Sunday, October 4, 2009

Painting part 2 and other stuff

Finished painting today.
Only took about 9 hours.

Chyann and occasionally Caden
gave me a hand.
And now I know why when I was a kid
my Dad would run me off when he painted.
And he painted every year, inside and out.
I believe his exact words were
"Get the hell out of here kid!"

(She wrote Chyann Rocks)

They got paint all over the floor, wood trim,
and themselves.

Really it wasn't so bad....
I was patient...

Anyhow, as you can see the paint I was covering up
was quite dark. It took four coats of primer.
If I ever get it into my head to paint ANYTHING
that dark again I will need a swift kick!!
What a pain.

Digital cameras are a wonder because
I can delete all the junk pictures the kids take.
When I had a 35mm
I'd take the film to be developed and
end up throwing half away.
You would not believe how many animal/floor shots
my kids took. I even had a very clear picture
of toilet contents one time. Someone
who will remain nameless, was very
impressed with their waste.

I down loaded my camera this am
and there was over 45 pictures on it and I knew
I'd only taken two.
Most were Chyann taking self-portraits.

This is the yellow I picked out.
It is nice and cheery.
Makes me feel good just looking at it.

A ginormous carrot from the garden also.
I need to get out there and pick the rest.

Not sure what I'll do today, other than
laundry of course.

We've been invited to a Horsey day at
our horse trainer Jen's place, but
I've got a lot of stuff to get organized
before I start my new job tomorrow.

I'll be working at United Health Group (UHG)
in Eau Clare. It's a temp position for
their Annual Enrollment for seniors.
I worked there last Oct thru Mar on
the 3p to 1130p shift and I'm so glad I
got the 6a to 23op shift this time!
My honey and I can car pool.
Only draw back, having to get up at 415a
to be on the road by 515a. YIKES!


PAK ART said...

Your kids are so funny...a picture of the contents of the toilet? that's just gross. However, I love Chyann's artistic style. I can only imagine how much harder it was having kids "helping". Been there, done that!

crochet lady said...

I remember wanting to help paint when I was younger too, what was I thinking?
Your paint job turned out well. It is really hard to cover up dark paint.

Hope the start to your job goes well, so glad you got those better hours, but 4:15 is really early!

tainterturtles said...

Wow Kellie, I can't believe you painted for that long a time. It looks very nice. Glad to know the kids wanted to help you, hee, hee!

Good luck tomorrow at your new part-time job. We will miss you
@ the library.

PS. I'm cracking the whip on Krissy, no slacking for that girl, HA!

Lisa said...

Next time make sure you have a good primer. It should only take one coat of primer no matter how dark the paint. That's what I do for a living. I tell my clients that 89% of all paint failures are because of poor wall prep. So that means the best primer you can afford.

Zinzzer primers are the best and they are available in the USA.

Just a thought for next time!

Good luck.

Aunt Krissy said...

I hope that you had a good day today ant the new job! I like that yellow. It will be a cheerfull room to walk into.

Anonymous said...

Kellie.. that is a great color.
enjoy the new job. think of the quality time you and your sweetie get to spend together every day!!

hi to everyone for me.