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February 10th, 2008
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Painting Goodness
So... As of a couple hours ago, we sorted out the last of the stuff to be divided and Bill's stuff is moved out of the house. It's been an emotional and difficult weekend, but went in some ways better than I expected. I'm going to write some in my handwritten journal about it, which actually I have not written in in a surprisingly long time.

Anyway, I just hit the "Wander around the house and think about what's next" phase, and the back bedroom is completely empty, fraught with possibilities. I have just now decided to paint the walls before I put stuff in it, so if you're the type of person who likes to help with such projects, or even just stand around and supervise such projects, please let me know if one or more of these days works for you to come by and participate in my next painting project:

Poll #1136382 Painting Goodness...

When can you paint/supervise/help cook for the team/etc

Saturday, February 16
0(0.0%)
Sunday, February 17
1(6.2%)
Friday, February 22
0(0.0%)
Saturday, February 23
1(6.2%)
I'm coming to the ConFusion Wrap-up meeting on Sunday the 24th so if you're not done by then I can maybe help
1(6.2%)
I'd rather not, but have fun!
0(0.0%)
I would, but I'm far away/doing Important life-type stuff
9(56.2%)
I'm not coming to the ConFusion Wrap-up meeting but could maybe help Sunday the 24th anyway
0(0.0%)

Which part(s) do you like to do?

plastering holes, sanding
0(0.0%)
Washing down walls, yay!
0(0.0%)
taping edges
0(0.0%)
Whipping the roller around on the big areas
0(0.0%)
Fiddly little brush parts like edging
0(0.0%)
The cheerleading. Do I get to wear skimpy clothes and everything?
1(6.2%)
I'll provide the food!
0(0.0%)
I'll, um... I'll eat the food.
0(0.0%)
Clickety Clickety
2(12.5%)



Thanks!

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From:pnkrokhockeymom
Date:February 10th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
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I'll check the ice hockey schedule tomorrow morning and let you know about dates. If the paint fumes get to bad once that gets underway I may need to bail, but I'm very good at washing down walls!!! And cheerleading in skimpy outfits.
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From:gerisullivan
Date:February 10th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
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If there weren't these pesky hundreds of miles between us, I'd come help paint that empty bedroom and then entice you to Toad Woods to help paint my silly stairway and upstairs hall. It's only silly because I've been going to paint it ever since elaine_brennan helped me rip off the wallpaper before my belongings were delivered back in June, 2004. I really thought I was going to finally get to it last August -- debgeisler and Gavi WINOLJ both helped remove the last of the dried paste and related gunk. I left the paint supplies and work tables set up at the end of my bed until I needed to clear the tables to take them to Smofcon. This year for sure, eh?

As my friend mizzlaurajean said just earlier today, "The problem with any given day is that there are 500 things I want to accomplish."



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From:rmeidaking
Date:February 11th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
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We'll be in Chicago next weekend. If anything is left in two weeks, I can help out.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 12th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
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I think the painting day is going to be Saturday the 23rd. I'll be doing prep work that Friday, so if you want to come hang out and help with that, that would be cool too.
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From:renniekins
Date:February 11th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
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My clicks are maybes unfortunately, but if you pick a day when I am available, I'd love to help!!
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From:netmouse
Date:February 13th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
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ok! I think the main painting day is going to Be Saturday the 23rd, but we'll probably get started on the 22nd, since there are two colors to paint in each room (I added the basement rec room to the project. Whee!) So if you can come over the 22nd, I assure you there will be painting to do. And chatting.
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From:scottij
Date:February 11th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
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Congratulations on moving into a new phase, and I'm sorry for the pain that it must have caused getting there.

I doubt I'll have time to help paint, but I wish you good luck with it!
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From:knightlygoddess
Date:February 11th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I should love to help with painting/stuffs but this coming weekend is my own "I have to get my shit together" weekend, and the following weekend is birthday stuffs for me and my moms.{hugs} I'll have to come out soon, though!
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From:logangrey
Date:February 11th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
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Painting is fun! I could spare a few hours next Sunday (17th) or the following Saturday (23rd). I've got some rollers and brushes and stuff too if necessary.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 12th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Cool! The 23rd is looking more likely for the actual painting. I've started on the prep work, but I'd forgotten I'm helping a friend move next weekend (including moving some stuff in and out of my house).
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From:filmmaker79
Date:February 11th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
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If it is decided that Sat. the 23rd be the day, I will come by later in the afternoon after my shift at the restaurant. If you need it, I'm a pretty decent cook too, so I can help with food also.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 12th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
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That'll be awesome, thanks! Saturday the 23rd it is!
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From:netmouse
Date:February 18th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
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So.. Saturday.. painting party... you mentioned cooking... what ingredients would you like to play with?
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From:filmmaker79
Date:February 20th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
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Assuming you'll have a small army to feed, I was thinking either chili mac or a bacon, leek, and tomato pasta bake that I've come to love. I have a chili recipe with ground sirloin and italian peppers that I'd wanted to try or I make a pretty good chirizo chili. Which of those would you prefer, if either sound good to you? Let me know and then we can work on ingredients.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 20th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
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well, I have chorizo in the freezer already, so why don't you tell me what else I should get to go with that?
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From:filmmaker79
Date:February 21st, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
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I'll need the chorizo, a large onion (white or yellow), one can of beef broth, a can of tomato sauce, a can of diced tomatoes, pasta, and cheese. (How many people does this need to feed? My guess is that these amounts will feed 5-6. As I only ever cook for me, I have leftovers for awhile!) What of this should I bring? I will bring my painting clothes just in case you need my help with that too. As for games that night, I can contribute Trivial Pursuit 80s edition if you like.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 21st, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
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ok, good. I have onion and pasta (elbow macaroni ok?) and canned tomatos. If you could bring whatever cheese you want, I can get the beef broth. Oh, and I have sour cream, which should be good served with it.

Feeding the amount should be good. Honestly, I am not expecting hordes, though I could be surprised. Trivial Pursuit 80s sounds like fun!
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From:filmmaker79
Date:February 22nd, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
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Sounds like we have a plan! (Yes, elbow macaroni is fine.) I just need to know where you live and how to get there! hehehehe If you don't want to post it in lj, email me at alfreiny@yahoo.com. I look forward to seeing you again!
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From:asyatka
Date:February 12th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
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Chad and I owe you help with painting, although we are pretty drained these days taking care of our little blessing 24 x 7. If Chad decides to help, 23 will work better, since his coworkers are planning to stop by this Saturday.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 12th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
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I'm really looking forward to seeing the little one one of these days. :)

It's not going to be this Saturday, since it turns out a friend is moving that day and I said I'd help. if Chad can help out the 23rd, that'll be great!
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