14 hours ago
Saturday, October 12, 2013
STILL working on my mothers house. I am painting the inside.
I hired my ex-husband - that lasted three days before I fired my ex-husband. Oh, and he was really mad when I fired him. He got sick about the day he started to help me - then I got what he had days later. But I was sick then for weeks. I will not complain - better now, then before an auction - or while my mom was sick. He told me it was basically a summer cold. He lied, and since I never touched him - just painted near him, I have no clue why I got sick. And it was not gone in 14 days - it lasted nearly a month.
So I am painting alone. I am slow. And after buying paint - I am painting bedrooms, and closets, and ceilings. My friend helped me pick out the ceiling paint color - ceiling white of course, but who knew that there were so many colors of ceiling white. I don't mind painting. I am listening to audiobooks - and am on the fourth book.
I scheduled them to deliver the bathroom vinyl and living / dining / hallway carpet on Nov 4 - so that it sort of backs me up against a time deadline to help me get my butt out there to finish. I do not have to have the bedrooms done by then, just where they will put carpet, and the ceiling above that vinyl and carpet.
The roofers came and re-roofed moms house, porch, shed, and garage in a single day.
So basically - things are moving slowly forward.
I have my new washer and dryer - I donated all my non-HE detergent to a local womens shelter. I had more than 10 gallons because I buy it on sale. They were glad to get it, and very nice. Detergent was at the top of their want list, so it worked out.
And I turned another year older.
I took some before photos of where I am painting. My mom liked to paint one wall dark - so that wall is always taking more paint. Usually three coats, sometimes four. I started painting the bathroom which was pink - the tub is that peach from the 1960's so not every color was good - but I am going to a medium gray. I have three thin coats on now, and I am guessing it will take eight coats to cover. But I like the gray. I picked out the vinyl to match the tub, and then the wall color from another color in the vinyl.
I keep telling myself that my mom painted all of these rooms, and she painted alone, I can do it too. And that it is easier for me than her because she had all the furniture still in the rooms to deal with.
I count how much I have done by the empty cans of paint. 4 so far.
It looks different - that is for sure. It feels less like my mom's house now.