Quickie update on the progress:
There is some!
I am happy to report that ALL of the walls and ALL of the trim and doors have been sufficiently primer-ed.
In large part to Scott, an avowed wall painting hater, who rolled up his sleeves and finished the last 3 remaining walls before sundown.
I think he took pity on me, as I was simultaneously painting the 2nd coat of primer on the trim and keeping one eye on the darkening sky outside.
Since we removed Eva's light fixture, I work in daylight only.
Well, I could bring in lights, but it always casts shadows
and I end up being paint blind.
So, 6 hours of painting later - and one heck of a flair up in my carpal tunnel - and I'm ready to put color on the walls today.
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Obviously I am not one of those people who takes the time and forethought to paint different colored swaths of paint on the walls.
I pick a color and go for it.
Some things never change!
Eva and I debated the merit of each color last night,
as I laid in bed with my throbbing hand propped up on pillows.
She actually surprised me by grabbing one of my magazines and announcing "This one!" - while pointing to a page filled with pictures of something similar to the look I'm going for.
Now, trying to explain to her that it won't look EXACTLY like that,
but a spin on that.
Not sure if she understood that part.
And we really never decided on a color, because she went back and forth a couple of times. I told her what colors I had here - what I could accomplish by mixing colors - and when she fell asleep with her head on my shoulder, we were both still up in the air.
Hopefully, she'll like what I come up with.
So, I guess I'll go assume a zen-like state of mind in her room
and see what speaks to me.
And hopefully she'll be okay with it.
On a brighter note, in case you missed my announcement on FB,
we found out my first grandbaby is...
I made up the cute little vignette above for Savanna
to announce her news on her Facebook page.
My hands shook while I was putting it all together.
All of a sudden that cute little bump had a name...
And then I got to see more than a little bean...
And it hit my heart just how far North Carolina is from here.
I admit, I cried thinking of this itty bitty girl.
Now there's a huge bunch of other things to think and daydream about!
And there are planes, trains, and automobiles.
It's gotten light enough to paint, so I better get at it!