Sunday, September 20, 2009

Painting the windows- or - the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The windows were installed in 1998. I am painting them nine years later.
To be fair, there are a lot of windows in this house, and I have painted all the other ones, including windows that were new in 2005.
And another point to be considered: While I have not finished painting all the windows, the ceiling trim in the living room has not been completed, and that ceiling went up in 86. We are working on that, too. As a matter of fact, I got out the paint to prime and paint the woodwork before it gets fitted and installed.
We have also renewed our promise to finish the dining room. It's disparate elements do not match each other, never mind matching the rest of the house.
I wonder why this stuff has not bothered us? I think the fact that they were 'on the list' was enough to keep us unbothered in those busy years. In fact, they don't bother us now. We just have the time to do it.
We have never lived in a finished house. I wonder what that's like? do you still have a list? What do you put on it?


Mr. Max said...

Hmmm...I wish my list were as exciting as yours. Atleast yours shows some kind of motivation. My list includes stuff like "get out of bed", and "you should go for a run, lazy". I'd love to see the house finished for ya, but my memories of being there were very happy, in whatever state it was in.

Aunt Bananas said...

Lists are your friend. You just have to have that completed one framed as inspiration and move on to the other lists you forgot you had that magically reappear.

NOLA said...

Reading your blog was on one of my lists.....