This weekend my "calling all cars" paint cries were answered by a rag tag band of would-be pintar professionals. I had Team 145th channel their 20+ years of higher education towards putting together the kitchen cabinets. With the help of the Ikea instructional DVD and a continual process of elimination approach to finding a use for spare parts, all the cabinets were assembled and are ready to be mounted.
Simultaneously, I had Team Discovery Channel starting the base coat painting and finishing up the drywall odds and ends. I am continually indebted to them... and honestly at this point... they have given so much of their time and ability, that I will undoubtedly be in debt to them for the rest of my life.... maybe I can give them a first born or something... that might shave off a decade or two.
Sidebar... I wanted to get the Low VOC Paint to help maintain a toxin-free environment. HOWEVER... that was NOT in the budget. I was so disappointed. It costs, on average, $10 more per gallon for the paint that has less chemicals in it. Shouldn't it be less expensive? I guess change, in any way, is costly. Although... it's not as costly as not changing.
So back to the weekend... We got music playing, Mom brought over some chicken wings and lemonade, folks from my office and other chapters of my life stopped in and it was a good time... as predicted. I had one friend, hmmm... let’s call him.... Team Intensity... who drove out to meet me on Sunday morning before I headed out to Home Depot Expo Design Center to look at floor tiles. He took the house key, drove back to the house and painted for a couple hours by himself and then vanished as stealthily as he arrived. That's intense. That's dedication.