Summarize this content material to 1000 phrases Effectively, we’re 9 days into the New 12 months, and up to now, I haven’t gotten a lot completed. 😀 However after spending a few hours engaged on the studio yesterday, I really feel like I’m lastly getting again into DIY mode, gaining some focus and momentum, and feeling extra decided to get these rooms completed. However earlier than I get into that, let me share what occurred yesterday. It was so scary!! I’ve been doing extra Instagram tales simply to provide folks extra of a private, behind-the-scenes have a look at my life. A few days in the past, I defined that I usually don’t get to begin engaged on my home tasks till about 3:00 within the afternoon as a result of I’ve my regular morning routine (i.e., getting Matt located both on his Theracycle or recliner, making espresso, modifying photos, writing a weblog posts, and many others.). After that, I cook dinner lunch and sit down with Matt for lunch whereas we watch a present. Due to his M.S. (and the final, total weak spot and exhaustion that comes with it), Matt is the slowest eater! I don’t really feel like I can simply rise up and begin working and go away him by himself whereas he’s consuming as a result of actually all the things is a choking hazard for him. So I’ve to take a seat there and anticipate him to complete. Effectively, yesterday proved my level. Matt eats a carnivore weight loss program (actually, meat solely), and I desire for him to eat issues like ribeye or a roasted rooster or one thing like that. Mainly, I don’t like him consuming processed meals. However once in a while, he craves extra selection and desires so as to add one thing completely different. So yesterday, he requested for hotdogs. 9 hotdogs. 😀 I purchase the perfect all-beef hotdogs with the shortest listing of elements that I can discover, and he actually eats 9 of them for a meal. He loves them. However yesterday, simply as he was taking a chew of hotdog, he had a spasm in his throat, inflicting a chew of hotdog to go down his throat with out him chewing it, and it lodged there. It freaked me out a lot! And naturally, he was scared as nicely. However apparently, he might nonetheless breathe! It was a little bit of a labored respiration, however he might breathe, particularly if he turned his head to the aspect and stayed calm. He tried to cough it up, however due to his M.S., he has a really weak cough reflex and has virtually no capability to pressure a cough, in order that was not profitable at dislodging the piece. I appeared with my iPhone flashlight to see if I might see it and perhaps get it out with my finger, nevertheless it was too far down his throat for me to even see, so I didn’t wish to stick my finger down there and probably push it additional down his throat. It was so scary!! We’ve got on of these Lifevac choking rescue gadgets, however since he was nonetheless in a position to breathe, I used to be afraid to strive it. So I ended up calling 911. Simply because the paramedics have been about to load him as much as take him to the hospital, Matt requested if they’d simply seize his arms and pull him ahead in order that his head was sort of face down in the direction of the mattress. After being in that place for about 20 seconds, he lastly coughed it up! I imply, with one good cough, that piece of hotdog simply popped proper out of his mouth. We have been each soooo relieved…clearly. I actually jumped up and down and cheered and cried. 😀 That’s the closest he’s ever come to being severely in peril from choking. I imply, he was only one throat spasm or fast inhale away from having his airway blocked. In fact, had that occurred, I might have then used the Lifevac. I requested the paramedic if I made the appropriate choice by NOT utilizing the Lifevac since he might nonetheless breathe, and he mentioned that I did. However he additionally mentioned that these Livevac issues actually do work if an individual’s airway is blocked. So I extremely advocate having one readily available, particularly when you’ve got youngsters, otherwise you’re a caretaker of one other grownup, otherwise you reside by your self. Utilizing a Lifevac on your self can be a lot simpler than making an attempt to carry out the Heimlich maneuver on your self. In order that was our pleasure for the day. I advised Matt that I might do with out that sort of pleasure in our lives. 😀 For sure, after the paramedics left, Matt and I each have been feeling fairly shaken. I had that whole-body cooked spaghetti feeling, so I wasn’t too anxious to leap proper up and begin working. Anyway, Matt is okay, and I did lastly get some work completed on the studio yesterday night. The again French doorways are lastly painted. The final time I shared my progress, these doorways had solely been primed. So now they’re painted and searching recent and clear. We’ll see how lengthy that lasts with white doorways by the carport that I exploit as my workshop. 😀 You’ll discover that a few of the glass panes nonetheless have paint on them. Earlier than I primed and painted the doorways, I used the Jasco Masks & Peel on the glass, which is a lot simpler than taping off the glass. Should you’re not utilizing these things to color your home windows and French doorways, you’re most likely losing numerous time with tape! (Except you’re a very good, quick taper.) Since that is primer additionally, meaning you don’t must watch out about not getting it on the wooden a part of your door or window. Simply paint it proper on the glass and onto the wooden, and it primed the wooden whereas coating the glass. Then while you’re completed portray, rating across the edges with a razor blade, and the masks simply peels proper off of the glass. So I simply haven’t completed eradicating the masks from these panes but. I eliminated the masks from about 9 of the panes in most likely 10 minutes final night time, however I used to be drained and prepared for mattress, so I made a decision to go away the remainder for at present. I’ve determined that I’m going to complete the again entry first because it’s so near being completed. I didn’t understand till yesterday that that additionally wants to incorporate repainting the baseboards. These items are a multitude! As is the ground, which wants a very good scrubbing. My new curtain rod for the French doorways arrived earlier than Christmas, and I believe the colour is attractive. It’s eight toes vast, and it’s not an adjustable curtain rod. The again entryway is simply about 7.5 toes vast. However I purchased it anyway as a result of I believe I could make it work. I do know I can. It WILL work. 😀 And I completely love the matching rings from the identical firm. I like that they’re a sq. design moderately than the usual rounded design. And little issues are likely to impress me, like the truth that the rings got here with material pins for these of us who don’t use clips. I usually must make an additional journey to Joann Materials for material pins, so this was a pleasant above-and-beyond factor for this firm to incorporate with their material rings. So my plan is to complete the again entry, together with making and hanging the draperies, after which transfer on to the cupboards within the workplace space of the studio and get these completed. Since I can shut the door to the studio toilet and have that mess hidden from sight, I believe I’ll go away that alone for now, end the studio, after which sort out the toilet. That’s the plan! However in fact, I’ve a behavior of adjusting my thoughts on a whim, and generally altering my thoughts about 10 occasions a day. 😀 So we’ll see. Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and adorn the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do nearly all of the work on the home on my own. You’ll be able to study extra about me right here.