Sunday, September 27, 2020

I Did Several Happy Dances Over A Custom Made Raised Platform With Handles


Most people are well aware that Grace is not my middle name. I trip over air. I sustain some rather comical minor injuries. There is always at least one bruise on my legs. In fact, when I announced on my personal Facebook page last weekend, a friend replied, "I love ya, but know you’re a klutz. Please Be careful." 

Our dining room was fully painted last week. No injuries. However, I realized that if I were going to continue with our Big Bodacious Painting Project, I would need something other than a step ladder to do the top trim. 

Don't get me wrong, we have a great step ladder. It's sturdy. But. The step ladder, between holding a cup of paint in one hand and painting the trim with the other, was equivalent to walking across a tightrope sideways. 

My body was wobbling all over the place. I almost fell on a few occasions. I dropped the paintbrush twice. 

I knew that was a warning. 

It was like the Universe said, "Okay. I'll let you get the dining room done without injuries, but after that, you're on your own."

I explained all of this to Lisa. 

I didn't have to explain it in detail or extensively. 

After a few sentences, she said, "I'm going to build you a platform with handles."

That's exactly what she did earlier today.

I never thought in a million years that I would be this excited about a raised platform with handles. 

But, I am.

I did several happy dances...on the raised platform. 

This is going to make my life so much easier as I tackle the rest of the rooms, hallway, and entryway. 

And, while the topic of our Big Bodacious Painting Project is on the table...

The next room in line is our home office. 

Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to start on that until Wednesday because, after a snap of cool, crisp Fall weather, it's warm and humid again. Very. Very. Humid. 

Lisa rolled out a couple of our portable air conditioners yesterday after putting all of them away last weekend. Because of that, I'm not able to open the windows for ventilation while painting. 

This annoying bout of unseasonably warm and humid weather will end on Wednesday after a cold front moves through and crushes the humidity. Then, we're back to Fall.

And, I can get back to painting.

I'll keep you posted...

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