well as my health- hopefully. I am taking it all as it comes, day by day. I feel often that it is not worth the effort, but once I tell myself that I only have to do it for ten minutes or so, I feel better and jump to it. The resulting results give me enough juice to continue for an hour or two most often. This house was in such utter disrepair, it barely resembled a house. I like the advice that angel expert, Doreen Virtue gives in various locations. Her advice (paraphrased) is that as long as you work on your dreams at least for one hour a day, you will get there eventually. She seems to have been able to create a lot of finished products. Don’t believe me? Just search on Amazon.com for her name, and you will see just about everything imaginable about angels.
Anyhow, that is where I am now. …
In terms of where it is all going: I will try to have those three weekly comic strips up here on the blog this coming week. I will probably take it slow on the other end, but I have had a lot of energy lately so you never know. I am supposed to be helping my father in his garden this weekend, so depending on everything, I may be able to get some more work done on the house. Comic strips take about four or five hours to make if I really attempt to do it professionally. I hope you liked my post yesterday about the difference between comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels.
Things are just getting started here, so stay tuned. I am so happy with my progress today- being able to finish those three oracle card decks and to get to a point with the look of this blog that I am every bit happy about (always room for improvement). Thank you all so much for helping me get to the point where I have over 1000 email followers and over 600 wordpress followers. Thanks also to my twitter and facebook followers as well. I am still trying to get to that finish line, but I’ll take a hurdle jump or two. I know there is never really a finish, but it is all starting to work the way I would think it should.
Tim E. Bush- http://www.timebush.com