Went out early while it was cool and definitely not going to rain in the next few minutes to finish painting cabin trim. This job sort of went on hold until my back had healed a little more. The back pain still has its moments but it’s not the crippling problem it was a couple of weeks ago. Anyway I got all the Lair’s brown bits – and all the bits that were originally supposed to be brown but I didn’t get around to it the first time – the same reddish-brown color…
Technically nothing did go wrong. My back started complaining about halfway through, but so what? What did get my blasphemous curses flowing was when the giant dollops of paint started raining down on me. It’ll wash off me, that’s nothing new, but did it have to ruin a favorite old shirt?
Funny thing, I would never have called it a “favorite” shirt before I stood there and started mourning over it. Geiger Counter Guy gave it to me maybe seven years ago and I was always embarrassed to be seen in it. I don’t do slogan t-shirts in general, I’ve never been in favor of eagles or fleur-de-lis as logos for various reasons, and I certainly am not in need of a sign out front proclaiming me “brave and free” – that’s just demeaning, you either are or you aren’t and a sign won’t change anything.
It basically pressed all my “I don’t like this shirt” buttons right from the start but it fit really well. So I wore it for work when nobody would be around, which of course is nearly always. And when it started to fall apart, as I often do I snipped off the sleeves and relegated it to hot weather and sticky jobs that might ruin a newer shirt but had no plans to make gun rags of it in the very near future.
The trim’s not done done, of course. One front window never got its trim complete because one of the 1X3s purchased for the job took an amazing warp as soon as I got it home, and of course finishing the rear door is a completely separate project. But we’re getting there.
I’m also happy to report that putting the job off a couple of weeks allowed those baby birds to grow up and fly away. So no wildlife was harmed in the painting of this cabin. 🙂