There's no such thing as an easy job
Yesterday I started painting my blue front door purple. I was hoping to get this job done before we went to see my son at camp. Of course, this was not to be. As soon as I started the first brush stroke, I realized I would have to do at least two coats of paint. Then I got paint on the white trim and it dried by the time I saw it to wipe it off. Later, unbeknownst to me, the end of my rag had landed in the can of paint and it left a big splotch on the stoop. I asked HOH (hunk of husband) to see if we had paint thinner. Cleaning the stoop took longer than painting the two side panels.
After we got back from camp, I continued my 'easy' project. I got more paint on the white trim and then I accidentally stepped on the paint can cover...errrghhh!!!
Today all I have left to do is put another coat on the door (the side panels are done). I will have to pick up some white paint trim sometime before winter. I did have a slight urge to paint the trim and stoop purple as well because that would have been easier but I stopped myself....whew!
I also started trimming the bushes yesterday. HOH came running to point out the wires I should not cut but I can never see. I finally asked him to remove the wires for the spotlights which we use to light up the flag at night. We used to have a hedge trimmer you plug in but I kept cutting the extension cords so HOH finally got me a battery operated one which does not work as well as the other one but better than the other one if I cut the cord!
I got about halfway through and my walking friend called to see if I wanted to go for a walk and I did so I will try to finish the bushes today as well as painting the door.
Family Update. Today is my son's last day at Kamp Kermit. I put a note in his lunch today for the first time. (I do this all the time with my daughter). HOH went back to work today probably because I had him doing all sorts of stuff at home while he was supposed to be on vacation...poor guy. I am looking forward to when my daughter is coming home this weekend. I have to remember to tell her the dog is missing her,too, because she went into her room and took one of her stuffed animals! Usually first thing in the morning the dog wants to go outside but not today.
Have a good one!