A JOB, WELL, DONE...

July 14, 2002

House Painting

3 gallons "Moonlight White" exterior latex............................................$120
1.5 gallon exterior primer.........................................................................   60
Misc. paint supplies..................................................................................   20
22 hours of scraping, cleaning with TSP, priming, painting, cleanup...... free
Brownie Points Accumulated....................................................................PRICELESS



It started out as a commitment to paint the exterior of our house this spring, followed by regret for having made that commitment public in my newsletter - because the weather was crappy for weeks after that, and I'm sure as a direct result of that commitment. Last weekend, I started the surface preparation in earnest, and this past Thursday and Friday I did the bulk of the scraping, and the cleaning with trisodium phosphate, and the priming and the actual painting. This morning , I finished the job...
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BEFORE

The Artist at work
AFTER
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The Artist at Rest
(self-portrait, digital camera)