Frieda* came over Saturday afternoon and helped me hang manila-paper blankstock in the living room. Top strips only, the 12' ones that needed two ladders and four hands, because she had to leave by 7:00. I worked till after 2:00 in the morning and finished blankstocking the three walls we started, and it really does look better already.
Even if the stuff is beige.
When I did get to the blankstocking this evening, I discovered the paperhanger guy is right-- if you're not going to finish up your mixed wheat paste all at once, splash some Clorox into it. I didn't, and it was starting to smell.
Didn't feel like mixing up a new batch, so I've left it for later. I've cut and labelled all the blankstock pieces for the fireplace wall. That's enough for this evening.
So what shall I do tomorrow? Sand down the back door or hang blankstock? Something to contemplate when I need to distract myself from the trials of teaching 7th grade algebra in the morning.