Spent the day–about eleven hours worth–painting the new place in anticipation of moving furniture tomorrow. I forgot how hard painting is when it’s more than just touching up the existing color palette. I decided to go with a ceiling color other than white, which meant having to paint the ceilings–which takes forever. Still, I managed to get the ceilings for three bedrooms, the living room-dining room, and part of the kitchen done as well as several walls.

I’m too tired to do much blogwise tonight and almost certainly won’t get a chance to do anything in the morning before the movers arrive. My wireless broadband access gets installed in the afternoon so I may or may not get any blogging in tomorrow evening.

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  1. joy says:

    ooh oooh oooooh broadband wireless…. do tell. How did this come about?

    Also, what the heck are you planning to do with three bedrooms?

  2. 42nd SSD says:

    With three bedrooms it sounds as if he’s going to run a Ramada out of his home. “Reasonable rates! Discounts for seniors! Free blog access!”

    “Non-white” ceilings reminds me of the house my parents bought when I was 11 or so. It had this master bedroom that was “out of this world” for, say, 1978–blood red ceiling with scalloping along the walls, and a huge mirror. Some of the other rooms had “interesting” ceilings too, but I’ll never forget the look on my mom’s face when she saw that bedroom for the first time. (My parents were more than a bit prudish.)

  3. James Joyner says:


    It was an available option and, although not cheap, made more sense than paying $65 a month for what’s apparently very unreliable cable broadband from Adelphia.

    I had 3 bedrooms in the house in Alabama, too, and will use them the same way: master bedroom, guest room, and office.


    Heh. No red on the ceilings for me, although I do plan to paint a couple walls red as an accent color. The ceilings are a light gray/taupe color called Carolina Strand (Glidden). The walls are from the same color strip, just darker. The master bedroom and living room-dining room are Scroll Beige and the kitchen and other bedrooms will be Fossil Grey.

    I’m also doing a Ralph Lauren suede finish on one wall in a color called Zinc and a couple walls in Behr’s Cinnabar (a tera cotta-ish red).

  4. Paul says:


    You sound like you are having fun. But just remember, you can’t call yourself a designer until you take down a ceiling fan.


  5. jen says:

    He has two cats – one bedroom for each. =)

  6. James Joyner says: