Saturday, February 1, 2020

Saturday, crap now it is up to me!

     Well the painter will be here for less than an hour today to finish some caulking and then I will pay him and he is gone.  There is still a lot of touch up to do, but little Sis and I are going  to finish it up.  I think we can do it in a couple of hours and I don't have to pay her or myself.  There is some drywall work that has to be done in the Master bedroom and I will have this man back but I made him give me a bid.  His dry wall it great and actually his painting not bad just too slow.  I think he was eking it out to the last amount he could get.  But his inability to control his spending and life are not my problem. I tried to give him work and he just took advantage.

     I will need to pay bills late tonight and  the accountants office called and my appointment to have my taxes done is Monday at 11:30.  I have not even opened the packet and all the receipts and things are in a laundry basket in one of the bathroom.  I knew it was coming up, as I come in early to save money.  The closer you get to April 15th the higher the rates go.  So I will have to get taxes done tomorrow after church.  Yikes!

     Hubs and I are due at a candidate dinner tonight as we will serve on his committee as long as we are here. It will be nice to go out to a nice dinner, but that means I will have to clean up before 6 p.m. Just how much can I get done today?

     Hubs actually got all the doors put back up  in the hallway and I was disappointed in the tape I put around all the hardware.  I felt it bled a little too much and now I will have to do a lot of cleaning with a razor blade and  paint thinner.  No joke when you have 8 doors and two handles on each.  No rest for the wicked. Also there is touch up on a few doors, which is to be expected.

     I think I will start with mom's room and get that touched up a final time, as the carpet layers damaged the paint a little and the man that put in the molding left a few dings.The Lil sis and I can get it set up and the furniture put back.

     We will go upstairs and access what needs to be done and each of us will start on touch up.  Lil sis is a much better painter than I. We can start putting things back and tear the paper off the floor.  I wanted to get the bathroom taped and all the tile trim in there done, but I think I am biting off more than I can chew in a day.  All I can say is it is up to me now.  I can't complain about other people.  If I am living in a mess it is my fault.  Dang it was so easy to blame someone else for this chaos.  Now it is my fault.

     I am off, to get my paint clothes on and set the world on fire. Hopefully tonight I can take some pictures of our progress!  Tomorrows blog will have some results, I hope....

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

12 comments:

  1. No rest for the weary. All will look fab once done.

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    1. We worked hard yesterday and got a lot done, but nothing done done. Progress.

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  2. I am exhausted reading your post!

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  3. There is a green tape that is supposed to be better. I never had a problem with the blue tape when I used it. But, I never used tape when painting. I am/was an excellent painter. Mostly WAS. I just hate using a roller. I love the cutting in and trim. It is great you will go out to dinner since you will have more time to paint...lol.

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    1. I actually would probably be a good painter is I really worked at it.

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  4. You are making progress every day, I am looking forward to pictures!

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  5. That is so nice of your sister to help you out. Hopefully the work will go quickly. :)

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    1. She is great when it comes to this kind of stuff.

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  6. Green tape is supposed to be better but my painter told me to just use the brush end not the side when cutting in and I would have more control and not need it. Another told me to use an artist brush when cutting in. Excited to see how it goes.

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    1. I watched 3 youtube videos on finish trim and they really helped.

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