Wow, what a weekend of chaos! Friday I cleaned the fireplace while waiting for the half cord of wood to be delivered and stacked. Saturday I ran my errands and did the shopping. We went looking for a bedroom set for the guest room returning home just at dusk. It was in the 50's all day with lots of wind so he was really chilled when we got home. He decided to build our first fire while we ate dinner. The house began to fill with smoke, he tried to find the damper to see if it was closed and could not find it. (We have a blower that has been added to the fireplace and it was covering the lever). Needless to say the house continued to fill with smoke and really clouded up when he used the fire extinguisher to put the fire out so he could search for the damper control. We had to open all the windows and doors and watch for the "girls" to make sure they were okay and did not get out. Well, to make a long story short, he finally found the damper and opened it, helped clean the fireplace glass doors and dusted while I vacuumed the rug and mopped the floors again. Our leather furniture had a thin film of gray all over it. I thought surely our neighbors would call the fire department as our smoke detector was going full blast and smoke was really rolling out the windows and doors. Now all we can smell is SMOKE. Hopefully it will all be gone before Thanksgiving. We started another fire after the cleaning and it helped to suck some of the lingering smoke out. When we checked on the "girls" this is what we found...they were piled up on the bed together SLEEPING!!!! I just had to take their photo and make a page with CJS newest kit called So Naturally Neutral. Thanx Carol for sharing this great kit. If you would like her FREE kits you can find a link to CJS' site on the right.
Mike had to work on Sunday, so when he got his coffee he found that we had no microwave and the lights were not working in the kitchen or the laundry room, however the stove, oven, coffeemaker and referigerator were all working. He could not find the problem before he left, so I cleaned at the smoke smells again and kept on painting woodwork and doors with the windows open. The temps were back in the middle 60's yesterday. When he got home, he changed a few of the electrical fuses, with no positive results. We have called our home warranty folks to send us an electrician. They will try to find the problems on Wednesday. It never ends, but we still love our new home even though we are both soooooooo ready for a break from repairing, cleaning, unpacking and definitely from painting. That's all for now. Later....Mat
PS I want to thank Carol for the awesome job she did of my new Betty Boop Background and for putting Betty Boop on my new header. Love ya lady!