But the prep work is exhausting. We have a hallway that is about 20 feet long. Today I have been scraping the walls of the chipping paint, which is turning out to be about half the paint on the walls. Then I am patching the holes. Right now I’m taking a little break because I’m tired, lol. The children are behaving which is wonderful! I’m trying to get my hallway at least primed so I can’t paint it next weekend. I can’t lift the 5 gallon paint buckets to pour it out to use it when dh isn’t here so I’ll have to do this while he is off. I have about 2/3 of the hallway scraped and patched. I will finish the last 1/3 and then give it a little time to dry. Then I will sand it and wipe it down. Hopefully by late this afternoon, I can paint the primer on it. It really depends on drying time for the patch. Oh, and I will have to texture a couple spots too, so that plays into it too.
On top of that, my kitty decided to use the laundry in my room, and the girls room as a cat box so I have to clean and sanitize those areas today. I know I should be mad at the kitty, but I didn’t get the box cleaned on schedule, and he has become particular. I can’t really blame him, I wouldn’t want to go in a dirty cat box, ewww.
And then there is the normal everyday larger than average size family work to do. Meals to prepare etc. I really wish I had enough money to just fast food it right now. I know that’s awful for our health, but I am buried under a mountain of work and lightening the load any way would be wonderful. For instance, I have about 6 loads of laundry on the couch waiting for the children and I to fold and put them away. All of the floors need to be swept. The children’s bathroom looks like a bomb went off and it was filled with toilet paper and wet towels with little bits of hardened toothpaste thrown in as shrapnel.
Hmmm, maybe I am being to honest here. Let me switch gears. My home is sparkly clean right now. The children are taking over all of my normal duties while I work on the painting project. They are sweeping and mopping, cooking and doing laundry, all while being blissfully happy and content. Well, in my dreams anyway.