It’s late and chilly. I’m under a heavy blanket, finding the sound of the quiet relaxing and comforting. I didn’t have to work today so it’s my Sunday. I think. I’m not sure…The days are starting to run together. It might be the paint fumes and spray cleaner.
I’m so tired and my body is sore in ways I don’t remember ever being sore before. If you look at my “step” counter you’d see I’ve taken 48,741 steps since Thursday morning. (5 days) I assure you that is not the case. I might have done that many squats while painting, though. (Okay, some of them were steps, but most were squats while painting.)
I managed to paint 4 and a half of the 5 and a half rooms we wanted to get done. The paint I had for the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room was the worst paint I’ve ever used. We don’t know if it was just old, had frozen or what, but it wouldn’t cover and then took forever to dry.
Luckily, I had a bunch of left over Valspar Ultra White from my house so I could use that upstairs. Alas, I don’t have enough paint for the last room so maybe I can do that tomorrow night? We’ll see if I can bring myself to put my painting clothes back on.
< rant >For the love of all things home improvement, if you use spackle, sand it please! It’s scrape, spackle, smooth, sand and then paint. Not smear some spackle on the wall and paint over it. REALLY NOW PEOPLE! Also, don’t use shitty paint, EVER! Both things just make the job of whomever paints next to be miserable. And I love painting walls. < / rant>
I might be doing the bulk of the painting, but Nik’s been logging time in the house too. Sunday he spent rebuilding the shed for the snow plow to go into. We found out tonight it leaks so he’ll be working on that some more. Yeah, we only have a few more weeks of winter left, but sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t get the memo to stop sending snow so we might need the plow into April. (Hopefully, by having it there we won’t need it.) I don’t really want to shovel that drive way again
He’s also been addressing some mice (ahh the perks of country life) and plumbing issues which knock on wood have been fixed so no more toilet leaking all over the floor every time it’s flushed. Not just a little leak, like puddle from under the toilet. EWWWW.
So much bleach has been used, but now it’s fixed. (Hopefully, it holds. There’s a slight problem he’s fixed but to do it right means you rip out the whole bathroom, the floor and everything else. Not happening on our dime.)
We’re working our butts off to get this house ready to move into. Literally my butt off. Today I wore a pair of jeans in a size smaller than usual so there’s that. Also, it went undocumented (but did garner some high fives) that I worked my last required teaching shift on a Saturday – maybe more on that later. There’s still so much to do. My movers are coming in 5 days and I still have to pack the rest of the house.
I think I’ll try to sleep and pretend that doesn’t freak me out.