Just sitting there, one eye in the rear view mirror, checking what's behind me, the other eye on the road ahead, waiting for the ENDLESS TRAIN to go by.
This week, the endless train is the home improvements projects I took on over my spring break - the painting and the sorting and the tossing and the cleaning.
Murphy's Law is in full effect here. Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong.
Turns out that when you are working with such a dark color of satin paint you need to wait 24 hours before applying a second coat - even though the can says 2-4 hours. Which explains why Nathan's walls are a blotchy, uneven mess.
So tomorrow I will apply a THIRD coat - using a different roller; yes, I am developing RELATIONSHIPS with the people in the paint department at Home Depot - and hope for the best.
Which means you're going to have to wait for pictures.
But we did find some cool bamboo window shades for his window at Home Depot tonight.
And I bought him a new bed frame and mattress set. We haven't figured out how we are going to pick them up yet, but we will. Hopefully, Nathan will be all situated in his new and improved room before school starts on Monday.
Meanwhile, everything is prepped in the piano studio. I hoped to start painting today, but it took much longer than I ever anticipated to move the contents of those four big, heavy oak bookcases, the bookcases themselves, and the pianos. Finally, everything is away from the walls, which have been washed down, and the trim has been taped. So I will put the primer coat on bright and early tomorrow morning.
The rest of my house might qualify me for federal disaster relief. There are piles of laundry in the living room, dirty dishes in the sink, and stacks of books and paperwork in my bedroom.
And my income taxes? HA! I have until April 18th, right?
As for my ROW80 update, I am about 12,000 words into my revision of The Wishing Box - most of that cut and pasted from the original. Right now, I have no choice but to give myself permission to fall short of my writing goals as I struggle to complete these physically demanding, labor-intensive projects I decided to tackle over my spring break, knowing that by Monday of next week this work will be behind me, and I will settle back into my old routine of working and writing and eating and sleeping.
I think I can.