If you have ever done any painting then you know how much prep needs to go into getting it done right. I have spent a lot of time prepping to paint the trim on our house this summer and a little time painting. I plucked away all day at it and did do some final painting. I did everything to prep another side of the house and it is finally ready for some real paint. By that time, however, I was sick of it. I had had enough for the day. I called it quits.
I was hoping to be further along by now and I was hoping to paint all the trim by the end of summer. By the time I dropped the roll of masking tape next to the paint cans I was feeling like that is just too daunting. I want to get it done but I want to do other stuff as well. Luckily I have been doing other stuff. I have had a good summer so far. Nonetheless, my mood was a little blue as I headed to the kitchen to make dinner.
That cheered me up. I grilled up squash and onions and make paninis of sorts on the grill. They turned out dang tasty. The herbs and the zucchini were from our garden, so it was a double deal. I love to whip up a good meal, so that, plus a beer, made me feel good all over again. Then I headed out to the garage to start peeling tape off so at least one section would be done with the painting. That perked me up as well.
The final product looks good. Whoa, I thought, maybe there is some reward here after all. If I can make our whole house look like that, then sign me up. I was newly motivated to get up and get started tomorrow. The forecast for sunny skies helps as well. I need to get a good rest tonight so I can work faster and better than ever, and get farther along than I have yet. For the first time, I am excited to get painting. As long as I still feel that way in the morning, I should get mucho done manana.