Glad to see folks are back in chattin’.
Sammi…yeah, black. It’s actually turning out awesome. Before doing something that drastic, I thought a lot about the light factor and what I wanted to accomplish. And the fact I wouldn’t actually be able to remodel my kitchen for another three years at least. The important thing was that, although I used black, I also used a slate gray underneath the crackle. I also used a high sheen clear overcoat for reflection, which actually bounces a lot of light around. I enjoy playing with color, texture and light to create illusion.
You’re right, the rough sawn aspect of your log home is the main reason it may seem like a “light vacuum.” If you walk into a log home with “buckskin” logs, the feel is entirely different. The reason, the slight sheen bounces light around…and its reflective properties “create” light.
Tonight I was sitting out on the back deck watching the moon rise. I realized I was smelling the night blooming tobacco (ornamental). It’s one of those “perfect temperature nights,” … you know where you walk out, stop, and say…”Wow, this is a perfect temperature.”
Today was my little one’s first day at school. She stayed in third grade again, which she was not happy about. Last year we struggled with her kidney disease and so, she lost a lot of valuable school time. Although today (to her) I’m the stupidest creature on the planet for having her repeat the grade, I’m hoping spending this year getting caught up academically will help her in the long run. After the school day was over, she didn’t seem too rough for the wear. I took her for pizza and bought school clothes to sooth her social wounds. Seemed to work.
On the topic of returning firefighting SOs…well, all I have to say is prepare your sense of humor. Keep it light. Just got the call tonight that mine was headed home Thursday.