Painting on a SundayPosted: August 19, 2012
Every now and then the old homestead needs a good painting. This year happens to be “now and then.”
I like to paint. Until I get tired of painting. Fortunately, we’re only painting the front of the house for now so it’s not a huge job for two people. In fact, we finished faster than M was expecting, getting most of it done yesterday.
That’s a very good thing because some unexpected thunderstorms rolled through just as I was finishing up my portion this afternoon.
I do the big work using the big brush and the roller. M does the detail work.
My painting technique is wild, free, and maybe a little sloppy. M’s technique is spot on. We’re a good match.
We had brunch this morning with a colleague of M’s from India who cooked for us. The food was delightfully spicy and delicious. The conversation was lively and entertaining. A great way to start the day. The bonus was that the colleague fed us enough food to power us for the rest of the day so we were energized and ready to paint when we got home.
In other news… We bought a new, old car on Friday night. It was a long afternoon and evening (we didn’t have dinner until after 10pm), but we persevered until we got what we wanted. In a way, things have worked out well because we have the same model car, but it’s newer than the one involved in the crash. It’s also red, a big departure from our usual staid (and boring) gray. It’s a very pretty, sparkly red, something I didn’t think I would like since red is not in my top list of favorite colors.
Well, that’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for visiting. I hope your Sunday has brought you fun, good food, and a few nice surprises. If you’re in the mood to paint and like detail work, I’m sure M wouldn’t mind if you lend a hand. Or you can wait until I get ready to paint the living room and dining room sometime this fall. That should be fun, if I can ever get my colors worked out. I’d really like to bring in colors from the outside, colors I see around the pond. Bright and airy colors, though, since our winters tend to be gray. Maybe something along the lines of the Swedish style of decorating. Any suggestions?