I have the trim and windows painted with a fresh coat of white and this evening will get started on the walls.
While I was busy painting Jeremy was weather-proofing our home. We have 27 eighty-year-old windows that are drafty – so it was quite a task.
Our windows are so old that they have the rope/pulley system. Unfortunately, you can feel wind coming in through these old pulleys – so Jeremy sealed them shut with Big Stuff foam (not recommended – it got ALL over the place). We’ll be touching everything up using X-acto knives and paint.
Our home kind of became a war zone but it felt nice to give the place some love.
• That Quentin Tarantino makes the best movies • That men can be feminists too • Never throw the first punch but if you do it had better be a knock-out (I’ve never thrown any punches) • How to play chess • How to wish on a fish’s eyeball. When I was a kid after he’d catch a fish he would make me touch the fish’s eyeball and make a wish before throwing the fish back into the lake. • That peanut butter and bacon sandwiches on toast are delish • That doing something you love that doesn’t make you rich is okay. And that working a job you don’t like so much but makes you a LOT of money is okay too. But never ever work a job that you hate and doesn’t pay enough. • My sense of humor (a little crass, morbid, and dry) • When I was a kid in gymnastics he told me that if I did the splits every single day that I would always be able to do the splits. This method of practice applies to a lot more than just doing the splits. • My sense of superstition (I’m a little superstitious that by writing this post my dad is going to die. In fact, the other day I asked my dad if I could take his picture for this post and he told me that if I took it it may be the last photo I ever take of him. So I just dug up one from a few years ago instead.) • My love for taxidermied dead things.
You can read my dad’s blog, Old Fish and Such, here.