I've jumped on the button bandwagon. Everybody climb aboard. Seriously, anybody who would like to have my button feel free to take the code, but don't feel obligated. Mostly, I was interested to see if I could actually make a button. Since the directions and the code are easily had with a little bit of Googling and some tweaking, it wasn't overly difficult. Although HTML is essentially a foreign language to me, I enjoyed doing it. Kind of like exercising the few Spanish words and phrases I can put together.
The utility room is done.
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Speaking with Authority:
Have you ever been fooled by the Voice of Authority? It happened to us the other day in regard to having paint mixed at Wal-mart. No, we're not using straight Arctic Blast white (my name; not theirs). The color is called Swiss Almond, and is essentially white with a bit of warmth, for lack of a better description. The first gallon mixed was lovely. It required a gallon of "Base One" and few drips of other colors. When we went to have paint mixed the next time, Wal-mart was out of Base One. We were told to check back in a couple of days. No biggie since there are plenty of walls that need priming. When we returned there was still no Base One, but the gal who helped us said, "You don't have to use Base One, you can use white. Some people don't know that." She used no uncertain phrases that would have caused me to question, like, "I think it's all right to use white instead of Base One." Nope it was just a flat out statement of fact. Not knowing much about paint, I listened to her Voice of Authority. That was a mistake. In retrospect, I remember wondering in the back of my mind that if the two are interchangeable, why would Base One even be necessary. However, the Voice of Authority trumped my doubt.
Skip to today's painting session in the kitchen. I'm doing the edges nearing the ceiling using the bit left from the first properly mixed can of paint, and my mom is rolling using the newly mixed paint. At about the halfway point, my mom steps back, and says, "Does my paint look different from yours just because it's not as dry yet?" It didn't take much studying to figure out that the two paints were different.
Wal-mart graciously refunded our money, and as luck would have it the Base One had come in. We will finish the kitchen that we thought we'd finish yesterday today.