What's cool for indecisive, impulsive, ADD people like Sparky, you can go to Lowe's and they will mix a little jar of paint for you to take home and try on your wall to see how you like it. Just three dollars will get you a pint size jar of color to try. Sparky tried three colors, painted swatches and then, picked a 4th color WITHOUT trying it on the wall. Came home, started cutting in the trim and ceiling edge, and--she's not sure she likes it just yet.
|"after"--actually, it's much bluer in the day light|
Sparky had a BIG OOPS the second day she was cutting in the walls and edges of everything...went to move the drop cloth, that thin plastic sheeting that sticks to your feet (especially after you get paint on them), and forgot her little paint bucket was sitting on the floor on the sheet. The drop cloth stuck to the Frog tape, Sparky gave it a yank, and the drop cloth pulled away from the wall and the tape, and it was like one of those magician's who yank the table cloth from out under the dishes and the dishes stay--only Sparky's bucket didn't stay...A good portion of paint plopped out onto the carpet right in the corner..."OH, SH**! SUGAR!" And a few more choice words. ( I NEVER hear Sparky swear, except in extreme pain or when she's done something she didn't want to do that has BAD consequences, explains E.) Like this:
Eldy worked hard today on the irrigation system--little heads aren't spraying right, one has a leak, so he did his research and YouTube videos, talked to his son who is a landscaper part time, and between texting, photos, his son and YouTube, he figured out how to repair it. Why does Eldo have a soup can in one hand and a trowel in the other?
We've been having a lot of these kind of conversations lately....
"Honey, do we have a garden trowel?"
"Yeah, but I think it's in the storage shed." (Two exits down from Bradenton)
"Honey, do we have a pruning saw?"
"Ummmm...no, but just use that little hacksaw in the garage."
"Good idea, ok...."
"Hon, do you know where the steel wool, ________, ________, (substitute anything and everything here) is?" "Nope---but it's probably---"
"I know, IN THE STORAGE SHED."
"I don't know..."
"Boy, I wish I knew where my ________, (substitute any craft supplies here) is!"
"Probably in the STORAGE SHED." Yeah, but we have TWO at the moment. Could be up north in IN, could be here in FL. SIGH!
Time to take a break after all this hard work, so off to Main Street Trattoria in Lakewood Ranch for some GREAT pizza, caprese salad, and some cheesy garlic bread....After Sparky's major paint spill, it was a great way to end our day and to soothe Sparky's paint snafu. Nothing soothes better than CARBS and FAT! Gotta keep that energy going for these household projects, dontcha know! (And it made Sparky feel better, says Eldo. Gotta keep that little woman happy, it's a full time job!) :-)