Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Thank Fuck That's Finished!



At last the mammoth task of the painting of the living room is finished. I always hate lifting the dust sheets as I usually find a patch on the carpet/floor where paint has seeped through without me knowing. It's not the fact that there is a mess that gets to me, as I take that as a given, I am not the tidiest of painters, after all it's something I only do every bloody holiday not ever day to earn a living after serving a three year apprenticeship,  it's the withering looks which every now and then turn into disappointment  that I receive from the other half that really piss me off. However this time no noticeable spillages,  a few spots here and there but nothing even half major. The only thing is that after inspecting the floor and especially the bit that the three seater sits on I've realised that the floor seriously needs varnishing as the part that sees the traffic has virtually no sheen left on it at all. But that will have to wait as I don't intend to start that this side of Christmas.

The big downside of this home improvement shit is that I have had little, wait,  make that absolutely no time to spend thinking about blog post. I know it's hard to believe but some effort does go into the posts here. So here is a track from Stephin Merritt's Magnetic Fields that came on the ipod while I was involved in covering myself in emulsion and white gloss. That's another thing,  who the fuck thinks up the name for the "shades" of paint these days. The one that I was liberally spreading over the walls was called Mizzle, a mixture of mist and drizzle, what that looks like,  your guess as good as mine, not the same colour that our living room walls now are that's for sure. Fucking Mizzle! Anyway, the song  comes from 69 Love Songs which has been rather neglected in my household over the past couple of years a situation that will be rectified this weekend when my music room, the room L refers to as the dining room is empty of all the shit from the room across the hall.

The Magnetic Fields - Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits

5 comments:

charity chic said...

An excellent painting rant this morning Drew

Luca said...

I have the deepest respect for you. Although I do my fair share of housework, painting and varnishing are not my thing. Be proud.

Webbie - FootieAndMusic said...

I'm disappointed that you didn't set up a live web cam so we could watch the paint dry.

Brian said...

Mizzle! Laugh of the day. Welcome back from domestic hell. Dexys and Magnetic Fields made for a nice soundtrack though...

Swiss Adam said...

We have a room called the dining room. Never eat in it. Doesn't even have a table in it.