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Old 09-28-2010, 08:42 AM   #5641
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Wow, this must be the season for painting. I had some ceiling damage from a leaky roof (covered by insurance). The ceiling was repaired and painted a couple of weeks ago. I decided to hire the painter for wall painting too since my walls are getting a little shabby.

He showed up this morning and now I have a freshly painted room for my computer and small TV. He will come tomorrow for the bathroom and hallway. Don't know yet when he will tackle the living/dining/kitchen area AND my basement. He is very reasonable cost wise and paints much faster than what I would be able to....he's a bargain.
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You can cross me off the list of those having their house interiors painted, because my painter is done, done, done!!! At least he is done with the inside of my house. He painted every single room in the house except the dressing room that I painted earlier. He even painted the closets and all cabinets, not to mention curio nooks and all the molding (and my house has a lot). Having the entire interior of my house freshly painted in coordinated neutral earth tones with complementary trim colors makes a world of difference. Originally I just wanted to paint a couple of rooms, but my realtor persuaded me to have all of them painted and I am so glad he did.

Tomorrow my painter does the shutters and front door, and will spend some time doing last minute touch-ups and cleanup. Today I cut back the shrubs to make painting the shutters a little easier for him.

Next? Fresh new carpet installed throughout the entire house (except the kitchen, bathrooms, and hallway, that are not carpeted). Also the roofer is coming this week to install a new attic ventilation fan.

The new paint definitely screams "Buy me! Buy me!"
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Eight-hour flight from Houston to Honolulu.

There's no place like home. It's good to see the Ko'olau again.

5-7 feet on the south shore tomorrow: dawn patrol.
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I invited a neighbor over for supper tonight...have chili slow cookin' on the stove.

Took another pic of my 'fluffies' in my backyard.
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I bartered my (80 pound) 42" plasma TV for some of the painting work. That's one heavy, fragile thing that I won't have to move north.

I'll buy a cheap, 10 pound, 19" flatscreen TV to use temporarily. I can put it in my bedroom after the move.

I am so glad to be done with all the painting, both inside and out. Now, the roofer!
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Went to the farmers market. Mennonite lady gave me some free gizzards.

Plumber did not show up.
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90-mile motorcycle ride before the monsoon starts for the next couple of days.

Went to see DW who is pet-sitting for her brother & SIL again while they're off on a trip spending money they don't have since they just took out a loan to pay off cc bills.

Played with a new toy, an X-rite Colorchecker to set the white balance in the camera so the colors are read accurately. Hey, it works! A print of the photo has the colors coming out with differences so slight they are almost imperceptible to my untrained eye.
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Love bbbamI's fluffies.....

Painter will start on living room/dining/kitchen tomorrow. My dog was driving me mad with the painter here. She is now at the kennel 'til Friday. For someone that is not doing the painting, I'm pooped. I removed all the wall hangings and moved the furniture away from the walls. I also undid the TV and VCR...hope I can put it back together. Appeasing the dog was also very tiring, probably the worse part. Tomorow, with no dog underfoot should be very peaceful.
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Painter will start on living room/dining/kitchen tomorrow. My dog was driving me mad with the painter here. She is now at the kennel 'til Friday. For someone that is not doing the painting, I'm pooped. I removed all the wall hangings and moved the furniture away from the walls. I also undid the TV and VCR...hope I can put it back together. Appeasing the dog was also very tiring, probably the worse part. Tomorow, with no dog underfoot should be very peaceful.
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Yes, I know about animals being underfoot. My cats walk just a few inches in front of me and kind of zigzag. It's no wonder I have problems with my back...I walk across the floor like I'm drunk.
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Yes, I know about animals being underfoot. My cats walk just a few inches in front of me and kind of zigzag. It's no wonder I have problems with my back...I walk across the floor like I'm drunk.
You do the 'kitty shuffle'?
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Yes...you'd think I'd be used to it by now. Ehh...but not so much....they still take me by surprise.
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Lovely 5-7 footers today on the south shore, and I'm finally figuring out my kid's 7'9" epoxy board. It's a lot more nimble than both my 9'0" and me. Not good or bad but definitely different.

A couple more years' practice and maybe I'll get something out of the 6'10" that's been sitting in our garage since 2004.
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I went into the office until noon and then I left to go to the dentist to get a root canal done which went very well.

In the afternoon I just hung around the house not wanting to do much.
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Got up early enough to meet a friend for lunch at 12:30. My friend works at the cop station...a couple of suggestions were made about me coming back. Eh...don't think so at this point.

Went to a department store to pick up a few items. A man touched me on the arm and showed me a package of men's underwear. He said he was thinkin' of changin' styles..and what did I think..?
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Was my 6 month visit to the dentist. Cleaning, some xrays, inspection; everything holding up.

Plumber came to check up on boiler for winter. Pressure gauge is broken (31 years); I think the boiler is older than the plumber.
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How did he know what kind of underwear you were wearing?!?

Oh, wait, maybe I misread that...
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....A man touched me on the arm and showed me a package of men's underwear. He said he was thinkin' of changin' styles..and what did I think..?
I guess it would depend--did he have a nice package?
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