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, finishing drywall sucks. It is slow and messy, and because this is Slav’s first time doing drywall, it is slower and messier. I wish I could hire it out – but we have just a few seams so no professional will take such a small job.
We would have finished it by now, but Slav found black stuff in our drywall compound and it turned out to be mold. Yes, that drywall compound we bought was contaminated with mold. 🙁 So instead of having the wall ready to paint this weekend, we are chipping everything off and restart.
I have to admit, when Slav told me that he decided to restart I was like 99% lost it. It has been two weeks since Slav started finishing these nine seams, 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 remain white. And I want to use a subtle pink color in the bedroom:
I like the slightly purple/lavender one on the top. We have lots of grey and blue in the bedroom and this color speaks to them. It also looks good in the closet:
All the trims will go Ultra Pure White by Behr in semi-gloss. And ceilings will be covered by SW’s Extra White in flat. We might use SW Extra White on the walls too, just in eggshell. Now we just need these damn drywall to be finished.
I know there is light at the end of the tunnel. I just can’t see it yet.