Wednesday, September 16, 2015
I saw a funny thing the other day - a large spider had spun a huge web [2 ft across] near the road, between an electric pole and the support wire next to it. The spider sat in the center and was busy wrapping up a stink bug for later. Half a dozen gnats were pestering that spider just like they pester us. One or two would land on the spider's back and it would twitch a leg or two to try to get them off. I watched for several minutes. It looked just as annoyed as we do with those blasted gnats.
In other news, we have a new truck - hence the radio silence last week while Eric was gone to Idaho to pick it up and visit family with our youngest, and Lily and I held down the fort here.
Also, we have hung the girls' doors, and are putting up the trim in their rooms, which means I have stained and shellacked miles of poplar trim and pine jambs.
Also, I am a total hypocrite because I recently on this blog made a snide comment about the previous staining of light wood in dark colors [the antique flooring] and then found myself staining the very light poplar and pine trim, etc. with a couple of layers of red chestnut stain and then 6-8 coats of shellac so it would be dark to match the old doors. Mea culpa.
Also, because the doors are so...weird...and short...we will be building transoms above them. I'll do a post on that as we get going on that project. In the meantime, happy creating to you all!