April 26, 2004

Sick Of Painting

I'm sick of painting. I can't stand the sight and smell of latex or oil-based paint any more. I can't stand brushes. I can't stand rollers. I can't stand Sherwin-Williams. I can't stand taping. I can't stand taking tape down. People do this for a living? How? Why?

With roughly one week remaining before I'm due to move in, most of the painting is complete, although there are rumblings that, if the girlfriend gets her way, we'll be repainting all the trim in the house all over again, which makes me want to bleed from the ears.

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I finally got all the carpet torn up, and all the carpet tacks yanked, and all the carpet strips crowbarred up and out of there. Now I have to sand the floors, and stain them, and seal them, and I have no idea where to even start doing any of that, and I'm sure I'll mess it all up ten or eleven times during the process, because that's the way things seem to be going.

And the lawn is getting long, and here I sit without a mower. And I'm travelling to San Antonio for work this weekend, which means a lot of stuff that should be done won't be done.

I want to be sleeping.

Posted by Ryan at April 26, 2004 11:00 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of home ownership. :) Reminds me of why I'm now in a condo. Have fun. :)

Posted by: bigdocmcd at April 26, 2004 11:53 AM

Geez, I'm starting to feel bad for you, Ryan. And then I remember that your house is twice as big as mine and I paid somewhere around 3x for mine.

And I've got a lawnmower!

Don't you know the vanilla in the paint trick? Add a teaspoon or so of vanilla extract to the paint and it takes away like 99% of the stink. If only it worked with puppy dogs and preganant wives.

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at April 26, 2004 01:42 PM

But you gotta get it done the first year. Second year you might become me. Mired in the "why bother?" phase. Yeah, I'll mow the stupid lawn...but I'm not getting worked up about everything else!

Posted by: Layne at April 26, 2004 02:52 PM

And then there's me who spent nearly all weekend working on my house either in the back yard, in the garage or on the deck.

My motivation is to increase the value of the place so that we can laugh even louder when we sell it and move back to Santa Cruz and away from the assholes next door.

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at April 26, 2004 04:41 PM

Didn't you read my previous comment about maintenance? I call them when I have paint problems :-)

Posted by: Mandy at April 27, 2004 08:14 PM
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