I’m sitting here deciding what to write about and I happen to look at my hand. You know how things just catch you out of the corner of your eye? I was typing and I noticed my thumbnail was white in the corner of it. I’m thinking what the heck is on my thumb? I know I just took a shower about 20 minutes ago. Then I notice it’s paint. Hmmmnnnn. I guess some things don’t just wash right off in the shower, huh?
Back at the beginning of the summer I made a “honey I’ll do it list”. Seems I didn’t get around to doing a lot of the things on that list. One of those things was finishing painting the windows outside. I started it several months ago and I got both sides of the house (windows) and front (windows and door) done and them kind of ran out of steam. Then it rained for the next several days after that and then it got too frigging hot. That’s my story anyway.
So anyway hubby has been harping on me because I’ve had the screens off and keep telling him I’ll put them back on when I finish painting. They still aren’t on the windows yet. But now that it’s been getting a little cooler in the mornings, I decided to bite the bullet and finish the windows. I knew it was going to be a little more work because the other three sides only have one door and then windows. Over half of the windows are smaller ones. The back has 3 doors (actually like double doors even though one is stationary so 6 doors) and 8 windows and almost all of them are the bigger windows so it was going to take more time.
I got up early and made my coffee and checked my emails and then decided I needed to just get my butt up and get it over with. I gathered together my paint and brush and window tape and I was outside ready to go by 9:30. It took me quite a while to tape all those windows and the windows in the doors. I actually ran out of tape about a foot before I needed to but I figured I’d just have to be extra careful on the spot I was missing the tape. I think I did pretty good.
I definitely know that it needed it. The trim looked horrible, I had just kept putting it off.
Then I started on the window on the west side of the house and worked clockwise around the windows and doors so that was the sun was a little behind me instead of baring down on me all day. It didn’t start getting really hot until about 1:30 or so. I forgot how tiring it can be going up and down the step ladder all day. Good thing I didn’t need the big ladder! I got them all done and a couple of them I even got the second coat on and around 4:30 I ran out of steam. I did realize one thing. I am SERIOUSLY out of shape. Funny thing that what hurts the most (besides my low back) is my thumb and my right shoulder. I guess from gripping the paint brush and raising my right arm painting all day.
Even with the aches and pains I’m glad I got it done. I think I did pretty good! What do you think?