Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Painting with Pets

This is another of my favorite posts from our old address. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave your comments and feedback.

Painting with Pets

by mommyguilt on April 20, 2005 08:42AM (CDT)

Have all of you pulled yourselves back up from the floor after hearing the news that our primed-but-unpainted-for-over-a-year-cabinets are done? Last night, and into the early hours of this morning, PC and I finished all of the cabinets in the kitchen. They are FINALLY done! Now that we have embarked on these home improvement projects it really is difficult to stop. The larger, more expensive projects will obviously be on the back burner for a while, but the smaller things, like the repainting, reorganizing, etc...we're on a roll.

Home improvement projects have their fair share of trials, but at the same time, they provide for many many humorous moments, sometimes simultaneously. The MB Family (notice I did not put it alphabetically for a REASON) has pets. We have 2 cats and a dog - oh yes, and a turtle. The cats are hilarious and the dog is dumber than a box of rocks, but we love her anyway. Have you ever tried to paint with critters at your feet the entire time, with the constant meow that says, "Hmmph. If you're not going to pay attention to ME right now, then I'm going to get fur all over your freshly painted cabinet doors," or experienced the dog who feels the need to stand up and move into the room each and every time you lean over to get more paint on your roller? Oh it's fun. Let me tell ya! How about when you're taking a break to recover from the paint fumes and you hear your cats come STREAKING across the house heading right for the kitchen where you have your wet cabinet doors laid out? Can you say PANIC?

But the kitchen painting is done. We still would like to get the wallpaper stripped in the tv room and repaint that, but not before the Communion/Graduation party. We still would like to fix our front stairs - got them painted - but not before the party. We still would like to jack the front porch up so that it's not totally slanty, and open up the ceiling in the kitchen, and build a back porch, and finish the enclosed back porch....but none of that will happen before the party....unless we can ship the animals off to some of our friends & family for the weekend...........

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