Purple Paint Problem


Yesterday, I put a small dent in five gallons of exterior house paint.  I’d gone to my old reliable guys, and chose Mocha—from a short list of Standard colors.  But I’m a bit nervous:  even after several hours, as I put my paintbrush in the fridge for the night, that long south wall was still looking just a tad bit purple.  (I’ve seen two purple houses. Everybody had the same question: “Why?”)  As I type this, I’m chomping at the bit to check it when the sun comes up.

To top it off, the horizontal HardiePlank isn’t conducive to rolling, so I wasn’t happy with the brush finish.  It might need second coat, and it’s nearly October.  Good morning, Boys and Girls. Can you say, “Oh, Snap!!”?

But it gets worse: Last night I could hear loud barking.  It was coming from my hammer toes, rear-ended back, tennis elbow, and rotator cuff.  But that was nothing that couldn’t be solved with a shot of ibuprofen with a Diet Coke chaser.

Oh—and the wall I painted was Mom’s house.  She got home from Hawaii late last night, so I’m sure to get her two cents’ worth.  (Ooh: right now I’m really glad I weeded her garden while she was away.  Score!)

‘Worst case scenario, we can tweak the tint and rent a sprayer.  And all things considered, these are First World Problems.  One of the best gifts Christians have is a little thing called perspective.  Paint color is not something to stress over.

Now that I think about it, I’d had a hard time picking the shade.  I didn’t care for people putting me in a box called Current Trend.  I only settled on Mocha because the paint sale is ending.  Maybe taupe is just the ticket.  …..…Nah…

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One Response to Purple Paint Problem

  1. elsiephoebe says:

    UPDATE: It’s not purple; it’s a nice mocha. I’d been misinformed; rolling works famously–it’s going way faster! And Mom loves the color. I guess we’re 3 for 3. FTW

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