I seem to have gotten out of the habit of taking photos of the cats. I think it is the darn black focus points on my 5D mark iii. Sometimes I try anyway and get lucky.
Since we bought the house I have been debating painting the railing and posts on our staircase. Finally in August we just bit the bullet and started sanding and then priming.
After a few days I noticed pink bleed through on the white. I did some research and ended up buying some shellac based primer and that did the trick to stop the pink.
I realized when uploading these that I don't have any final after pictures. I will have to do that. Overall I am happy with how it turned out. It needs some touching up, the cleaners tend to plug in the vacuum in one room and run the cord all over the upstairs. That seems to be damaging the paint so I told them this week that they need to stop that. Hopefully they will and I can paint and it will hold up.
In August we had the electrician come and hang up two lights we had purchased. We have done this ourselves a lot of times but it always ends up frustrating and involving five trips to Lowe's so we decided this time to hire it out. So much less stressful!
First was the one at the top of the stairs.
Shortly after taking the house photos of course I had the urge to make a few changes around the house. One change in the kitchen was to take this empty wall and add three small ikea picture ledges to the wall to make a place to store and display cookbooks.
Back in June one of favorite former co-workers from my job in California was on her sabbatical and decided to come to the east coast. She spent a couple of days in DC and I drove down to spend one day with her. We spent the day walking around the mall and seeing museums. It was great to see her and her son Kaden. I wish I could see her more often.