This past weekend I attacked our walk-through wardrobe with white paint and brushes – sadly much too fiddly for rollers.
The whole endeavour took forever, so long that I had time for little else other than some more paint acquisition (for graffiti abatement – argh!), light housework and a couple of satisfying 4-5km(ish) runs.
But AT LAST the majority of ThePalace(OfLove) painting is complete!!
Well, all save the doors, the inside of the babies’ built-in wardrobes and all of Bessie’s bedroom. Sadly we cannot progress with her room because in the new year we will pay a small fortune to have the top balcony properly repaired (as in ripped up, re-waterproofed and re-tiled). This is because the recent incessant rain laughed in the face of the insurance repairs and we had some quite dreadful leaking – mostly confined to Bessie’s room which is directly under it.
But still – hurrah! Very amazing what you can achieve when you’re motivated. Most credit to Don who did most of the motivating.
While painting, I busted out my phone and nifty portable Bluetooth speaker and listened to podcasts, viz: serial (last episode) , this american life , the virtual memories podcast and John Safran’s true crime (this last one is surprisingly interesting).
This was so great that I have subsequently pondered giving audiobooks a crack – despite my previous strong aversion to such things. But Holy!Goodness! Upon investigation, they are not inexpensive, so maybe I’ll consider the pondering a while longer.
Meanwhile, I’ll spend some time basking in the sparkly white glow before we tackle the wretched doors in the new year.