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You know, like ElastaGirl, except my super power is wielding a spackle knife. I suppose it would be more correct to say Spackle Woman, but it just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

So, the hallway progresses. The wallpaper is completely gone, as is the glue residue. The walls are spackled and the oddly placed wall sconce has been removed. It’s a low-tech process, with no real shortcuts thanks to the paper/paint combo. It will be worth it, though.

Today’s fun task will be stripping paint off the original brass door hardware. I’ve done this in some other rooms, to I know that this knob is going to go from this:


to this:


Much better, yes? Normally I’m not a brass person but I’m making the most of what I have, and this old hardware is definitely worth keeping.

In other news, it is sweltering July here. My day lilies have loved it, though. We bought these while on our honeymoon and they’ve survived three moves and a winter in pots in a basement. I like to think this says something beyond the fact that we bought hardy flowers.

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July is also a good time to visit Drumlin Farm, despite the heat. The baby animals aren’t so little anymore but they’re pretty funny. These young goats like to climb the rocks in their meadow but have a tendency to then fall on their rears. Miss R laughed and laughed….and then fed them grass from the fence edge. The goats licked her fingers.

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