that's right, borax, which is sort of like baking soda, vinegar, and bleach - one of those things that's been around forever, the active ingredient in a hell of a lot of stuff, and rather ecologically sound. Lowe's didn't have it, Target didn't have it, and I almost gave up at Wal-mart.... amazing how different the box looks when they change the packaging.
so with the wal-mart run tonight, i've got the stuff to mop the cement floor, which i will do after a quick vaccuum over the crack in the slab. then, it's fill the crack with joint compound, do the ceiling while that dries (it'll take a day), touch-up paint the walls, and then paint the floor with a cement-sealer. *then* i can go buy carpet. which will be laid down properly, thank you. ;)
in fannish news, i'm progressing well on my mag7 doggies stitching. i'm on Buck, the german shepherd dog. i'm having a bit of a debate with myself, and would appreciate the commentary of my fellow fans - Buck doesn't seem to have a 'signature' bandana like Vin does. in the pilot, he wears a pink one, in One Day Out West, he wears a dark blue one, and in the Collector (which I'm watching as I write this, hah - and Vin is wearing a *brown* bandana!), he's wearing a dark red/ maroon bandana. the cross-stitch key has the Buck-dog's bandana as dark grey/black (because of the tones used in the piece, it actually 'reads' black).
i'm planning to change the bandana's color, but i'm not sure what color i should pick. anyone have any suggestions?
also, if anyone knows more about pic-manipulation and can zero in on the bandana in this picture, it'd probably help people to see exactly what i'm talking about.( clicky for piccies )
-boogie, cleaning mare