Well I’m back from the war. My opponent was fierce and put up a good fight but I think I finally prevailed. We’ll see in a few months. You see, I just got back from the beach (for 5 days) where I was locked in a townhouse with 6 gallons of the worst paint ever sold to mankind. Sold at Lowe’s (I know, first mistake. But it wasn’t my fault! I usually only use Benny Moore!), this shit is called Olympic Interior Satin and it is so bad that the WHITE wouldn’t even cover over the existing white! So I had to put two coats on everything and needless to say I was busier than a one legged man at an Ass-Kickin’ concert. Wednesday I worked 16 hours and it only got slightly better from there the rest of the week. The other mindnumbing task I was given included taking wallpaper off of 2 bathrooms and painting them. This is always questionable as you never know who or how it was put up and unfortunately whoever did these (no doubt, the builder) didn’t take the time or effort to paint or size the walls first, so no matter how much I soaked the backing paper it was taking much of the top paper off of the sheetrock. Now THAT leaves a purty mess!
From there you apply an oil primer, sand that and then patch the divots left with joint compound, sand that and then three coats of shitty Olympic Satin. Just kill me.
I did take about 30 minutes each day between 7:30 and 8pm to take some pics of the sunsets. Mostly to remind myself that a LOT of folks have it worse than me, even though I found it really hard to believe at the time.
OakTeam in the studio tonight to record a new Christmas song.