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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Monday, August 11, 2008

500th Post?!?!!

I finished the “pinstriping” section of Juno Regina at 7:00 last night. Celebrated with a bowl of granola and craisins. Then grabbed the blue tape and protected the molding and pushed all the furniture and the handful of remaining boxes over against the bed.

Here’s your “before” shot:

And here’s “after”:

I finished washing the brushes out a little past 11:00. Yes. I painted this whole wall with a 2” brush, except for the part behind the door that’s just out of view to my right. I used a 1” brush for that. By the time I realized that I was in way over my head, I was already committed. [And yes, probably ought to be. And no, I am not using that 2” brush to paint the other three walls.]

I will probably regret this about 3:15 this afternoon. And I hope that I do not fall asleep with my nose in my dinner tonight. LittleBit called me with her work schedule this week, and this is the best night for us to get together and eat too much and catch up.

Remind me to show her my brand new bicep. [I did switch off to my left hand occasionally, but my right hand did most of the work.] Assuming that I can lift my arm. I am also feeling my step-up, step-down muscles, but not quite as insistently.

I took those first two pictures last night before going to bed. Here’s another picture of the wall, minus the painters tape and with the furniture back in place. I love how those hat boxes look against a strawberry colored wall!

And here is the chair with my nun pillow and a vintage lace runner.

No idea why pictures taken seconds apart should show the wall color so differently. It’s neither as orange as the hatbox picture, nor as pink as this one.


Jenni said...

I'm glad that you got the first wall painted to your satisfaction. If you'd like i will go and buy you this thing called a paint roller. You can even put it on an extension pole and it makes things a lot easier.

Lynn said...

On the other hand, I wouldn't get nearly as good a workout. I think next time I will just sit on the bed with my knitting and paint the walls using my phenomenal telekinetic powers.

Bonnie said...

Why not really change things up and use your toes to hold the paintbrush next time? Then you'll spread the workout all over your body...although I wonder how the paint would turn out on that wall.

Rorek said...

The discoloration has to do with the automatic color correction setting of your camera. :3

As for painting, if there is still painting to be done when I get my butt to Texas, I will happily help you out.

Lynn said...

Bonnie: I don't want to try painting with my toes until the last of this athlete's foot is cleared up. We have enough problem with mold [yes, yes, I know it's a fungus: work with me] on walls here in TX.

RoRo: You paint with your derriere?