Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Painting Day!

Well, it's November. Cold winds and snow have already visited my small town, giving warnings to the freezing winter that is starting to settle around us.
I decided this would be a good time to paint my little apartment; we're in a sub-level apartment, and I knew that once winter was here - I'd go squirrely with all the white, bare walls. I painted my living room and half the hallway a bright not-quite-neon green. I absolutely love it, getting a tinted primer really made the difference.



My kitchen I wanted bright and cheery, so I got yellow. In truth I wanted it more golden, but I'm still happy with the result.
My dining room and other half of the hallway is a rich Burgundy. I can't wait to see our Christmas tree against it in just a few weeks!
I wish I had taken a photo of the "painting crew" that showed up at my house. It had started with the youth pastor at my church offering to help me paint. (which is awesome, considering he used to be a professional house painter!) He then enlisted the help of another young man, whose wife I am good friends with.
Lance, the youth pastor helped me buy the right paint and primer as well as the proper amount - he said he and Paki (the other young man) would be by at 8:30 am to start painting.
Sure enough, they showed up at 8:30 on the dot and got right down to business helping me move furniture and clean the walls.
Jeremie, unfortunately had to work that day and missed out on the painting adventure.
A few hours into the painting, Lance got a phone call from the Pastor, who offered to help as well.
Now I had three people painting my house! Lance wouldn't even let me paint, he said they "got it covered."
A few hours later I got a knock on my door, happily I invited another mutual friend of all of ours, James, who had heard I was painting my house, and as he "wasn't doing anything" decided to come over and help as well!
I had four men painting my house - my only job was coffee runs and making "man-wiches" for them at lunch.
None of them would accept any payment, instead they all agreed they'd like a hot curry dinner instead, at some point....So! I told them that I would be happy to feed them dinner next week.
They painted and put all the furniture back in the time period between 8:30am to 5:30pm.
It was absolutely amazing! I love my apartment so much now, and Jeremie really liked how it turned out as well.

Today I did my grocery shopping and took care of Jeremie who is suffering from either food poising or the stomach flu. He's been so sick and has no energy, as he was up almost all of last night. I made him some chicken noodle soup and bought him the proper drugs, as well as easily digested food like applesauce.
Oh! Speaking of dinner I should check my soup!
God Bless,
~ Jenny

4 comments:

Niki RuralWritings said...

I love the colors Jen, it looks really great!
Love you bigger than the universe!
mum

~Bren~ said...

It looks wonderful. Nice and bright for those dark winter days! I pray Jeremie is feeling better. UGH...stomach flu is bad...food poisoning is worse!!!

Lady of the Manor said...

Absolutely Love it Jenny! Love it, Love it. It makes it more of a home I can see. I can't wait to show MB I know she will love it too!
Love Lady of the Manor
P.S. MB & I have been painting too!

Toria said...

Looks great, especially the red in the last shot. Also, I really love how the green in the first picture just blends into your background/template :-)