We started the day off with my son’s friend showing up at 8:00 AM. Which was fine because I started rolling at 6. We cleared out the living room and moved OIL paint heaquarters to the patio. We went inside and I told him to help my son clear out the room. After about five minutes of doing more pred, I went to take another look. The buddy was sitting casually on the end of my son’s bed and my son was showing a box of junk he had kept forever. Well – the buddy was on the payroll. Nuh uh. He learned about work.
I had to cut more trim while my son continued his cleaning. The friend got a resperator and goggles and lived in an MDF cloud for better than an hour which included cleanup in the 101 degree heat. 16 year old kid started complaining he was tired and blah blah blah. I gave him advice in life – never tell the person paying you that your tired. That snapped him out of it and I spent the rest of the time complimenting his work.
Ok now my son was still putzing around with his room so I took buddy outside and we started priming in what soon became 107 degree heat. 1 oclock and he turned into a pumpkin. My son was still working on the room and this was happening to the living room.
I helped him get the stuff off the walls and it was off to lunch.
We got back and he proceeded to empty the room. I cut the carpet in half, threw it out and removed baseboard. Since he had spread ALL of his crap all over the living room, I elected to leave 2 large pieces of furniture in the room. We moved his big white desk then finished demo. I then patched the walls near the removed door trim the headed out into the hall and did the same thing around those doors. Got back to his room and he had FINALLY cleared it.
I found half a cup of paint and started touching up his room. I ran out and it was off to home depot. They color matched and then we ate.
Got started again at 7:00 PM. He did some priming while I did some oil painting and we quit before it got too dark outside. I went back in and painted the little bit of trim in the closet and his window sill. Finished at 9:45. What do I have to show – A BLOODY mess! That’s what!
All I can show is a decent shot of the mural.
We need that floor down tomorrow! I need his junk out of the living room! Goal – finish by Sunday. Work in parallel with the hall, So it finishes up as well. Time for rest.
-- A year into redoing my home - a year to go.