Still it was a fresh day and a fresh start.
Today's achievements have been nothing but remarkable - Elizabeth and I began in the Dining room and powered through it, and while the first coat of paint dried in the dining room - we emptied the study - which I had only put back a couple of days ago. When the dining room was finished - it was on to the study and by 6pm both rooms had the ceilings painted and two coats of paint on all the walls.
I also want to acknowledge my family - to my Sarah who has kept Elizabeth and I watered - cold drinks on tap, today she made us a fresh beautiful cake and tidied up with Granny. To my Dad - thank you for working on the floorboards in Elizabeth and Sarah's cupboards - a left over chore from the last lot of laying. And to my Mom - thank you for supper - yummy mash potato and sausages - for the shopping, for the encouragement, for the tidying up and just for being you. To Matthew, please get better sweetheart - I am worried about you. (Matt is sick with the flu & has been for over a week).
So here are some photos of the day's progress.
|Matthew out of bed for the first time in a week - pretending to help - a few hours later - he was back asleep|
|Oh my goodness - wish I was getting ready for the Opera - at least I looked a little smarter!|
|I think Elizabeth feels the same|
|Our beautiful girl - baking a 'perfect' cake for morning tea|
|Preparing the study for painting|
|Stripping off the border in the study|
|The lounge filled with furniture|
|What - huh! - Not a great look - Sarah took this surprise photo of me - I love it|
|Half way painted|
|Looking like a skunk - smelling like one as well, after working in high humidity all day - great to be posting from bed - fresh and clean|
|Final act for the day - sitting in the driveway washing the brushes and rollers - it will be a few days before we paint our bedroom.|
Thank you Elizabeth for your help: for the fun that we have had together: for the laughter we have shared: and for your hard work. You are an amazing young lady and I love you - you have a work ethic to be proud of, and you can achieve anything you dream or want - if these few days work are any indication of how you live your life.
Tomorrow we will put the house back together and then Elizabeth and I are heading to the movies. A deserved day of rest.