I’m now at the one week mark. I’ve accomplished quite a bit this week. Unfortunately, I still have a lot left. No rest for the weary….
Today was more of a prep day, although a few big things were accomplished. Today, I was able to donate my old car to Wheels For Hope. Wheels For Hope is a charity that takes old cars, fixes them up, and gives them to people who are starting over after a hard time. It’s a cool idea. I also dropped off the latest round of mission donations.
Because my trash bins are full, I needed to find a new task for the next two days. Fortunately, there was a very simple task courtesy of now having the corner room clean – it is time to prep and paint it. Tonight, I prepped and purchased the paint. Tomorrow, I will spend the four hours it will take to paint the room.
I’ve also started doing research on how I want to paint my common room area. I wanted to give the walls an aged look like you see in Italian architecture (I have a weird obsession with Italy). Unfortunately, this looked like it would not be easy. I thought about hiring someone to do it. Then I found this – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqhu4I-bqqQ – which makes me think I can totally do this on my own. It will take a long, long time, but I can do it.
Now, you might be asking why I would spend such a long, long time painting with rags on walls when I could hire someone to do it. The answer is: because I am cheap. It only costs me the cost of paint to paint several rooms of my home. If I hire painters, I’ll have to pay them for their time. Considering that this isn’t just slap-rollers-on-the-wall painting, they’ll charge me extra for that. I don’t need to see the quotes; I know how this ends. I’ll be doing this myself. I probably won’t be able to do THAT until after the National Qualifier, though – not because I’m lazy but because I want to make sure I have the time to do it right.