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Yes, there are really walnut trees on Walnut Avenue. I snapped this photo in late July. It will be harvest time for walnuts before you know it.
Mr. SP and I spent the day helping Mama on Saturday. He installed closet rods in three closets that my mom had constructed earlier this year and worked on a repair in the bathroom.
Mama and I spent the day cleaning. After the floors were sanded the first time she didn’t think that they were smooth enough, so she started over and did them all again. Sanding floors makes a terrible mess. Sawdust sticks to every possible surface. We were able to clean one bedroom top to bottom, most of the hall, and we finished a second bedroom minus the floor. I had no idea that cleaning would take so long.
Mama has removed every piece of shoe molding in the house, stripped it, and then put it back into place. Look how nice her floors look. She’ll soon be ready to stain and seal them.
The family room paint job is nearly complete. A few spots still need repair and then a paint touch-up.
After a day of hard work, we went to a favorite local ice cream place for a treat. The ice cream is made daily and is really good!
Mama is taking care of her friend’s bird while she is in Florida. “Pepe” was quite active on Saturday and made all kinds of noises. I liked talking to her but I feel really sorry for an animal that has to spend its life in a cage. “Pepe” doesn’t say any words but she definitely responds when spoken to.
Mama is getting closer and closer to being able to move out of her basement and into the upstairs. The first night that she gets to sleep in a bed again instead of on a sofa is probably going to be the best sleep of her life!