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).

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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.

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Then I tried to prime the spare room.  Looks ok from a distance (although as you can see I did not finish…)

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Best laid plans in this house.  As I was priming, this was happening:

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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.

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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…..)

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Posted on July 21, 2015, in Daily Post and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Nice post and brilliant photos!

  2. Looks like a HUGE job! I take my hat off to you.

  3. I love these! ☺😊😀😁

  4. I love the stories of your refurbs, Em ! – they are genuinely interesting, and fun ! Nico reads a bit like my Lui – is he also neurotic beyond description ?

  5. Then he and Lui would be happy together, as it were – although that would mean their being miles apart, of course …

  6. Love the photo of half Nico’s face and one big eye! And the mallow that you saw on your walk – I wish I could grow that but the deer love it too much to leave any for me to enjoy (even though they’d already eaten my rudbeckia and Japanese anenome!). Hope the painting is going well.

    • Thanks! The deer haven’t encroached too much yet on this end of town, but it is probably just a matter of time (when they get tired of the park). Painting is pretty much done in the spare room, but there is more left to do! And the house is getting primed right now…so getting there…

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