Spring is finally here in the ranch house. In what seems to be overnight, our crab apple tree put out thousand of flowers:
The weather is still too cold to plant vegetable gardens, but it is warm enough for perennials:
I selected these sweet white flowers for the spot under the crab apple tree, and paired with them with some color:
We also planted rosemary and lavender around the mailbox.
The plants might be small, but I trust them to fill in nicely with refreshing aroma and green foliage in a few years:
Just to remind you, this is the same spot last year when we moved in:
We removed all the weeds and transplanted roses from the front flower bed.
And one of these roses survived. Its new leaves just peeked out of the mulch.
Our indoor plants are also all happy and growing well:
I am propagating some succulents I brought back from Southern California, hoping to use them as ground cover someday.
Spring also means allergy. And I am hit. Flu-like symptoms kept me down, and drywall work inside does not help either.
It has been over a month since we hung the drywall. So it is nice to finally get them finished. However, the actual work sucks. It is so slow and messy, and because this is Slav’s first time doing drywall, it is slower and messier. I wish we had hired it out – but with just a few seams no professional will take such a small job.
We would have had all the drywall patches finished it by now, but Slav found black stuff in our drywall compound and it turned out to be mold. Yes, the drywall compound we bought from the local Home Depot is contaminated with mold. 🙁 So instead of having the walls ready to paint, we are chipping and sanding everything off (with masks) and restart.
I have to admit, when Slav told me that he had to restart, I lost it. It has been two weeks since the mudding and sanding started, and now we are back to the starting line. To pick myself up in the midst of this conundrum, I started choosing paint colors.
The living room and office will stay white, just a brighter white. Our bedroom is more closed off from rest of the space. I am thinking about want to use a subtle pink color here:
I like the slightly purple/lavender one on the top. We have lots of grey and a blue painting in the bedroom and this color speaks to them. It also looks good in the closet:
I know there is light at the end of the tunnel. I just need to see it.