Sunday, May 30, 2010


I spent the last couple of days working in the office in the shop. I sanded the walls and ceiling and then applied a coat of primer to both. No big deal, except the walls are twelve feet tall, which means the ceiling is twelve feet above my head. Had to go get an extension pole for the sanding and priming. Now I know why painters get the big bucks...that job SUCKS! All the time I was out there rolling the primer on I kept thinking, "Where is a Wagner Power Painter when you really need one?" Obviously, the answer is: at the store. However, they aren't giving them away this week and I didn't want to fork out the money for one, so it was time to do the job by hand. I'm working the next two days, so I won't be able to actually start painting until Tuesday, when I'll attack the ceiling. Once I get a couple coats of paint on that I'll hit the walls. Then comes the crown moulding door and window trim and the chair rail. Then I'm going to tile the floor ( sure hope Home Depot has something good on clearance) and then it'll be time for the baseboard. After that I'll finish it off with some nice curtains and a curtain rod. Not gonna worry about blinds as of right now...that'll be down the road. It'll be nice when it's done!


  1. And aren't you just ever so happy you are now retired, with nothing to do? LOL
    Heck of a big job for sure, Gene, but I'm betting you managed it all quite nicely, didn't you?

  2. Sounds like you're keeping busy Martha Gene Stewart.

    You realize you said curtains right?

  3. Retirement: My husband is sitting on the floor in the den with 2,000 pieces of a BBQ grill. There's never a thought of a rocking chair! He was "laid off" in 08 and decided to go ahead and take SSI.
    ~~~~Good news! No more trollin', trollin', trollin' cuz the creep got a scoldin' from Sarge!!! I don't know what happened but I guess he made some sort of a nasty comment on the photo of Aero and Lala. Bee even told MM to "f" off!
    Take care!