Thursday, May 21, 2009

WHAT THE HECK? HOUSE PAINTING BLUES

Well, here it is Thursday. The house painting was begun Monday. My brother put in three 9-hour days and I thought it was a three-day job, including the powerwashing and caulking.

But here it is Thursday, and not only is it not finished, the dark paint has not even begun to be started. My brother went back to his regular construction job today so I painted and caulked (in the back of the house) and painted. Grrrr....
Needless to say, this is not what I envisioned when I hired my brother, who I thought would whip this job out in no time. And the paler color (Coconut Scent) is also not completely done - still need a second coat around the back of the house up high and over the deck - and the back door and front door still need painted...
OK, here's where I whine a little....I should have taken his cell phone and stomped on it about the 5th time it rang and the conversation took his time.
When I was 20 year's younger, I could do this. In fact, when I was 30 year's younger, I did this for pay, painting inside and outside for anyone who hired me. I don't remember how much I got paid but I remember coming home and falling asleep in the bathtub, I was so exhausted - and that was when I was much younger and stronger.
Well, we have a 3-day weekend and between me and Jerry painting the next few days, we should have it finished by Monday evening...I hope...so maybe you'll see a finished version of this project by then.

8 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

Groan:-C You will be so sore and your painting arm will be so tired. But the house is going to look really good. I like what I see so far.

Chris Beck said...

I can't tell you how many places I've painted over the years. When I was younger, it was relatively effortless and even kind of fun. But the thrill wore off sometime along the way. I sympathize with you -- hope all goes well.

Vicki Greene said...

I know it is so fustrating to have an unfinished project like this one. I do hope that you guys can wrap it up this weekend. It is going to be beautiful when finished - love the colors.

RHCarpenter said...

Sandy, it's my neck - I feel like Frankenstein with a bolt running through it! Thank you, Sandy, Chris, and Vicki, for your sympathy - keep it comin' as I'm back to the ladder and brush today :(

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

You have my sympathy. All those home jobs seem simpler than they turn out to be. You end up burning thru a good long weekend that should have been used for recreation.

Lost in wonder said...

Ouch! now I feel bad for mocking you about being watching instead of painting, hope you manage to get it done without so much pain Rhon, think about how good it's going to look when you're done!

Barbara Sailor said...

The older I get, the harder it is to accomplish these jobs at home. I think your house is looking just great - the coconut scent is beautiful. It is well worth the effort (easy for me to say, eh?)
Barb

RHCarpenter said...

I sure appreciate the sympathy, Bill (or Lisa?), Barb and Teresa! We could have finished it today (Sunday) but had to go to a birthday gathering that took time away from painting. Maybe 2 more hours to go...
tick tock...ouch...groan...tick tock.