J has today off because he gave blood the other day. Its a compensation day for a good deed I guess. Hmm...when I gave blood in college I never got a day off from classes. But well its nice to have him home so I'm going to put him to work.
Its raining off and on today so its indoor project time. I've been wanting to get the dining room table refinished. I had J tackle it with his sander and no luck on removing the finish. Okay back to the chemical remover I had started with last year on the table.
Its a slow process to be sure and not very environmentally friendly with the amount of paper towels we are going through but the old sticky, cracked varnish is coming off. I was really hoping that the power sander would have done the trick and he would have possible had the first coat of new stain on the table top today.
Now I'm rethinking this whole process I guess its going to take the entire weekend to finish. I'm hopeful that when finished my dining room table, its walnut, will
look beautiful once again. It opens up to 120 inches if I remember
correctly with its three leaves. Yes, I've always wanted the big family
dinners for the holidays at my house. I have the table but no
children. Can't win for trying on that one.
The next two days are supposed to be sunny so while J is working on the table I'm going to go outside and with any luck wash the windows then put the seedlings in the ground.
So yes my life is a bit hum drum right now but its better to have a little less excitement for a change I think.
In the next few weeks some changes will be occurring and hopefully I'll have some news to share as results come in. With any luck J will be able to re-enlist and eventually deploy, though I'd rather he not deploy of course.