Wednesday, December 2, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: FYM MAKES HOME IMPROVEMENTS

 Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I went with BREAKING NEWS because I see it on my news channel all the time. How can everything be breaking news? At least the PBS news hour is a more traditional show. Favorite Young Man likes to watch it each evening, so I join him in that.

FYM ended up being very busy with home improvements after he promised to make one improvement and then kept putting it off. He made the other improvements as a way of keeping busy while he avoided what he had promised. In the end, he fulfilled the promise and did a whole lot more, so I was thrilled.

FYM's initial offer entailed repairing a gouge in the laundry room wall and painting one side of the laundry room (one side was fine because painting behind the washer, dryer, and a cabinet wasn't necessary). The gouge occurred when the front panel of my old washing machine fell off about nine or ten years ago.

First, he filled in the gouge:


Then he avoided painting––which he hates to do so I don't know why he suggested it––by putting up a new handrail next to the front steps:


The old rail broke a couple of years ago. The new one is much sturdier.

Then FYM found a pressure washer at a good price. He pressure washed everything in sight. If I hadn't showered, he probably would have pressure washed me. He began with the steps:



The front steps are in the shade. Mold grew on them. They were slippery. Now they're clean enough to eat a meal on. He also cleaned all of the concrete in the front and the back of the house, and cleaned the deck. The deck is rotting and needs to be replaced, but until that happens, at least it's clean.

He bathed Franklin and Penelope, which is a home improvement because it keeps away the doggy odor. They didn't like it, but he did it anyway.

Then he organized everything in the garage and cleaned it out. We also got rid of an old couch because the house is a bit crowded. Now I can walk through the living room without dodging furniture and we have plenty of room for the Christmas tree.

The moment of truth arrived. Would he paint? YES! 

He taped:


He cursed:


He painted:


I love the cheerful blue that he chose.

And here's the finished product:


He also painted the backdoor, which remains white:


Finally, he removed the tape.

FYM said that Penelope is not allowed to put her paw on the door when she wants to come in. I distract him from that command by telling him when he gets home from work that I put my paw on the door. He laughs. All is well.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

 


35 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting some improvements made! No one here really likes to do them so I wait until I have several then call the handyman.

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    1. FYM is the handyman in my house. He also repairs my car.

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  2. Oooh, I like that blue FYM inserted into your life. Nice.

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  3. Hello, Janie. As said, I'm basing my claim on a lecture by an expert in the field:

    https://youtu.be/841w-vLIeaU

    22:30

    I've also talked with two doctors and they said the exact same thing. They are terrified.

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    1. It's a lie. I won't assist you in spreading it. People are dying who still don't believe that the virus exists because a few doctors and an "expert" said so. Numerous Americans also believe that the presidential election was fraudulent although Trump and his buddies provide no evidence. And now 55% of Americans say they won't get the vaccine.

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  4. Hooray for FYM.
    Is he available for rent? We have several projects here which need him. And most of them don't involve painting.

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    1. I'll be glad to rent him to you, but his employer might have a problem with him not showing up for work. Some people are so fussy.

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  5. Wow! And here I though FYM wasn't doing what he needed to do. Turns he was doing a lot. So glad he finally painted and I, too, like the blue. He does great work. The rest of the improvement (clean dogs even) are wonderful. What a guy!

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    1. I didn't even mention that he noticed some problems that would develop eventually with my car, bought the parts, and installed them.

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  6. I like PBS news, too.
    So glad he got so much done!! That's awesome! :) Was worth waiting for.

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    1. Judy Woodruff doesn't comment on the news, other than the occasional quick statement that a story is hard to report on or mentioning that something is fun.

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  7. Hi Janie - so pleased he stood up to the demands of home life! But boy is it good to have some to help around the house ... and now you have a clean one, clean dogs, clean you ... and what was a spare space is now filled with a Christmas tree. Well done FYM ... take care and stay safe - Hilary

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    1. He does so many things that are great and very little that drives me crazy.

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  8. Looks like FYM did a fantastic job! I like that shade of blue too. I hope he didn't use the pressure washer for the dogs though, LOL!

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    1. Definitely no pressure washing the dogs. He adores them.

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  9. FYM is a pretty good guy :)
    I love the blue, too.

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  10. oh I like the blue color too. Very pretty. That's funny about the power spray washer thinghy. It's a fun way to clean everything.

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    1. He said he'd wanted a pressure washer for a long time. It's pretty easy to get him a present.

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  11. Oh my gosh! Anther person willing to do countless other tasks to avoid THE ONE!!!!

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    1. Oh, I'll do other tasks to avoid the troublesome job.

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  12. Everything looks amazing. Kudos to young man.

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    1. I wonder when I should stop calling him Favorite Young Man. He's 40 years old.

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  13. Wunnerful, wunnerful, wunnerful! FYM gets hugs and kisses, especially from P. :)

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    1. The dogs love him and greet him so happily when he arrives.

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  14. Well, the paint job came out great! Some people find pressure-washing really fun. My neighbor pressure-washes everything, including our front walk. I don't understand it, but it certainly doesn't hurt.

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    1. FYM loves pressure washing. I don't get it, but if he wants to do it, then more power to him.

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  15. That is great! FYM has really lived up to his FYM role. You must be thrilled!

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    1. I am thrilled. He'll always be my favorite son.

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  16. A well done job or a job well done same words different meaning, maybe

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  17. https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/kamerstukken/2020/11/16/kamerbrief-over-aankoop-covid-19-vaccins

    Download this document from the official website of the Dutch Government.
    Use google translate.
    Find the word nano.
    There's your answer, Janie.
    I'll leave it at that.

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