Thursday, August 12, 2010

What was I thinking?

Or was I thinking at all?

I bought fresh corn tonight. What made me think that I'd be able to cook once the apartment-painting got started in earnest is beyond me. As of today, I no longer have a clean sink in which to wash the pots. It'll be eat out or take-out for the next few days. And Shabbat dinner will have to be edible at room temperate or straight from the refrigerator--the hot-tray has temporarily disappeared.

We put a pile of clothes in a suitcase so that we'd be able to find them. Then the painters "buried" the suitcase. It took us over half an hour to unearth it.

I wish we hadn't gone along with the head painter's suggestion that the whole apartment be painted in semi-gloss. Fortunately, they haven't gotten to the living room/dining room or the entrance foyer yet, so all is not lost. But the bedrooms sure are shiny.

Rav todot, many thanks, to my husband, who managed to dig out my tallit and tefillin this morning.


Anonymous Too Old to Jewschool Steve said...

Your painter was trying to unload some surplus paint on you. Bedrooms are never painted semigloss. Maybe "pearl" which has a slight sheen, but not semi-gloss. And don't let him sell you on the "washability" factor -- today, all good quality paints, if applied according to manufacturers' specs, are washable. Of course, if your contractor won't take the time to wash the walls, wait until they are dry, patch/sand where necessary and wait until fully cured, then prime, wait until dry and then apply at least one, if not two, topcoats, you are not getting a job worth paying for. And I've rolled a lot of paint over the years. It's all about the prep.

Fri Aug 13, 03:01:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Well, we were dumb enough to fall for it. But we switched to an "eggshell" paint (probably what you call "pearl") for the living room, dining area, hall and entrance foyer. We also switched from White Dove, my husband's color choice, to the slightly-brighter Atrium White, my choice, for the eggshell-finished areas. Considering how bright the semi-gloss is, it's probably just as well that we used a less-bright white for the bedrooms.

Our painters did plenty of spackling/plastering (whatever), but they didn't wash the walls. I don't remember ever having had a painter who washed the walls. Nu, Steve, next time, maybe we'll hire you! :)

Fri Aug 13, 03:19:00 PM 2010  

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