By myself. All alone. On Tuesday. I painted that fence for 8 hours. By myself. With oil based paint. Have I ever mentioned I am the messiest painter in the world. When I paint it looks like I take a bath in it. No matter what it is that I am painting. This is oil based paint that doesn't come off very easy. I have really white streaks in my hair now. I also have white paint tattoos.
So without further ado, here is my fence.
|The front of the fence|
|The side of the fence|
The fuzz from the glove stuck to the fence. So I ended up with a little roller. I can paint three sides of one side of the fence. Then I go on the inside of the fence and paint that side. It took me about an hour per section. I have exactly the same amount to go. One more side and the back of the fence. I was so sore yesterday I could hardly move. Plus I got so sunburned because I was trying to get rid of my okie tan. You know when you wear short sleeves and you have a line? So I tore the sleeves off of one of Ron's old t-shirts and my oldest shorts and painted all day. Yes, vanity, vanity. I was a wreck when I did finally come into the house. I am ready to finish the job now though, I am not as sore as I was. I can at least get up out of a chair without wanting to cry.
I do not like oil based paint.
This last weekend for Nik's birthday, earlier in the year, Emilie talked to a man who is a magician while she was standing in line at a grocery store. She had never heard of this place called the Magic Castle.
You have to be invited by someone who works there or knows someone.
It is very exclusive and its really hard to get to go there. There is a dress code so they all dressed up and drove down to Hollywood.
I had never heard of the place until they started planning on going there.
Our oldest grand daughter turned 9 this year. I was so happy when I saw the pictures from her birthday, because all nine of our grand kids were in the same place. Ben and Megan had made it to Kessie's and Ryan's house and the kids were able to spend time with all of their cousins. For my Mother's Day that made me so happy to know all of the kids were together and Ben and Megan were once again with family.
So life has changed a lot in five years. Change is good. It keeps me from getting in a rut. I am though, hoping I can slow down pretty quick. I still blame this fit bit. I sure sat a lot more before I got it.
I just want to thank you so much for stopping by what is turning out to be my once in a while blog.
I hope wherever you are life is wonderful and perfect like today has been weather wise.
A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
---Ralph Waldo Emerson.