Missed

Full disclosure: I still haven’t finished the first coat of paint in the upstairs hallway.

A lot of you have been asking for me to give you some tips on how I fit everything into my schedule (between work, grad school, the blog, and DIY projects).  Most of the time, I can manage it just fine – as long as I stay a little flexible.  (P.S. I am currently working on a series of posts to give you guys some more insight and tips on how things work around here.  Stay tuned for the beginning of that series next week!)

The morning I left for Hilton Head, the power went out thanks to a long night of pouring rain (I heard a loud pop outside – the transformer I assume – and then all of the normal humming of electricity went completely quiet.  You’d never notice the sound until it stops).  Since I had a little bit of time to kill before I would be able to drop off Charlie to doggie day camp, I intended on working on the dining room and using a new tool I got in the mail – a sander with a vacuum attachment, supposedly eliminating all of the dust that I’ve always experienced when repairing drywall.  That way, I could come home to a little bit more progress in the house (my advice: whenever going on vacation, come home to a house that is either clean or has a fresh change; it helps you get back into the swing of things with more positive energy).

But with the power out, the dining room would have to wait.  So I did the one thing I could think of that wouldn’t require it:  I began painting the hallway, and snagged a few quick photos to share last week.  Since I only had a small window of time to actually get the coat on the wall (I wanted to hit the road, after all!), I just cut in and painted up to a level I could reach without a ladder.  I knew I’d come home and finish the rest later.

Fast forward to this week: later came, and I started cutting in on the upper part a couple of nights ago.  I was exhausted from playing post-vacation catch-up, and relieved to at least have the “hard” part of cutting in finished.  I swear, I even looked around the hallway ceiling to check my work.  I really did.

Apparently I didn’t look hard enough, because this is what I see in my hallway right now:

missed

Sigh.  Guess I’m not as caught up as I thought!

Comments

  1. says

    Looks like you might still need a break from your (spring) break! It will all come. Sometimes I get so bummed when I don’t get alot done for my Etsy shop. Life happens and in the end it really doesn’t matter that I made two more “whatevers” when I thought I should have. The projects eventually get done and there is always more to do! Deep breath…..

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