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Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Pile Keeps Growing!

OK. The second closet is doubled in depth.  Now Tessie can hang things in both closets...

I still have to install hanging rods in the second one. I may have to change the one in the first closet.  The hanging thingies for the end of the rods won't match and heaven forbid that I don't make everything match in this room.  Tessie would have conniption fits! I have always heard that term, but I don't think that I have ever seen anybody have a conniption fit.

Maybe I should make them not match on purpose.  Then we could watch whilst Tessie has a conniption fit.  That might be fun.... Or not....

Anyway, so far, I am thinking that it might be a bad idea.  Tessie's regular fits are something to behold... A conniption one would be a bit scary to say the least....

Tessie is keeping the material for the rug, walls and soft furnishings close.  I imagine that she will be hanging over my shoulder shouting orders all day tomorrow.

She wants this project done NOW!

My next question is... Is she going to help organize the space or does she expect me to do it all.  I know that if I do, she will just be in there an hour later rearranging everything.

 This is most of what she wants to include.... Not counting about a dozen pair of shoes that she has never worn and handbags that she doesn't carry.

Maybe I can just get away with locking her in the room with all of the stuff that she wants to store in there.

I say store, because she never wears anything but the aprons and a couple of hats.

We shall see who gets stuck with the final job. I will put it in and then walk away.  Let's see what she does with it after I leave.

I am going back to work now.  See you tomorrow.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Things Are Multiplying.....

When I left for Wednesday Witches this afternoon, the Terrible Two were sitting around relaxing...

I left, knowing that they would probably be making plans behind my back... I went anyway. I figured that there was nothing I could do about it...

When I got back, I started checking things. Same number of hangers lying around on the floor... but... There were a few new hats, purses and other items scattered around in the basket...
Tessie had added her favorite pointy hat and a few other items... Including a new pair of blue high button shoes.  A couple more aprons. And another hat... Not pointy. That was in the pile on the roof.

This is getting serious! She has also thrown in a few more hats and all of the shoes that she had in the closet in the townhouse. 
This is going too far.  She says that she needs a small refrigerator to store her bug beer, wicked wine and some fruit.

I think that it is about time for her to quit hunting.  She has enough gear for three people and a dog... Not to mention the alligator.

I am going to tell her to hold on until we get the things that she has already collected in the closet.  If there are any holes left on the shelves, she can search some more.  For now we have more than enough.  No annex on this closet! No way! No how! 

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Missing Pieces...

OK. I got the second closet rack torn apart and enlarged...

I still need to put in the rod and paint a lot of spots where I took out shelves and put in extra pieces. I will do that part tomorrow before I go to Wednesday Witches.
And what are Tessie and Zar doing to keep busy?

They are sitting where they were yesterday at this time.  Discussing what I have to do. GRRR...

Tessie is now demanding a pink ladder to get to the top of the shelves. To quote her, "It must be pink to match the rug and the chair that you are going to build me for the corner...

I am NOT going to build her a new chair.  She is sitting in a pink chair as we speak! And it matches the rug!

Zar, on the other hand has a legitimate complaint. His house is missing some pieces. 

To be specific, there are a LOT of roof pieces that are nowhere to be found.  I may have to resort to designing a new roof!

I remember, at one point I was planning on having a skylight over the top part of the stairs. I can't even find the door that I was going to make that with.

I have a feeling that I am going to have to take time off and finish cleaning the workroom.  The missing pieces have to be in there somewhere.

Here we go again... Thursday. Workroom here I come! See you tomorrow.

Monday, May 21, 2018

I Was Right!

I love it when I get to say "I told you so!"

I told you so!!! Tessie had the boards marked and the bottom shelves torn out of the second closet space this morning!

Here we go!

We went to see "Deadpool 2" this morning. Fun movie. When we got back she expected me to start making the unit deeper... Not happening today.


She has the material gathered up for the rest of the room and wants everything done NOW.

Not going to happen! Walter and I watched a couple of episodes of Supernatural and then an interview with Robert Plant of Led Zeplin. Very interesting person.

So.  No minis for the afternoon. 


Zar is lobbying for more things to be done to his Clockwork Cottage.  So I have orders coming at me from both directions. 

He's not getting anything done either.

Tessie hit me with another surprise request... She wants more feets. Her term.  Not mine. 

She found a pair of high button shoes.  Now she needs feets that will fit inside those.  Her big barefoot feet won't fit. This should be interesting.  I wonder how long the new feet are going to last.  I am betting on less than an hour.  Then she is going to go back to bare-feets.

I can't imagine her actually wearing shoes of any kind, let alone high button shoes.  She hates anything on her feets.

I will bet on less than an hour, but I will go ahead and make feet to her orders.

Wish me luck. Back to work. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

My (so called) Day Off...

The Terrible Two kindly told me that I could have Sunday off... If I worked on cleaning the workroom.

Oh! Goodie!!!!

They have been sitting in the unfinished dressing room chatting all day!
 I have been working my fingers to the bone... And what do I get?  Yup. Bony Fingers...

Anyway, I am making some progress.  If they let me have about eight more Sundays off...And I don't do anything but clean in the workroom, I might get it about half done.

I am making progress, but it is two steps forward and a whole bunch of steps back!

I changed the table that was in front of the desk and put the shelves back on it.  Now I have a place for more of the larger beads that went nowhere in the workroom.

At least I am keeping the bead cabinet straight.. Pretty much.  If I don't do any beading until I get the workroom finished, I will be doing OK.  No guarantees on that promise.
I am getting closer to the door... Maybe I will sneak away when nobody is watching and go do something else.

I'm Very Bored!!!

I want to play something else now!






The closet is pretty much staying clean... So far.

Now if I don't start any new projects, it will stay clean for a while...

The Terrible Two are having lots of fun...

Me? Not so much.  I wonder if they might let me off for a couple of weeks to work on this project? I might just make some progress with more time...

Back to work!  See you tomorrow.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Squeezing Things In....

I no sooner put the first closet in the dressing room and Tessie started hanging things on the rod...
I hate to say it, but I think that she has a problem... And I am the one that is going to have to solve it.

See the pile on top from yesterday or the day before?

All of that and a lot more is going to have to fit in here.

When Tessie got up this morning, I already had one of the shelf units painted.

She looked at me and asked, "Where'd you find the paint..."

I answered honestly.  It was where Zar hid it yesterday... "Under the bed, left side at the foot."
NO more questions asked. 

I am afraid that the next question will be, "Can you remove the two bottom shelves in the other unit and double the depth.  I need more space to hang things."

I wouldn't worry, but then I look up at the pile on top and think that that is going to be the next question.

No question about it.  I may as well go get the hammer and start removing shelves...
Look at this mess!!!

Somebody find me a laundry basket.  Maybe I can talk her into using my method of cleaning and throw about half of the pile in the garbage!

Oh well. We all know that isn't going to work.

Somebody go fetch me the hammer and a closet rod.

Back to work. See you tomorrow!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Everything That Needs Fixin'....

This morning, Tessie hit me with "Some of my clothes need repairs..."

She tells me at this late date that some of the clothes that are to go in her dressing room need repairs?  Yup!

She then got up out of the chair and started dragging things to the roof.
I heard between the second and third trip.  "Zar, you have to help me! Where's the bottle of Antique White paint that Casey just bought?  Quick! Grab it and hide it someplace!"

Then she announced loudly to me.  "When you finish the repairs, you will get your Antique White paint back!".

I don't know what the advantage is in hiding the paint.  I will still have to fix all of her rips and holes before I can hang them up anyway.
Then she ran for another load of clothes to take up to the roof...

She stopped and whispered to Zar on the way back...
She made me stand there while she tried on the aprons and other things one at a time. 

I had to inspect each piece for any kind of damage.  At least four or five need something done to them.

Then she announced loudly.  When you finish the repairs, you will get your Antique White paint back!

Little does she know that I was standing behind the door watching when Zar shoved the paint under the bed. I am not worried about retrieving it.  I can get it any time I want to use it.  Let's see her stop me!!!

Back to assessing damages now.  See you tomorrow.