Thursday, October 23, 2008

31 days to go!

31 days to go. My sister, niece and nephew are coming to spend Thanksgiving with us and I am SO excited about that. So my goal is to have all my Christmas decorating done before they come. Ususally this time of year I have a good start on putting up my thousands of Christmas lights. Well, I had this great idea that I would Paint the house first. I thought I could do the whole house in a week-end. WELL, I can't. I have just spent 5 days working on it and I have the FRONT done. That still leaves me 3 more sides to do. I am beginning to wonder "what was I thinking?" It isn't that it really needed painting but I wanted to change the color. I paint a lot.
I am not a fast painter because every spot has to be painted and I am a messy painter. But I do get the job done....eventually. The only other person I know who comes close to painting as much as I do is my sweet daugther -n-law Heather. Only she is a fast painter. She can paint a whole room while I am still getting it ready to paint. So I had 4 days this week that I could paint non-stop and guess what?? RAIN! It rained off and on today and it is predicted to rain all day tomorrow. 2 days of painting out. We (my dear husband) got all the new shutters put up and I did get the door painted and all the touch ups, but I had thought by the end of today I would have the first coat put on at least one of the sides, hopefully both sides. But no! So tomorrow if I can't paint I will do something else. It has been a great time of year to paint though. It has been rather cool and today it was very cool and next week it could even get too cool to paint. I think it needs to be around 70 degrees to paint. So I am hoping on Sat. to get a whole bunch of painting done. Anyway, when it is done I will post some pictures. I am pleased with the way it is turning out, I just wish I was finished. I also wasn't planning on having to put 2 coats on it, but since I am putting a darker color over a light color it needed two coats. Anyway, the next time this house gets painted it won't be by me.
Would love to hear what other people are doing this time of year. Has ANYONE started putting up Christmas lights yet??? Probably not. Let me know what you are doing this time of year.

3 comments:

Wife and Mom said...

You are not alone--except for the painting thing! I am delveloping a Christmas decorating plan as we speak. It is never too early--it goes too quickly for me.

Karen said...

I would do something like that; take on a huge project that turned out even bigger than I thought! Our neighbors put up all their lights, but we Minnesotans do that earlier because we don't like to be on the roof with the snow! Ours are probably going up this Sat. because it's supposed to be 60 (woo-hoo) and sunny. Any day now, winter will be upon us. . .

Alice said...

Wow! You are ambitious :). I don't paint. Bad things happen when I try. My dad used to do my painting for me. He was a wonderful man for a lot of reasons. Anyway, I am anxious to see how things look when you are done :). Have fun!