Boy, it sure does take a long time to paint a house when you have a limited time schedule. To start off the week, Brad had his first experience texturing a ceiling on Monday. We had to cover up where a swamp cooler used to be in the hallway. He did a really good job, and now you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference. Wednesday was another painting day. Tanya, Janel, and Mikey came over and painted the army room. It needed two coats of primer to cover up all that lovely green, and all those lovely holes. They also painted the ceilings in the kitchen, living room, entry, and hallway. By Saturday of this week we were able to get the final coat on the walls of the kitchen, living room, entry and hallways. Thanks for all the help yesterday: Nathan, Rex, Tanya, Dad and Mom (Winter), and Mikey. Throughout the day, everyone kept noting how our next door neighbors were having a party and how jealous they were of the blow-up bouncy room inflated in their back yard. Well, right as we started the cleaning up process, Brad commented to our neighbors about how cool their bouncy room was. And the good neighbors that they are, they invited everyone over to have a go in the big blow-up toy. I think that pretty much made Brad's day. Not only did everyone get to have some fun in the bouncy room, our nice neighbors provided us with the left over food from their son's birthday party. It was really nice of them especially since I didn't have anything planned for dinner. Mikey, Brad, and Nathan stayed up until midnight taking tape off the walls. It is really great to see the front room without accents of bright blue tape. Thanks again everyone for your help. We couldn't get this all done without it. I am not much use in my "current state." I attempted to paint yesterday, but trying to stand up or just move around and not touch wet paint is more than a chore with a big belly. Anyway, thanks again. We are so much closer to having some semblance of order in our new home!
Brad, Nate, and Rex showing our new neighbors
just how mature we are
We were too lazy to get a ladder,
but not too lazy to be creative!
(we actually did end up getting the ladder out)
The fruits of stripping tape at midnight
And now the prettiest little preggy out there
(this was written by Brad)