So we got some brushes and roller covers from KMart then headed to Frazees. Frazees is a paint store, that's all they sell, like a Sherwin Williams. Dad wanted us to buy their paint from the beginning but my darn uncle insisted on the paint on a Sunday. Now, Frazees is not open on Sunday so we ended up with Glidden from Home Depot. I am sure you are thinking, "Oh God Shellie why the heck does this matter???" Well, we got two gallons of paint, one for T's room and one for my aunt's room (hers was like an apple green-ugh). We also got a huge bag of rags and the total was $46. Guess how much we paid for the sucky Glidden? $24 a gallon. Yup, we paid MORE for crappy paint than for GOOD paint!
We went over to the house and my heart sank looking at all the rooms that needed re-painted. First, I went outside and watered because our stuff is dying. Its been so hot that we are losing our plants since we aren't there to water them. Then I went back in and poured the new paint out. I sighed heavily and headed back for my aunt's room. She sat in a chair with a book because I wouldn't let her do anything. LOL Anyway, I rolled it on the wall and saw those dots of the previous color just like the first time. Before I got too annoyed, I went and rolled over it again. You know what happened? The dots were gone and it was an even wall of new paint. OMG I wanted to start singing like a heavenly choir. We started too late so I only got 90% of the room done before I was too hot. But I did that in about an hour. If we had had the Frazees paint from day one, this darn house would be DONE. I was sooo excited but also soooo irritated.
We are going to try to get Home Depot to give us store credit, we don't want any more bad paint. We are even going to get two new colors of Frazees for the formal living room and the hallway/hallway bathroom because I don't want to re-paint. Think of it this way, my aunt's room was not done with five coats and the living room only has TWO. I can either paint it about three more times with crap paint or I can change the paint entirely and paint it ONE more time. Guess what I chose? Mom approved getting more of the Frazees paint and asked why I didn't get it already. I know its all of ours house but I wanted to ask if it was okay first. I'm just funny that way! Anyway, things are really looking up for us. We may have to get more paint but it will actually work this time. We WILL be moving someday. LOL
I'm going to finish with two poems that TJ wrote. I was really impressed by them. The first one is a riddle poem and the second is an apostrophe poem. A riddle poem is self-explanatory but the apostrophe poem is a poem where the poet addresses a non-living or non-human being. I know I am biased, but he's really a good poet. His riddle is easy to figure out but I think its really good for an Aspie that isn't fond of flowery language.
Three eyes have I, all in a row;
When the red one opens it freezes motion,
As the green one opens, they proceed,
Then the yellow one opens, slowing the earth.
I strive for more eyes as well,
Different areas I have six eyes,
Purple, orange, and one other be the colors.
Directional changes, effect of the extra three.
They will either change direction for me,
They will proceed for me,
They will even slow down for me,
But when my eye turns green, motion ensues once again.
Oh, day you’ve come!
How I have missed you,
Banishing the night,
Releasing the sun,
Your clouds so light and shaped.
Your shining light reflects off many things,
The people wake from their slumber,
Children go outside and play,
Others go to work or go shopping.
Please, stay as long as possible,
Don’t go now; you have a few hours left,
Then the night will descend upon you,
Replacing you, for the night will banish you,