For the record, that title is supposed to be reminiscent of Saturday morning cartoon blocks from back in the day, which don’t seem to be the same now as they once were.
As the title implies, we painted today. A lot. We woke up around 9 or 9:30, got up a little later and Amanda went to get more paint while I started to finish the Green Grandma Room. I finished the trim on two of the four walls when Amanda got home with bagels from Dunkin Donuts, paint and a little rectangular tool with small wheels on one side made for doing trim. That thing rocked; best $3 investment I’ve ever seen.
Normally of course, you have to be very carfeul painting around the edges of the walls, like the ceiling and the floor. This thing made it so fast and easy. I definitely recommend picking one up. Sometimes there’s a very thin line between said edges and the paint, but it’s very minor and if you put on enough paint initially, it’s easy to push it up to fill the space if you’re worried about it.
Anyway, I had some of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers CD playing while we finished up the Green Grandma Room and again while I finished up the office. It took me a while because I went around the room twice to closely inspect the walls for any places that were kind of thin or spotty, which we’ve had to do with every room so far and will probably have to do for every room hereafter. By the time I finished that up Amanda had finished the trim in the living room. We removed the six tall, narrow mirrors that were in the corner using floss to cut them away from the wall like Ben had suggested last week, but we were left with about 24 strips of sticky. Amanda worked hard on removing some with Goo Gone, soap and a paper towel. I had sugested using a razor, but she used the full box cutter to (understandably) little avail. I took over with the razor by itself and she moved on to painting the rest of the room.
We had So I Married an Axe Murderer (Amanda had never seen it, and since we were really only listening to it, I guess she still hasn’t) on the TV while we were doing this, and followed it up with the end of a World’s Strongest Man competition, which gave way to a pre-game discussion and half of a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons. As much as I like college ball, I’ve never been one to watch an NBA game, and this was, in fact, the most involved I’d ever been in one. The Pistons were heavily favored.
By the time I got all the sticky off the wall to my satisfaction, Amanda was really far along with the rest of the room. I started on the stairwell and we both finished at about the same time. She actually finished a little before I did and helped me with the last little bit. The living room is all a light brown now, and it looks really nice. In different lights and different places, it appears anywhere from something close to a mauve (because of the reddish reflection off the couch) to an olive green.
We had pushed the couches a good way off the walls to paint, and decided we liked them like that so we’ve decided to try out the living room setup like that for now.
After we sat down for a minute we decided to go to Ruby Tuesdays. We both had the salad bar and the loaded baked potato. The salad bar was really pretty good, and it was the reason Amanda wanted to go there.
When we got home we watched the season finale of Supernatural. The way they left it was pretty good, in case the show show doesn’t get picked back up. If it doesn’t get picked back up, you get left with the impression that the brothers and their dad are dead, which would be a hell of a way to end a show. I’ve said it before, but I really like that show when we watch it. Very underrated, in my opinion.