Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Almost Scary

In spite of declaring one day last week as The Day of Sleep, and playing hooky the next day to go shopping with my momma, and then spending half of an afternoon in someone else's basement (more about that later), I did get a little more paint on the front of the house.

I'm almost to the scary part of the house, where I have to face my fear of heights and step off the ladder and onto that little roof above the windows to scrape and paint.  Gulp.  It's terrifying.  Wish me luck and courage.

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  1. I usually think there should be an immediate death sentence for anyone who uses the word "pop" in connection with decorating, but that grey paint really makes the stained glass pop :-)

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  2. Karen Anne is right!!! I was just going to comment on your stained glass but she beat me to it.

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  3. Karen Anne is right. It is all coming together.
    You have a brain and a heart. You do not need a Wizard to find your courage.
    You have it.

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    1. Aw, thanks! I'll keep repeating that over and over on my days off. :)

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  4. Everything is looking good! I have been working on overcoming my fear of heights this summer too. I have to take lots of deep breaths to go up that ladder, and I go very, very slowly. Gah. I don't know how professional painters do it.

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    1. Laura, my friend Kenny says it's not so much the height that scares him, it's the fall with the sudden stop at the end! lol

      I'm getting slightly better about being up on ladders. It's stepping off the ladder and onto the roof that scares the bejeebers out of me.

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  5. Oh Jayne, your house looks beautiful! You have done a great job! If it were me, at this point, I would have to hire someone to do the scary part. It takes a long time to recover a fall like that! Be safe!

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    1. Thanks, Lottie! I'm seriously thinking about hiring someone to do the scary part. I thought about renting or buying scaffolding, but I'm not sure I could climb up on it....

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  6. Have you considered renting some scaffolding or even having it installed professionally? I'd feel much safer with solid planks around that roof and such a small section shouldn't cost that much.

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    1. You know, I've thought about scaffolding, idly, but never looked into how much it would cost to rent or buy. It would be much safer than clambering up on that little roof.

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