Monday, February 22, 2010

Paint? Phooey on paint!

You all know about my Old Guy... right?
The one who could talk the hind leg off a donkey, and that's when he's sleeping?
When he's awake and rarin' to go, it get's even worse and Lawdy, I'm here to tell you that it does get worse.
Or worser.
Whatever.

It gets bad anyway.

See, for the last 59 days, (yes, folks, I said 59 days) he's been painting his lounge room. Well, not just painting, but patching plaster, sanding, re-patching and re-sanding, then putting on a coat of paint that doesn't look quite right, so he sands it some more and paints again.
And again.
And again.

Because he has OCD.

Well he says he doesn't, but when you mention that he just might have OCD, he can spend the next 18 hours explaining to you why he doesn't have it.
Which just proves my point, right?

Anyway, I'm pleased to say that he's gotten kind of burned out on painting his lounge room, and I thought that this might mean that the never-ending recitations of his sanding and painting techniques might be coming to an end.

No such luck.

Now he's moved on to the bathroom.

Little did I know (or care) but it seems that painting bathrooms requires a different type of sanding technique, and a totally different type of paint...
So the monologue continues - just in a different vein.

Now it's paint brush vs rollers and why paint brushes give you a much nicer finish, and how hard it is to paint with a paint brush behind the water heater.
From the sounds of it, he should win an award for the most time spent on his knees, getting just the perfect cover on a wall...
A wall that no one ever sees anyway!

Which all has me scratching my head, because he has an installer coming to hook up an instant water heater like mine... at the end of May.
Which means that the old water heater will be removed, and that the wall will have to be painted again.
As will the wall where the tub currently stands... because he's having a shower receptacle installed at the same time as the water heater.
Which means more painting, and I'm sure, more blow-by-blow descriptions of the newest and best sanding and painting techniques.

Arrrgggghhhh !
I can't take it anymore!!!
That old saying "You always hurt the one you love", is about to be tested!

Unless I can find me some earplugs, that is.


Just FYI...
I love my Old Guy to bits, and he's the best thing that's ever happened to me.
Except for my kids, of course.
He's loving, kind, thoughtful, decent, funny as hell at times... and he's all mine.
I'm just glad he has his house, and I have mine.
That's all I'm sayin'.

8 comments:

Pam said...

Are you sure he's not related to my husband?

Marjie said...

My hubby admits to OCD. He put up a piece of trim once that was 14" long, and it took him 4 feet and a dozen tries to get it right. Well, at least he leaves all the painting to me, because he bows to my superior skills (and I never have to scrape windows because i cut so well)! Good luck with the ongoing paint saga!

Karen Deborah said...

Your blog is stinkin cool lady! This may be a first, a wife complaining when her husband is doing home improvement. Snort!

Tatersmama said...

@Pam, Hey maybe they are related! Does this mean we can come over for dinner tonight? ;-)
~~~
@Marjie, How would you like an all expenses paid trip to Oz... to finish his painting and save my sanity?
~~~
@Karen, Well, we're not married, and we sure as heck live in separate houses. (my terms, not his) Otherwise, I would have been writing this post from prison! *wink wink*

Homestay Mama said...

Sounds like he's a bit of a perfectionist to boot! :-D

The Wife said...

oh my gawd! You would have to shoot him if he lived with ya. Good job keepin' him in his own house! I'll say a lil prayer for ya tonight!

farmlady said...

WHAT???

Nancy M. said...

I totally understand!! My husband is always talking about how to fix this car or build that building. He just keeps on giving me all the details, even though I do not care at all. I try to just say uh huh every once in a while, so he'll think I'm paying attention. He gets really upset when he thinks I don't care about what he's talking about.


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