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7/30 Punchlist: Starry Night

You might remember the great bedroom remodel by means of which I transitioned from working into retirement beginning around this time last year. Once the big work was done, I had a punch list of little finishing details to take care of, and I kept doing them and thinking okay, now the remodel's done.

Well, now it's done. Done-done-done. Today I finally finished installing the entire kit of ceiling glow-stars. It's not actually possible to photograph them in action, as it were (at least, not without a fancy camera, a tripod, a long exposure and some additional photoshopping), but since mine are affixed to a pure, matte-black ceiling, you can see them during the day.

A black bedroom ceiling covered with small white glow-stars
There are several magnitudes up there, from Sirius down to little glowing pinpricks.

I put off finishing because...well, there are 1600 of them, and they're small, and putting them up involved bracing myself on a step ladder and working overhead in between light fixtures and the fan, and having to move the very heavy bed in order to get near the center of the room. In short, it was a hell of a lot of work. But it's finally done, and I'm about to go in there and lie down in the dark, and enjoy my own personal star field.

Damn. I just remembered one more punchlist item...

Crossposted from Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comments.


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Feb. 5th, 2015 10:34 am (UTC)
Seeing stars
1600 of them!! That's dedication. Now all you need is some sort of moon effect which faithfully follows the phases of the moon and its rising and setting... No. Only joking. You do need to actually sleep at some point!
Feb. 5th, 2015 08:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Seeing stars
I would love a moon-phase effect! I'll have to settle for the app on my phone.

Though...hm. I have a wall clock in the bedroom with glow-in-the-dark hands, and when it's, like, 1:20 or 11:40, the hands out of the corner of my eye in the starry darkness look like a crescent moon. So there's that.
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Feb. 6th, 2015 04:08 am (UTC)
You do? How convenient!

I do, like, 90% of the work on Floorplanner, the IKEA website, and the general internet before lifting a finger. Planning is way more fun than execution!
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