Posts Tagged ‘virus’

Hidden Hoarding? LOL

July 28, 2020


OK, folks, this is too funny.

Sometimes I need a place to temporarily stash towel bars or switch plate covers, or to “hook a toe” so I can maintain my balance and stability while accessing a high, tricky area. So I may need to open a drawer or cabinet door.

Too funny! Twice in a week, I opened cabinet doors in powder rooms to reveal this!!

We are in the era of the Corona Virus. I guess these folks are planning way ahead. You know – just in case …

Yet Another Benefit from the COVID Lockdown …

April 12, 2020

I was working in the remodeled living room of a home out in the Memorial Villages (west Houston). I had the space to myself, even with a private water supply (wet bar). The family was in the rear of the house.

I had spent two days smoothing and priming the walls, and on Day 3 had set up my table, unrolled two bolts, and was plotting the layout of the wallpaper pattern.

The homeowner, who has been working from home, just happened to wander past at that time. (keeping 8′ distance) She noticed that the paper I had spread out on my table was not the same shade as the sample she and the designer had chosen.

Sure enough – the paper was the wrong pattern number – two digits off.

Whew! I had not cut anything yet. So there should be no problems in sending the material back and exchanging for the correct colorway.

So lucky the homeowner was there – or I would have had two walls up by the end of the day.

The issue now is, with the virus crisis, shipping is bollixed up, and so is manufacturing and warehousing. So it’s not certain when that replacement paper will be here.

The Wallpaper Lady Takes a Virus Sabbatical

April 2, 2020

As of this afternoon, and after too many nights lying awake worrying about social distancing, definitions, and wondering what my vehicle is doing on the road and what I am doing out of the house, I have decided to shutter the Wallpaper Lady until this virus thing is over.

“Home maintenance” is allowed. But simple decorating is not “home maintenance,” nor is it “essential.”

I’m not worried about catching or spreading the virus, and my clients have all been fine with the 6’ rule.

But it’s a matter of complying with the mandates, and working with the community to contain this horrible plague that has popped up from out of nowhere and is ravaging the globe.

We need to take this thing seriously, and follow the rules.

Once we get the go-ahead to move about again, I will be in touch!