Tuesday, July 31, 2007

By Request - Wallpaper Removal

Ok, there are several things one must understand before taking on a project like, removing wallpaper.
1. Patience is a must
2. Things do not always work out the way we think they should.
3. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
4. Understand that when someone starts a project they have never done before, it will always seem hard and it will take a little time to get it going. But once you get the hang of it, you will get faster and better at the task at hand.

Now that the ground rules are out of the way, we can move forward with

How to Remove Wallpaper

1. Get the right Supplies
a. Utility knives can be used to score wallpaper, but use great care to avoid damaging the surface of the wall underneath
b. Scrapers are available in a variety of shapes and types and include broad knives, wallboard knives and paper scrapers
c. Chemicals may be safe to work with, but it’s always a good idea to wear gloves and goggles to protect your hands and eyes

2. What to do
a. If you are going to score the wallpaper, do that 1st
b. Next, follow the directions for DIF
c. Start at the top of the wall and work your way down when applying chemicals
d. Use the scrapper for scrapping off the wall paper
e. Repeat as necessary

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Hive & God's Favor

Last night I was cutting my grass in my front yard. Cutting the grass, cutting the grass. Driving along, driving along. Suddenly I notice that I mowed over a brand new hole in my yard. I took a step back to inspect the hole, and a yellow jacket flies into the hole, then several jackets fly out. I immediately let go of the lawnmower and walk away slowly. It was a Yellow Jacket nest!

I am so blessed that I did not get stung. Not one jacket came at me, I think they were more confused than anything. Also, this nest is less than 10' away from the front door of my house. We have had guests over and they have walked through our yard. My pups have run around the yard. Thus far no one has been stung and all have been protected. Today I am counting my blessings. :-)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Squirrelly Visitor

Little Squirrel Bob wandered into my cube yesterday. He saw George and visited with him for a while. Finally Squirrel left George alone because he said his nut was better than George's ball. Instead of being mean, George just played with his ball and smiled at the Squirrel.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Yeah Yeah...

Ok, so I have a serious blog, but my wacky co-workers use blogger and would be bored at my other blog. Also, I need to add a little spice to my blogging life, so here goes. Yahoo!