Anyway....I got wonderful news that my brother is headed our way to see my dad drive his tractor in the Yale Bologna Festival Parade ... (visit http://yalechamber.com/Bologna%20Festival.html for more info on Yale Bologna Festival, a tradition full of, well, bologna.) Unfortunately, it has been raining off and on all morning and the forecast calls for thunderstorms all day. I'm not sure how the day will turn out, but at least we get to visit with my brother!! That will be great fun. I feel bad, I always bake chocolate chip cookies for him when he's on his way here and wouldn't you know it, I'm out of chips! I guess I could work it later tonight for tomorrow's enjoyment.
The living room wall is coming along nicely. I've been told by Genie that I can paint it. It's not done, but it's very hard to tell what the overall look will be when it's not painted. We need to know if it needs more trim here or there and such. Yesterday he built open shelves and took the whole front off of the electric fireplace and put it on the wall. I'll post a pic so you can see what I mean. I think it's simply delicious and I can't wait to see it done. He's also going to build primitive doors to cover the TV and the cable box, etc if I can't find any old ones to use in the next few days. As far as paint goes, I think I'm going to start with flat black (yikes, sounds scary, huh?!) and then a deep burgundy/red/brown that I sort of half invented. It's actually a color called "Chocolate" but it is in the red family, and I had the store put in more brown. The inside of our front door is painted that color and I just love love love it. It's a great colonial type color.
Anyway, I need to get ready for the day (and try to suck down this awful mud called coffee)...have a great Saturday!