Sunday, April 27, 2008

3 Word Sunday

That about sums it up. One of the many projects this year was painting the living and dining rooms. They haven't been painted in 11 years and really need freshened up.

Since some patch work was needed and the ceilings had to be done along with all the trim, I decided to pay someone else to do it. These rooms are big and the task was just too overwhelming for me. Best decision I've made in awhile.

The painter is actually a homicide detective that I work with. He paints as a side job. I decided I might be getting a little jaded about my job when he called yesterday morning to tell me he'd be a little late because he got called out on a dead woman found in a trash can. And my first response was "So how long do you think that'll take?"

Trust me, I recognize the tragedy in that. It just took a second for it to catch up. One of the side effects of police work.

Stay tuned for pics of the finished project....

19 comments:

Christina said...

I'm an occasional lurker. I think I read that you are in Dayton...I paint, too! Was the dead woman the 18 year old girl that was missing? I heard about that.
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-Christina

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Sounds like a Great Weekend..
Can't wait to see the finished look... I need to get my painting done also...
I am still going to do the tag... I am getting there..lol..
Have a Great Day..

Briana's Mom said...

Wow! You are a very busy girl! Can't wait to see the finished product.

I am sure that with everything you see and hear each day in your job - you have to become a little desensitized. I think you have to in order to do your job well. It is a tough job!

Johnny said...

I suspect (heh) that pink might be involved.

Donna & Andrew said...

Smart gal to hire someone else. Can't wait to see the finished photos.
Donna

Pug Mama said...

Pink again?! ;0)
gotta admit - I chuckled at your response to him calling about the body.

kris said...

I spit my diet coke out. Thanks for that. Needed a good laugh.

Hope the painting goes well :O) You know, after that body is taken care of and everything.

~ Alison & Mali ~ said...

Hiring other ppl is a wonderful idea. My days of painting my own walls are over.

Don't forget post back when it's done . . . I wanna see! =)

Marla said...

Yay! I love painting! (ok, not really the painting part, but the results) Can't wait to see pics!!

"M" said...

I love following along with your projects. Can't wait to see what is done.

sea star said...

I'm guessing there is pink involved....just a wild guess.

So are the pics of the homicide or the walls? You know my sick sense of curiosity.

Kristen said...

Good call... never do something tedious that you can pay to watch a man do!!!!

Wendy said...

Hahahaha! You are as bad as I am. I was on a CPR call and while I was doing ventilations I was wondering how long it would be until I got my referral...

Headmeister said...

Kristen - HA!!! I totally agree....

I too wondered what shade of pink you'd be painting ;) Can't wait to see the outcome!

3D said...

Bet it will look awesome!

Keep smilin!

Donna said...

I'm sure it will look fabulous...can't wait to see the results!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Ok... tragic but I am trying to not laugh at the comment about the dead lady in the trash can and you saying "How long will it take?"... truly... it is tragic but hey... I have to admit I had a chuckle over it.. part of the territory I guess... hehe

Lisa and Tate said...

I am living in a painting HELL. I can't seem to get it together to finish painting! I only wish I would have hired out.


Too funny that your first response to the late painter was how long!

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