Watch This Space

This is going to be a brief post because I sanded the skin off my fingertips. Also on a side note “OW” don’t do that it hurts.

I’m torn between pointing out that I’m trying to do this as fast as possible because I can feel the writing momentum dying, and just showering you with a series of funnies about “things I’ve learned”.

Being me, this means that it’s the funny all the way down.

So, things I’ve learned

Putting on more paint to get it done faster just gets you drippage.

Ladders are always on the floor where you don’t need them

If the painting crew rings the doorbell between 8 and 10 am you’ll both be naked, whatever the time.

If the painters ring when you’re both naked, send the guy out, he’s less likely to be embarrassed (at least after he pulls on his under wear.)

Locking cats up for 2 weeks is bad and they’re on the edge of clinical depression. they even forgot to fight with each other. I’m afraid this is because they’re both plotting against us.

The paint always takes longer to dry than you expect. Longer than what? Just longer.

You’re never too tired.

Oh, and what Heinlein said relating to Ramses and Cheops: no construction work will be done on time and under budget.

Also how can I pack the kitchen and still cook?

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  1. “Also how can I pack the kitchen and still cook?”
    Planning, planning, paper plates and plastic forks, and the cooking dishes are the last thing out of the kitchen.

    “Ladders are always on the floor where you don’t need them.”
    …and you had that ladder on that floor for that project that you were supposed to be doing.

    “If the painting crew rings the doorbell between 8 and 10 am you’ll both be naked, whatever the time.”
    At least one of you doesn’t have tentacles, because I’ve seen how hentai like that ends.

    1. The little countertop microwave did not go with the packed stuff, it stayed with me and moved in the travel trailer. But I can and do cook just about anything and everything in the microwave (and so can you — Betty Crocker Cookbook needs no adjustment other than time, and everything other than cookies, yeast bread, and pie crust works).

  2. Also how can I pack the kitchen and still cook?

    I had a rice cooker with a sauté feature, and a foot-locker of the other bits and pieces, and we ate a LOT of wraps with rotisserie chicken.

    ….not so helpful for someone that can’t eat carbs.

    1. I ended up buying one extra sacuepan (3 quart). Everything else I could split. I’m mostly moved out of the old place now, but I still need to run one last load.

  3. If the painting crew rings the doorbell between 8 and 10 am you’ll both be naked, whatever the time.

    Wait, the painting crew will be naked when they ring your doorbell? Are you sure that the website you used to hire these painters wasn’t some kind of amateur porn site? : – )

  4. The weird painting style I have now is a brush in one hand and a roller in the other. Slop paint on with the brush and even it out with the roller.

    Mind you, we’re using paint with primer, and I’m mostly doing that on furniture (not the good stuff!), but it’s a viable technique to keep from drips even on walls.

  5. I didn’t cook. I took advantage of the miracle of a modern supermarket:
    Salad in a bag, rolls, deli meat and cheese all served on paper plates. Water (or milk) in paper cups.
    It’s a better diet than fast food and less expensive.

    1. Supermarkets are a great alternatives to fast food during a car trip, too. Sometimes they even have a little place to eat (or go find a park).

  6. Don’t forget: Paint-proof masking tape isn’t. Straight-edges aren’t. The no-show guaranteed paint . . . will show the under-color very nicely, just somewhat toned down. And whoever says, “This new tool will make scraping paint so much easier,” is lying like a politician on the day before a close election.

  7. If you don’t mind not having much feeling for a few days, a dab of superglue makes a pretty good liquid bandage for damaged fingertips.
    (Actual Liquid Bandage stings like the dickens, and rubs right off. I don’t recommend it.)

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