Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Not Michellangelo

I tried painting the top part of the wall in Ady's room. I started nice and slow trying to make sure I didn't get any on the ceiling. I wanted to be sure that I didn't get any on the ceiling so I didn't have to paint it blue also. Lo and behold my edging skills suck. I went almost 1 foot along one wall before I got a bunch of paint on the ceiling. I quickly grabbed the towel and tried wiping it off. It didn't even smudge it. This paint must be the fastest drying in the history of paint. I kept going but I was unable to get the wall all the way to the top without getting it on the ceiling. I was being very careful and not even putting the bristles of the brush that would be against the ceiling into the paint, but somehow I still got paint on the ceiling.

After about 4 feet I got frustrated because I had already screwed up all 4 feet. I decided that I was going to be stuck painting the entire ceiling blue anyway, so I just hurried up and finished the rest of the room, not worrying too much about getting it on the ceiling. I still tried to keep it close to the corner.

Once I was done, although not very happy about how well it went I decided to go ahead and get the grass cut too. I got almost 6 feet along the garden cut, when I must have pushed the lawn mower over the brick border for the garden. The brick broke in half and went flying against my leg. I stopped ran inside and iced it for safety. Needless to say, the rest of my evening hasn't been great. Erin and I talked a lot, none of which was very good about the paint.

Well, as it appears now, there will be people over on Saturday to work on painting clouds in Ady's room, so I guess I'm going to have to finish painting the ceiling blue between now and then. I'm open to any and all painting tips so it doesn't happen again.