Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ignoring the painters

I'm not sure it ever got up to 60 degrees today, but that didn't stop our paint contractor.  By mid morning, they were all hooked up to the water with a gas pressure washer and with several ladders against the house washing commenced.  I have decided that they paint houses every day, every year and don't need supervised.

So with that said, I didn't even go outside to watch for one moment.  I have plenty of paint work in my own basement to keep me very busy, and I went down and began to work on that in the late morning.  I only took one break about 4 PM to go get a Wendys and went right back to work.  I finally quit about 7:30 tonight.

It is so slow painting the door jambs and doors.  I'm not even sure what I accomplished, but I know one complete door was painted and the back side of another.  They built in a book shelf, and nailed the shelves in with the air nailer.  So I have been knocking the nails out with a block of wood and my big hammer.  I did manage to get three of the shelves out and sanded and painted.  I painted the support wood with the brown wall paint.  Perhaps traditionally it should be white like the shelves, but that would take forever, so brown it will be.

Without a nap today, I am feeling a bit killed tonight, so perhaps I will sleep better.  Only time will tell me that however.

The painting work remaining seems endless.......

Retired Rod


  1. My sister always found painting to be a great way to relax. I always thought she was nuts. I would rather save my pennies and hire somebody to do the painting. Get some sleep.

  2. I always enjoyed painting, but I've become so bad at it because of deteriorating eyesight that I wish I could afford to just hire someone to come in and do it.

  3. Howdy Rod,
    My dad was a homebuilder and we did EVERYTHING, from digging the ditches
    to leveling the yard.. Instead of painting I'd do the dirt work and clean all of the nails from the
    scrap lumber and straighten them..
    I HATE TO PAINT !!!!!!

    Smooth roads & clear blue skies!!!

  4. I don't mind the actual painting, it's the prep work and cleaning up after that I really hate! Glad to hear you're keeping your painting jobs to inside work!


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