16 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: things I no longer love to do

    • Lynda says:

      Kate, I love the fresh look and once I mastered how to cut in paint at corners and around trim it was FUN! Now my knees hurt so bad climbing the ladder up and down and up and down, it’s really hard to convince myself to keep going. Trim is next and will require less climbing. HA! And I have a little step stool that I put on an old towel and I can zip along the floor boards with ease… it’s going to be getting back up when I am done that is going to be tough. 😯

    • Lynda says:

      Tom, I must learn to persevere in moderation… I woke up this morning at about 2:45 and couldn’t go back to sleep for the ache. I took some extra strength Tylenol and that got me mobile again. :mrgreen: I can’t take NSAIDS anymore because of my stomach. Too bad too, because they really got to the root of the pain.

  1. shoreacres says:

    I’ve been toying with the idea of painting the bathroom, and after seeing your project and being reminded of what it would entail — maybe I’ll let it go for a while. On the other hand, I just had to unload and move every cabinet and chest in this place so they could replace the sprinkler heads for the fire system. If I were going to paint, this would be the time to do it.

    I sympathize re: those joints. My back and knees are still in pretty good shape, but I’m very, very cautious with them. The problem, of course, is that it’s always the simplest thing that can cause the worst problems. A friend put her back out when she bent over to tie a shoe. You never know.

    I’ll be anxious to see how things look when the project is finished! I can imagine that a sewing machine might be involved, somehow.

    • Lynda says:

      Linda, if you have everything shifted already, then do it and get it over with. The transformation will be worth your effort. πŸ™‚

      I put my back out lifting and moving an empty basket in my classroom. I had to send one of my students to the office to tell the secretary I couldn’t get up from my chair. When Bob came to get me they wheeled me out to the car in said chair! I think when that happens, it wasn’t the action or the lifting, but a culmination of all the wrong moves that led up to the back going out. I should think that you are pretty fit because of your job, but your cautions are smart.

      And, you would be correct about that sewing machine being involved! πŸ˜€

  2. Littlesundog says:

    I had a good laugh with this post. After 15 years of avoiding paint, I managed two bathrooms and the dining area this past winter. I forged forth with it, even though I dreaded the task. I was glad and proud of myself when I finished. But I’m afraid unless it’s a need to situation I won’t be attempting the rest of the house.

    Getting older changes everything… physically and attitude!! ha ha!!

    • Lynda says:

      Lori, you are correct. Our attitude about a task is directly proportional to our physical abilities. And yes, “Getting older changes everything…”

      I have to admit… sigh, that this job would have been a lot simpler if I’d realized to paint before the work tables were installed. Live and learn.

      Most rooms in our house are in need of a new coat of paint but I will be waiting awhile to face those tasks. Well, at least with the other rooms I will have a full time helper! πŸ˜€

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