Waiting, waiting for the painting to be done.

Reno Rob would pop in and I'd get all excited, but it would turn out that he was just there to say he'd be there, really there, the next day.  Or the day after.

By bits and pieces he did the painting he figured needed to be done before filling in the blanks on the walls of the living room, bedroom, bathroom and, finally, great god almighty, at last the hall.  What he figured to be needed first was painting all the damned doors.  I thought they'd come painted - looked white to me.  But he said that's just some base coat - they're not really finished.  So, humming and talking to himself, he did all the doors and the surrounding trim and the new baseboards, not just once but twice.  Now they're really really white.  Dazzlingly almost painfully white.

Bedroom closet doors, doors to laundry nook, doors to small-storage/large closet (formerly the bathroom), and door of new bathroom.

(Mercifully he didn't paint the inside of the folding doors, which no one ever sees, and which by me look white anyway.)

Then he was ready to finish the walls.

Oops - he realized he'd forgotten the trim around the door to Laura's side of the duplex.  Owell - he'd do that at the same time as he came back to do some trim in her place...

So he got to work - and, TA-DAH!

...finished the walls.

Now I can put back things in the other rooms and finally, finally get the hall all set up...

P.S. - It's a couple of days later and I haven't actually done SFA.  But soon...

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Comment by Zanelle on July 30, 2016 at 9:04pm

He is so cute and a dynamo!  Im not sure what SFA stands for but the white doors look dazzling!

Comment by Myriad on July 30, 2016 at 9:33pm

Sweet fuck-all.  

Yes, dazzling.  

And he IS cute, in a scraggly scrawny sort of way.  I told him I'd miss him when the reno was complete (there's still a bit of propping up the front end of the house and a whole lot of minor mop-up things) - I seem to get into maternal type relations with my handymen - but he reminded me that (a) houses are never done (so "house finish man die" may not apply and I'm immortal!) and (b) we'd agreed that he could come garden (he only has a bit of shady space around his trailer).

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on July 30, 2016 at 11:10pm

Love this! :)

Comment by Anna Herrington on August 1, 2016 at 10:21am

I'm impressed with all the work you've had done since you've moved in! Everything looks really good -- and sparkling!

Comment by Myriad on August 1, 2016 at 11:26am

Yes, sparkling - which is a bit unnerving.

Comment by Anna Herrington on August 1, 2016 at 12:28pm

I'm on year 7 in this house with some rooms sparkling (but not sparkling white, ceiling aside) and some rooms still *so* ragged.... part of my being impressed at all the activity over your way.

Still like the dragon sculpture the most  : )  and the mountain view!

Comment by Myriad on August 1, 2016 at 1:17pm

I do have a small house.  And I have done very little my own self.  In my previous house, after 40 years of mostly doing by myself, still little to no sparkling...  Things do go better and quicker when one supervises rather than does it.  (A nice reno/handyman who works for $15 an hour helps makes it feasible too.)

Comment by JMac1949 Today on August 1, 2016 at 1:24pm

Looks pretty good.  Hope you're pleased with the final look.

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