Sunday, June 29, 2008
my blue doors
I spent a good part of my day painting the exterior doors of the new house. There are some projects I can get into, like painting doors, and some I can't, like insulation or drywall. Luckily we have someone who is willing to do the latter two.
The picture to the left is the "front" entrance, actually on the west side of the house. To the right is the "back" entrance, which will be used primarily for bringing firewood in. But both benefit from a coat of ocean blue paint. I also painted the insides a light almond color, which was not nearly as dramatic as the blue, but it looked good. I should mention, Starflower helped, and did a very good job, with the interior of the front door.
As I mentioned, I had someone who was willing to do drywall. Calvin was in charge of screwing for the day. (How bad does that sound!) And our good friend Chris was the general drywall contractor of the day. And if that isn't good enough, he's also willing (for a reasonable fee, of course) to come back some day this week and do the taping and mudding! I was really dreading doing that myself. I'll gladly paint, but drywall finish isn't my strong point.
So now we have two rooms which actually look like rooms. Only a few more to go...
While we worked, we listened to the MN Twins game, as pitcher Kevin Slowey shut out Milwaukee and the team dominated their stint with National League play, against some formidable pitchers no less. This young team amazes me. They are absolutely fun to watch. By all logic, they should not be winning so many games, but they are. I made sure I got my votes in for Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau for the All Star team.