Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Prime Time

The siding is here!
The paint is here!
Geoff is here, for a few more minutes, before he returns the borrowed truck, then heads into the office. But he popped over to the lumber supply, rented a truck, picked paint, and bought siding, and he's unloading it all, now. And I made toast and jelly, and gave the children chai. Also, I sang to Maria. Wow. I've been really busy.

The barn will match the house. Which is blue, but not really, because in some light it looks decidedly gray. What do you think? I love it when it looks blue, but the gray is a bit puny, anemic, ashen. Never mind. Geoff said, "Go, pick any color, and we'll make this first can the primer." And the thought of being alone, in Home Depot, choosing paint color my made me throw-up a little bit, because I don't enjoy picking house paint as much as I imagine I would, if I were good at that sort of thing, which I am afraid I am not. My goodness. That sentence. Sorry. Suddenly, I love the paint he chose.

Oh sweet Muses. Geoff decided we need more paint. Now I have to go, and choose, because Geoff agreed that we should make the color a teensy-weensy bit more bluer than gray, but still not to imply that it doesn't match the house, because we don't want it to not match the house, which would make the property look a bit wibbly-wobbly, and stuff. Sorry, again. My goodness. That sentence. It must be paint-choosing fumes, making me dizzy.

_Oh. Joy. Paint shopping._

Those chickens better be very, extremely thankful.


Miriam said...

The chickens will be thrilled, and will show their appreciation through much laying and clucking and fluffing. Just wait and see.

test said...

Your house looks great, I like the color, and the people in it even more. After all it is the Chicken House.

nikkipolani said...

You can do it! And you are right to fix the paint now. We painted our house a sage-y green but since it faces north, it looks just like the cement poured on the driveway... We've been talking about repainting for years. YEARS. So be brave and be strong and pick a nice blue :-)

warren said...

I don't think I ever saw it...does your barn have a flip-top roof for star-gazing or any sort of secret trap doors or anything?

Laura Emily said...

well I'm crazy about grey AND blue, so it's a win/win! Love it!

judy in ky said...

Paint shopping is not for the faint of heart... I know! Be Brave.