This blog chronicles my life as I try to balance healthy lifestyle habits with my husband's penchant for pizza rolls and my daughter's desire to watch iCarly 8 hours a day. It contains a mostly humorous, kind, and somewhat spiritual look at everyday life and the people who live it.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
TMPP vs. Mother Nature
And it rained.
And it is raining still.
Now I live in a shabby-chic-half-sanded-half-peeling-house. I am the bane of the neighborhood. The eyesore. The house everyone talks about: "aren't they ever going to finish painting that house?" I have complained about houses in neighborhoods where they didn't finish the paint job in what I considered to be a timely fashion. Now I'm that house.
So this week I'm going to try something new. I'm not going to plan to do any painting. I am going to focus on everything but house painting hoping to fool the gods of exterior painting into thinking I no longer care.
We began the TMPP with my confident statement: "yeah, it'll take about a month. We should be done by end of June." Mother Nature had a bit of a different schedule. She always wins.
Cost of paints and supplies so far: $500.
Cost of professional painter to do the work for me: $5000.
Ability to actually perform said work because the weather cooperates: priceless.