Archive for June 15th, 2008


The main problem with a two-color paint job is that there is twice the clean-up.

Not that I’m complaining, mind you, because I managed to avoid having to do any painting.  I waited long enough that Mark was able to tackle it this weekend.  With the boys.

They’ve done the lion’s share of the rolling.

The yellow didn’t cover the purple (or pink) that was there before real well, so it’ll likely need another coat.  But it’ll be finished with a different roller, the nap on the roller used for the yellow wasn’t as good, which is why I’m washing all of the brushes and rollers.

I love how the paint cans say ONE COAT COVERAGE.  Yeah, if you are painting on WHITE, I suppose.  Not so much when it is a dark purple underneath.

The colors on the RADAR continue to be scary off and on.  We had a tornado warning in the middle of the afternoon yesterday, and another one again in the middle of the night.  I’m not sure what woke me up, the wind I suppose.  Mark was going to roll over and go back to sleep, but I made him turn on the TV.  Tornado warning, the storm was pointing straight at us.

After the Parkersburg tornado, I found myself thinking about what it would be like if hit here, but consoled myself with the though that even though tornados can happen, it was unlikely we’d be hit.  Sitting in the basement last night during the 2nd tornado warning in 24 hours, I felt sick to my stomach.

I feel a little bit guilty doing normal quilty things, but I don’t know what else to do.  I can’t just sit and watch the 24 hour coverage of the flooding that continues.  I’ve gotten some piecing done, some quilting done, and even some knitting done in the last few days.  Nothing much to show yet, though.

On a happier note, I’ll leave you with some more pretty colors.  Make note of the clever shelving my DH put together for me.




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