Well, this has been a weird week. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday painting the dining room and kitchen. Well, techincally I spent Thursday too. I was afraid I wouldn’t have enough paint to finish so I stayed up until 2 AM Thursday to finish (in case I had to buy more paint after school on Thursday). I learned a few things from my 30 hour painting experience.
- Never ever buy Kilz paint – it is awful…it may cover in one coat but it has a very sticky additive and makes touchups a nightmare.
- John is much neater at edging than I am. Some painters tape or a plastic edger would have been helpful.
- You get really messy when you are painting after midnight. Thank goodness for “Oops!” that takes latex off of wood trim.
- When painting a larger area always get a few pints of color variations and do test patches to be sure which color will look best in the large space.
Painting always takes much longer than you think it will.
The walls look fine – it is a little darker than I had hoped. My best description would be a mocha latte with caramel (the coffee lover in me comes out…).
I had another snow day on Friday. Even though it means I will be going to school until the last week of June I really needed the day. I slept in a little and then started cleaning and cooking since we were having friends for supper. Steve and Pam Spearing and Bryce and Barb Whiting came for a lovely meal, laughs and fun. It was great to have time with them.
I had a prayer breakfast here this morning and then drove to Salem to meet Hilary and Andrew. The brakes on her car are making weird noises, so I changed cars with her. I will get hers fixed and back to her later this week since she and Andrew are headed to his house for J-Term break on Thursday. The car sounds awful – definitely needs brakes and rotors. I was so tired driving home I almost feel asleep a few miles from the house. I walked in the door and fell asleep on the loveseat for 3 hours!!! I couldn’t believe it. Thank goodness for leftovers for supper. I have gotten some laundry done and am ready to crash again. I don’t have to do music or Sunday School at church tomorrow, so that will be nice. I guess that will allow me to save up my energy for the Patriots big game tomorrow afternoon (LOL). I have Monday off, but John doesn’t so the plan is to digiscrap. We’ll see if that really happens.
I hope you have had a great week.