Monday, April 18, 2011

Productive, But Not As Expected

The last three days have been both very productive, but my spring break plans have gone woosh right out of the second story window.

On Saturday, I worked all day long.  I used a coconut I picked up last week to have some coconut water, make coconut milk, and make some dessicated coconut meat.  Yum!  I fed my sourdough starter, and I am researching recipes for sourdough breads.  I started peas and lentils soaking for Curried Lentil Soup.  I made crispy pecans from Nourishing Traditions that are oh-so-tasty!  *B* made paneer, and I saved up a TON of leftover whey.  With the whey, I made whey biscuits to pop in the freezer.

Yesterday, my little brother was inducted into an honor society, of which I am a member.  It was a long drive - two hours each way - but it was good to spend time with him and his girlfriend.  I'm very proud :o)

Today was the day that everything was supposed to happen.  My mom was to come over at 8 am, we'd patch some joint tape that stripped away from a wall and repaint most of my bedroom.  We needed to power wash some chairs, and paint a metal table I had outside.  A lunch of fried oysters was our treat. 

Well, she got there at 9, but we weren't too bad off.  When she cut the tape off of the wall and removed our electric heater, there was black mold on the wall.  We went onto a website of which she knew, ServiceMagic, and looked up people to get estimates to fix the problem.  Within two hours, we had someone at my house!  While we were waiting for them, we did get the table painted and the oysters fried and eaten.  Yum :o)  I also managed to finish making the curried lentil soup I started two days before. 

So the company came over.  It turns out that there was a problem with the siding where the windows meet it, which had allowed water to enter the house.  Though I have another company coming for an estimate in, oh, about 15 minutes, it seems like we're going to have to tear out our carpet, cut out the wallboard under the window, remove the trim, and scrub and encapsulate the floor and studs.

So I've taken two things off my list (table and soup), postponed one (painting), and added dozens of more things that I need to do this week.  When spring break is over, I'm gonna need a vacation!

1 comment:

  1. Yuck! So sorry you found mold! Ah, the joys of being a homeowner . . .

    On the bright side, your food sounds fabulous!