The project I started yesterday was finished today with some annual plants, replanted from the planters that stood in front of my house before. Of course, I’ve watered and fertilized them 🌺 🌱 🏠
I don’t have a front garden, so I made one. I call it a micro garden. My cat Maahir seems to enjoy it 🌸🐱🏠
After having boiled water in a kettle on a gas stove for over 60 years, I finally was able to afford an electric kettle at half price. Instead of minutes it now takes seconds to boil water for a cuppa tea. Obviously better for the environment and my monthly budget, a win-win ♻️🏠
Photo. Building something from wood I had lying around from a project that was never realized in my former home. 🪵👷♂️🏠
It looks like spring in winter.
In other news… We had a storm yesterday, Eunice. My little house creaked and moaned, but it survived. Little damage to my belongings, since I don’t have much. 🏠
And my dresser is assembled, in around three hours. Very pleased with myself, and the result, of course 😍 Again, such a good find last Monday, after almost giving up the furniture hunt. 🏠
32 pages for assembling a dresser seems daunting to me, having little experience with turning flatpacks into furniture. However, I’m low on funds, so paying someone else to do it must wait a month. Alternatively, I do it myself, today… 😱 That didn’t go well the previous time 😔 🏠
Went hunting for a dresser with my sister, and I found a bargain which appealed to me. Only problem, it came as two flat packs, and Maahir 🐱 eats cardboard “for breakfast.” So I had to roll them into a blanket for now, until I can pay someone to put them together into a dresser. 🏠
Another “home invasion.” This time by carpenters, to repair the damage done by the roof workers. 🏠
I did my longest RWR 🏃 since a long time, and part of it on new (to me) terrain. Of course, I got lost, a bit, so the expected 16 km became 17 km, and I’m dealing with itches from brambles and nettles I encountered on a rarely used path. 🍀 it started to 🌧 after I was back 🏠
My house has been invaded by two groups of workers at the same time. 🏠
And here’s my 24 x 24 pixel art IRL (6 cm x 6 cm, 4 mm² per pixel mosaic brick). 🏠🎨
Here’s a concept of how a piece of pixel art could brighten up a boring bathroom door. The materials for creating said art have yet to arrive, and the door still needs a layer of paint. Well, one can dream of the result, can’t one? 🏠🎨
Couldn’t find a 32 x 32 baseplate for pixel art with beads, but I did find a 24 x 24 baseplate. So I adjusted my design for the bathroom door. 🏠🎨
Wanted a decoration for my bathroom door, but the only things I could find was either from a sketchy company (possibly a swindler on Amazon.nl) or from far away (high shipping costs). So I guess I’ll have to craft my own, from beads. 🎨🏠
I’m happy with my tiny town garden. When I came here, the previous renter had left it in a poor state. I think it’s quite an improvement. They used it as a rubbish dump, for burying larger items of trash. I dug up 240 liters or so, replaced it with garden soil. 🏠🌸
🏠 Someone had painted the wooden door frame of my bathroom with wall paint 🤪 So it needs two layers of paint primer. I couldn’t sand off the wall paint, since I don’t know how remove the door, and, more importantly, how to properly put it back into the frame.
Went shopping for 🏠 improvement. Some paint and primer, degreaser, lacquer roller and brush, tape, system to catch the mail from mashing cat teeth. Not much, still 160 euros 😣
The roof workers are done for today. They left a mess from removing the cantilever window. They’ll clean up as soon as they’re done, which can be in a few days. So I cleaned it up a bit, so my cats won’t hurt themselves on sharp wood nor rusty nails, or roll in the dirt. 🏠
Renovation 🏠 Tiles on back roof removed, including the cantilever window. It’s a mess inside, so it’s good the workers protected my carpet with plastic canvas.
Day one of my home 🏠 improvement project started with a visit per Dutch city bike 🚲 to a local home improvement store, called Praxis. I only bought what I needed, and still I spent more 💰 than on weekly grocery shopping for one person.
PS more and even more on my other blog.
Question to the community…
A responsible and accountable person doesn’t measure their wealth in Snickers bars. So what budgeting solutions do you recommend for someone who has no clue about (nor experience with) double-entry bookkeeping? 🏠
It snowed last night… It will be molten in a few hours, since it’s above freezing. 🏠