And the blue painter's tape? That makes a fabulous accent color. When we moved into this house 10 years ago it was in dire need of painting. Unfortunately we did one bedroom and never got any further and now 10 years, 2 cats and 3 dogs later the place is not looking so fabulous. Finally even we couldn't live with the grimy walls and since it rained all last weekend and snowed/rained/sleeted all this weekend we decided to take on the task. We've managed to get the laundry room done and the walls of the hallway but we still have to do the trim on 5 doorways leading into the hallway and the bathroom is all primer and sadly looks a lot better than it did before we started since I'm pretty sure there was mold growing on the ceiling.
There was the added fun of me being a somewhat messy worker (primer in my hair-it's how I do my highlights now for the recession) and Jonny going apoplectic over every tiny splatter of paint and then I'm a complete freak about doing things properly and everything looking perfect and Jonny is into the half assed approach. There have been some colorful exchanges over the past 2 weekends-at one point I had my fingers in my ears and was singing 'la la la, I can't hear you' for real-but by this evening we were both so tired and broken down that we gave up on our various neuroses and peace prevailed. Except for Strummer barking his head off at every single life form passing by the window and we couldn't banish him from the living room because of the paint. And you knew we weren't getting to the end of this story without Strummer getting covered in paint. Despite our best efforts at containment he's got a nice splash of primer on his shoulder which is not so bad compared to what I have in my hair. Or maybe this is the weekend where I finally start going grey, I didn't check all that closely.
We should get the hallway trim and bathroom done next weekend but I fear I may be living with the horrible minty green walls in the living room for another 10 years and I don't even want to think about the nightmare that is the kitchen.
Poor dogs, nothing but walks for them this weekend. Everywhere was covered with wet slushy snow and then mud. The weather is supposed to be hot and dry next week so hopefully things will dry out and we can get back to training. I signed up for 3 trials next month. Not every day of every trial and only a few runs each trial but still it will be kind of crazy and hopefully better than painting.