Saturday, February 28, 2009

By way of explanation

My cute nephew took this picture on his phone when we blessed Amelia. Not great quality, but an awesome pic, eh? I realized that I hadn't posted about Felix's lumps (thanks for the reminder Michelle). If you look at the pics in the last post, you will notice lots of marks on his face. Most of those are left-over brown sharpie.

But last Saturday during his birthday party, Felix took a header over the arm of his grandpa's chair and he caught a vent on the way down (it's a wall vent that sticks out about an inch). Two giant goose eggs on his forehead, with the lower one close enough to give him a black eye. :(

I don't know if I've ever gotten across the living room faster.

He learned a new word this week - scab. Not like he can pronounce it, but he tries. Of course, he picked it off already, but it's all healing nicely and the black eye just looks like a little green eye shadow in the corner of his eye now.

No more progress has been made on Felix's room. When we removed the baseboards we found that there are about 4 feet of wall under the window where the sheet rock is ruined. Moldy and crumbled. Sigh. I've got a piece of sheet rock to fix it, and hopefully I'll get that done today. Then the last step before I can finally paint is to fix the ceiling. We had water damage in the ceiling and although it's been fixed, there is a section where there is now no texturing. I have a plan of attack, but I'm kind of worried that that particular section will never match. gah!

So much to be done!


Anonymous said...

Who took the picture?

I don't remember doing it... One of Brent's nephews?

-- Ethan

P.S. Tell Felix that goose eggs are NOT his best friends!!

Dirtius Wifius said...

Yep, one of Brent's nephews. :)

Felix is already painfully aware that goose eggs are not good things.

CarrieAnne said...

It WON'T ever match, but Aaron has a good method for texturing a ceiling that looks ok if you want some advice.

Dirtius Wifius said...

I've been thinking about asking Brent to paint cloud-like things on the ceiling in those places so it looks like the difference is more on purpose. You think that would look dumb? We're going to do a three-wall mural, so the ceiling will be sky. I want to get a cloud light fixture from Ikea too.

Becca said...

Heather- I don't think you should do a spiderman mural, because what if Amelia gets older and has to move in w/ Felix? I don't think she'll enjoy it much. I think you should just do a 'children's' mural. Eg: clouds, trees, birds, grass, mountains, etc.

I wish I had a room w/ a mural!!
<3 Becca

Becca said...

PS was it the boy in the white sweater who took the picture?

CarrieAnne said...

Do Spiderman rescuing a princess...or Jubilee..or Wonder Woman..or Rogue and Spidey kicking the trash out of The Borg! Yeah! One of those cubed Borg ships in the corner would look AWESOME!!

(Can he do my room next? I would like something with hot pink skulls and the word "Booty". If he could work in Christian Bale or...sigh...Johnny Depp...I"m good with that too.)

Dirtius Wifius said...

I like the idea of multiple heroes. Thanks for the tips. And, if this works out, I'll try to talk him into doing a mural for you too. :)