May 15, 2008 at 12:36 pm 2 comments

It’s 12:30.  Just got in from a 9:15 eye appointment.  My eyes are still dilated and will be for 4-5 hours.  I’m glad it’s overcast today, though I have slides to put under my glasses (UGLY).  I can’t read anything, there is a glare on everything, and it’s tiring.  But, I should know for sure soon that I’m a cantidate for Lasik eye sugery, and I’m so excited.  I hope it all works out.  It was neat to see the “mapping” of my eyeball…the high and low places were like a topographic map.  Amazing how different one eye was than the other.

In other news, I just bought three more paints.  My unofficial decorators are helping me out a lot at this point and doing a very good job!  😉

Just finished a bit of drywall work.  Will need to prime next to begin the foyer.

I need to do some finishing up of the first coat of the great room.  With such a large room, it’s been better to work in areas rather than tackle the whole thing at once.  I’ll give it all a finish coat, after the baseboards go back on, after the flooring goes back on. 

For the front room, I need men to help us move the piano before I can do much else in there. 

This weekend we share the plan of salvation for the Upward adults.   Pray!  Every year it is hard to try to present that in a way that is easy enough for anyone, yet answers enough quesitons for those harder to reach. Pray for the balance.





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  • 1. theepiphany  |  May 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    It’s too bad we don’t live closer – my husband is a painter, and one with excellent decorating taste at that. Dilated eyes? I’ve never, ever had problems with my vision and that thought seems so wierd to me. Especially for 4-5 hours straight. eeeek.

  • 2. Stacey  |  May 15, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    More paint!!! I need to start painting my bedroom when I get the energy. 🙂

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