More Pink Goes Away

It's kind of unbearable to be at the house right now because Woody's crew is hard at work stripping paint. They were in what I still think of as the back bedroom, aka Bedroom 2, which has the worst air circulation because it only has one window. You can see they stripped the pink paint off the bedroom door, and were at work on the woodwork and closet door.

Stripping paint in the bedroom

They've set up a bunch of fans and have windows wide open and it's still pretty horrible to try to breathe in there. At least the windows now open more than ten inches wide, right?

It's kind of amazing to see all that paint just peel off and go away, though. Like exfoliating your house.

And I'm not holding my breath, but Woody also told me he'd work on the back bedrooms starting tomorrow, and they may take as little as a week to complete.

Footprints on the top step

In less exciting or pleasant news, last night some creeper was up on our front porch checking the place out. They left behind boot prints in the epoxy filler on the porch, which kind of ticked Bodhi off (he has to fix that now). Just FYI, if you do come creeping around our house, it is basically bristling with security cameras, so don't do anything you don't want me to see, or that I don't want to see. Also, you may end up tagged with epoxy which is a real pain in the butt to get off your shoes. I suggest just dropping me a line and we can do a real tour. Less messy and you can see more stuff.

posted by ayse on 11/28/18


Just wanted to say I’ve been reading your blog for almost 10 years now. I absolutely love what you’ve done with the place.
If my family and I ever make it back to Alameda . Your house and it’s lovely pink 1970s era paint will be on our list of stopping places. Keep up the great work.

Ugh, creeper.

I am not your creeper but I sometimes wish I could do an actual tour. It's great to see things coming together. The red ceiling is fabulous!

I dream of the day I can open the windows more than a few inches. Sigh. 1920s house, innumerable layers of paint.

Ok, This is exactly why I never leave comments on people’s blogs. I’m not a creeper. I was merely stating that I like the house and what has been done to it.

Jennifer, understood. And if I'm around, I'm pretty much always happy to do tours of the house. And thanks! Hopefully we will get this big project finished up fairly soon and can start really working on other things like getting curtains up and so on.

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