It never goes quite as planned
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/always-something-there-to-remind-me/
So, yesterday I waited for the painters to arrive to have a chat before going off for my walk. He was late, but no matter. They have started prep, and that’s what counts!
I took only a short walk in the ‘hood and found some nice flowers to shoot. I want some of these in my front yard after I am able to set things ups for landscaping (in other words, AFTER painting has been completed).
Nico paid me a visit while I was lounging in the living room after my walk (and while I was eating some lunch). He was being particularly brave yesterday for some reason.
Then I tried to prime the spare room. Looks ok from a distance (although as you can see I did not finish…)
Best laid plans in this house. As I was priming, this was happening:
So, I am guessing that there is still residue from wallpaper glue on the walls in a few spots. The only problem is that I can’t see where until I prime. So, today I need to sand out these spots on the primed walls, give all the other walls another rough sanding, and THEN prime everything again to see where I stand. I’ll probably have to sand out a few spots again, but I am hoping that once I prime again I will be ready for paint. I guess we’ll see. Going to be a long afternoon in the spare room.
Oh, and I also removed that other pitiful shrub from in front of the porch. I used this handy little tool called a ratchet – it works like spit (I don’t know where that expression comes from, so don’t ask). Anyway, only a couple of stumps left to pull out and I’m done on this side.
And here is what the painter did. He was on his own yesterday, and only there for a few hours as he was scoping the place out for his plan, but he did do a little scraping! There’s a whole crew out there today sanding and scraping, so it’s going to be a noisy day. Luckily I have a lot to do in the spare room (sigh…..)