The project list had to wait after a recent surgery created quite a bit of painful discomfort for 2 weeks. It felt great to be able to move again. And a perfect weekend to be productive.
A French Toast breakfast started the day at 6am. Got emails out of the way. Then started 3 loads of laundry. That's simple, push the button and go do other things. Come back later, and the clothes are clean. Did miss the opportunity to hang some things outside to solar dry. Had prepainted the ceiling trim for the basement project, so got that nailed up. Now to measure the baseboard trim. Have had some of that lying around for 10 years! What luck, there was enough to do the entire room. 2 walls will have the trim painted, 2 walls need it stained. Got it all cut. Primed some, which dries fasts. Stained the others. Then slopped the first coat of paint over the primed ones. Using the jigsaw, I fabricated 2 circular pieces of wood to slip over some old pipes sticking out of the wall and cover the holes in the drywall. I always seem to cut holes for things either too big, or in the wrong place. Looks better than globs of caulk.
Gobbled a sandwich on the run. Time for a break from the basement, fair weather outside. Decided to take down screens and put up the few winter windows. Best to try and keep that 40 degree weather outside the house. We had 2 days of 50mph winds this week, and crap was blown all over the back yard, so straightend that out. It also created a game of pick-up-sticks with branches lying around. Got those picked up. And, a mountain of those pretty fall leaves. Drag out the rake for the first cleaning. Great, wet leaves ......UGH. That took more time & effort than expected. We just rake leaves out to the street in piles. The city comes around with a big vacuum truck and sucks them up. With cold weather, went ahead and picked the remaining green tomatoes, then pulled up the plants. Another sad chore of the season to see everything dying.
Better stop and go shopping. Picked out the paint for the basement floor at the home center. And a few munchie items on sale at the food store. New sales start on Sundays here. Already had Italian Beef made for supper sandwich. But had time, so went ahead and cooked Sundays meal. Fresh local made real Kielbasa ..... not that awful kind in an Eckrich package. Cooked up sweet sour cabbage (not sauerkraut), them mix in the sausage. Actually better when it sits a day, for the flavors to blend together. And plenty for a few days work lunches.
Only 4:30, and I have been itching to get that pan of Baklava made. But at this point, Happy Hour sounded like more fun. Let's call it a day.