Sunday, November 18, 2007

Stubborn to a fault . . .

That's me.

I have so much going on at the moment I can't think. That's not entirely a bad thing but it's exhausting. Some of the irons in the fire include a new job, deadlines for grades, Tuesday is Activity Day at school (you don't even want to know . . .), Thanksgiving, online committments and a move next weekend. It's a lot to juggle - almost too much to juggle.

Along with the move comes organizing, packing, cleaning (the old place and the new place) and painting. You can't forget the painting. The color is the first thing that you notice when you enter a room. Nothing can give a room a lift as easily and cheaply as a coat of paint. It's been my experience that if you don't paint BEFORE you move into the new place - well, it just doesn't get done.

So that's just where I'm at - the pre-move painting stage. Except that I'm working full time and the ceiling was painted an interesting shade of raspberry (very Sistine Chapel) and it took one coat of primer and 3 coats of ceiling white to bring the ceiling back into this millenium (hahaha). But it's still not perfect (if you stand in a certain spot in the room and the sun is in a certain position you can still see some cloudiness - another 2 coats and it would be perfect!!!).

The room is starting to really take shape though. The ceiling is finished, the crown molding is just about finished, the walls have had the customary 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of paint and I'm now painting the built-ins (bookcases).

I've convinced myself that I'm saving a ton of money by painting the room myself - and in all fairness (to myself), I am. But I hope I am able to live long enough to enjoy the room - 'cause it will be a miracle if I make it through the week (LOL).


Nídia said...

You can do it!! ;)

rddietrich said...

Nídia, Thanks for the vote of confidence. Hope you are staying warm! Beijinhos