2008-05-18

Exhausted!

So exhausted, I just sat here for ten minutes after typing the title. At this rate, I will be here all night trying to type a post.

Steve (the handyman at the complex here) and I just spent the day painting the office - the primer coat. Yes, we have to go back and do it again tomorrow. We are getting paid for this, over and above our regular pay, which is a good thing, because, OMG I had forgotten how hard it is physically to paint! Of course, I had also forgotten just how out of shape this body has gotten in the last couple of years. I suspect my arm is going to be quite swollen by the time we are done.

I should have taken a photo of the colour before we started. It is a DARK teal, more green, but not quite green and was badly painted to start with. All of the trim was painted the same colour! This is in a room that is 10' X 14' with one window that faces East. Not bad in the morning, but in the afternoon, especially in the winter when the sun sets at 4.00 p.m., it is just too dark.

We are painting it a honey yellow colour with white trim on the windows and doors. It will look soooo much better. In fact it does already, there was a can of mystery yellow left by the painters, that is not the colour that is in the building that is painted yellow, so we used it as the first coat, knowing that it would takes lots to cover that existing dark colour. It may still take two coats of the good paint, but it will be so pretty when it is done! It won't feel like a dungeon or anything.

Now if I could only convince the boss that there is something called Privacy Laws and she can't have the computer positioned so the tenants and anyone coming to view suites can see it (and anything on the desk) we might just be making progress. Of course, it would be nice to get her to stop decorating (to use the term loosely) in tacky-kitchy, but I suspect that will never happen. Oh well, at least it will look better!

I am going to have supper, a bath, then off to bed.

Have a good evening all.

7 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Isn't it funny how something so simple as wiping paint across the walls can be so tiring?

Get some rest! :-)

Jay said...

I don't mind painting too much. All the prep work is the biggest hassle. Sometimes it takes longer to do the prep than the actual painting. But, it's worth it.

Be sure to take some ibuprofen or tylenol before going to bed just to head off any soreness. ;-)

the Bag Lady said...

Hey sis - glad to hear you are getting some exercise.... :)

When you're done there, you can come and paint my house, 'kay? Of course, I can't pay you anything, but can certainly share some beef with you!

Hilary said...

Honey yellow sounds like a lovely colour. No doubt we'll see pics soon?

Hope you get a good sore-healing sleep.

Leah J. Utas said...

Dark teal with dark teal trim, huh? Ya just gotta wonder about some folk.
Glad you're on the job. Exercise is good, but please don't overdo it.

gr said...

the upside to painting is when it is done and looks good, but until then!

Jo said...

So that's what you meant when you said you were working hard! Painting rooms is so physically taxing---I'm always amazed at what hurts the next day.

From dark green to yellow...what a sunny change! I bet the room will look so much larger too.