So I moved back to Ventura 2 days ago, and it feels pretty weird. Almost as though I never left . . . but not really. It's hard to explain I suppose.
I arrived on the 25th of January at approximately 3:30 pm . . . only 5 1/2 hours after I left the Bay area. Impressive? Yes . . . sort of. It took my dad 6 1/2, so I think it was pretty good timing.
Once I had arrived I immediately began cleaning what was first my oldest sisters room, then mine, then my brothers, and is now mine again. It wasn't messy per-say . . . just full of stuff I didn't want in there. Although the closet was messy, and I have 4 full trash bags to prove it.
The cleaning was challenging because I had a lot of stuff and no where to put it. Imagine moving someone out just so you could move yourself in. . . but the person you were moving out had no where to go. Not that I minded, I told my mom not to do anything, I wanted to do it myself. I guess I just didn't realize how difficult it would be. So I threw stuff away, and I boxed up some giveaway stuff that was my brothers. In the process I found some suweeet sunglasses . . . as I mentioned earlier in my twitter.
The next road block I hit was the fact that I have no furniture. I have one shelving unit thing that I bought at Target 6 months ago, but I don't really want to use it. Needless to say, all my things . . . minus my clothes . . . are still in boxes.
So the room is still a work in progress . . . but my mother and I have plans . . . BIG PLANS! But I'll talk about those later.
Yesterday, I woke up at around 7 am and began getting the bathroom cabinet ready for painting. First I cleaned out everything inside. You don't want to know what I found in there. When I was done I had another full trash bag to deal with and about 18 bottles of cleaner, which I was instructed NOT to throw away. Now, It's A LOT of cleaner.
I then proceeded by wiping down the outside of the unit. When I finished with that it was about 9am and I decided to take a break because the next step was sanding and the electric sander is extremely loud. I didn't want to wake my mom. On my break I watched the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy.
While watching Grey's I cried a lot. It was a REALLY sad episode. I dare YOU to watch it and not cry, that's all I'm saying.
At 10 am I gave up on my mom waking up anytime soon and began the sanding process. It was a VERY long process. I finished at about 1 and then began painting. That was an even longer process, but I'm almost done. It looks pretty good so far.
Today my mom and I went to Lowes, where we got paint for the bathroom walls . . . which we will start on thursday. While we were there . . . and waiting for the paint . . . we roamed the aisles thinking of all the things we could do if only we had thousands of dollars to spend. In the end, it was kind of a depressing trip, because we don't have thousands of dollars to spend . . . we don't even have hundreds.
Stay tuned for "The Painting of the Bathroom" and "The Making of Penguin Palace" . . .