The kids and I are visiting my mum in Ballarat this week. Â Well, we sort of had to evacuate at short notice as we have some serious painting happening at home as of today. Â The painter was able to slot us in this week. Â There are too many paint fumes and dust for wee children and a mama (who took almost 6 months to rid herself of a cough) to be around.
I am expecting to return home to a vastly different colour scheme than I have been used to. Â So be gone you hideous colours and please paint gods/goddesses let the colours we chose be better. Â I have lost sleep over the idea of getting people in to help get the painting done. Â It seems so different when you are doing the job yourself, but paying someone to do it makes it more real, so to speak. Â All of a sudden, I found myself doubting the colours we had picked out for months and wanting to pick up every home magazine within reach to somehow prove our choice. Â I felt like I should have visited more paint shops for colour samples (like the 20,000 I had looked at already wasn’t anywhere near enough). Â I was a woman on the edge!
In reality, we have to use oil based paints for the windows and doors and it isn’t ideal for us to be home. Â Mind you, we have left Greg home to oversee the job and I hope he isn’t seeing double for his efforts. Â As I left today, the heady fumes were already wafting through the house, even with all the doors and windows ajar. Â Nothing like a stiff winter breeze and paint fumes to hurry a mama out the door and on to a 3 hour road trip!
I am both nervous and excited about the whole thing. Â We have never gotten someone to paint for us, but this job was bigger than either Greg or I could accomplish. Â Every single surface in our house has to be painted. Â It would take us a month of Sundays just to get the first coat done and it seems it takes at least three coast of paint to hide the previous colour, ceiling included. Â So now I will try to go off to sleep tonight, knowing that I have handed over a job that was doing my head in and feeling the peace of knowing I can move on to other things. Â I’d like to think knitting and craft, but Greg reminded me of all the house jobs that needed doing. Â Nothing like bring a mama down with a thud!
I hope you are able to find a little more peace in your week. Â Jacinta x