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Wall washing in the guest bathroom.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Day 20 of exercise in 2017
Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning ⊗ 15 minutes 138 calories burned

It wasn't much, but I got some of it done. I hope Glidden paint covers well. Someone did a painting of dolphins jumping out of the water on the wall. When we looked at pictures of this house when it was on the market, before asking to see it, there was a matching shower curtain with dolphins jumping. When we moved into this house, the holes in the shower curtain were all torn up and it wouldn't hang up for bathing.

I move like a turtle or a slug now and wish I could pay to have work like this done. I guess a person familiarizes oneself to the flaws of their home by cleaning and maintaining it. I write things that need to be fixed onto my computer. When we have funds, I know right where to use them.

I hate to think about taping and painting the bathroom, but it needs done and it won't get done unless I do it. At our old house, I did the painting. Mom also helped me paint the whole house while I was pregnant with our daughter 38 years ago. I washed the walls and she painted while I was at work as a waitress.

Hubby had the men over from the church, when our children were little and told them not to paint the ceiling of the upstairs bathroom. He didn't think I would notice. Well, you can guess how that went! It was a shade darker than the rest of the bathroom and they had to paint the ceiling then touch up the splatters on the walls.

I have never understood why people try to skip parts of a job and they try to call it "good enough."

I used to work at a riding academy and the horses were tied to standing stalls side by side with just a board between them. I worked for free so I could ride the horses. One fellow was hired and he would dump sawdust over manure and make it look like the stall had been cleaned. My boss dressed in new jeans and expensive cowboy boots and went to go up beside a horse and stepped in horse manure. The fellow was fired. It wasn't hard to rake up the manure onto a shovel and put it into a wheelbarrow until there was enough to empty the wheelbarrow. But sad to say, that is how some people do their job.

I was a shovel operator. Steam or electric?

Scoop, lol!
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  • APPLEPIEAPPLE
    I am sorry I have not visited in awhile. This new SparkPeople website made it hard for me to find my friend feed. Now I have it, so I should be more around. Cleaning the barn is important but why was the rich dude so upset. If he likes horses, he should know there poop can come at any time! What if it happened just as the guy finished the job?
    1169 days ago
  • MAMISHELI53
    I know what you mean about moving like a slug!
    Eventually my DD WILL move out, and my DH will arrive. He is good for keeping busy maintaining things, and I believe he will help get this place in better shape!
    1170 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    The world seems to be going in the ways of "good enough" and it is not good enough for me! Hubby says people expect to get payed for just showing up at their jobs and then want more money to actually work! Wishing you well with the painting and redo! Will you simply paint the walls or use your artistic talents to paint a design?
    1170 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    good luck!
    1170 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    I know the feeling-I am tackling our bathroom a little at a time but instead of washing the walls, I am stripping wallpaper so it can be painted! I got 1 wall done and have about 1/2 of another wall finished. I have all of next week to complete it and have someone coming to paint it the following week. I am thankful I can hire it done as I am a messy painter. He will paint it and our hallway, the hallway closet and 2 walls in our kitchen. After 11 years here, it is time to refresh things.
    1170 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    I know you will love it and feel better when it is done but it is the thought of it that is daunting. I know because I have so much to get done. Living alone for me is a big excuse. I have to pay for someone to do most of it. But I do have enough money to get it done. I am blessed that way.
    1171 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    My hubby's the pooper scooper for our yard :)
    1171 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Have an emoticon day!
    1171 days ago
  • ROXYZMOM
    Lol! I lived on a horse farm for five years. My brother and I got up early every day to clean the barn. Not sure how that fellow thought no one would notice the maneur was still there. For just the love of the animals alone, I would not do that.
    You will enjoy your bathroom once it's painted.
    1171 days ago
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