Saturday, September 12, 2009


A NEARLY FULL MOON AS SEEN FROM OUR FRONT YARD THROUGH MY NIKON D40 & 80mm REFRACTOR STELLARVUE NIGHTHAWK TELESCOPE LAST WEEK...... Should have mentioned that I cropped, enlarged, & added some contrast & color to the picture as well. Don't know why horizonal & vertical lines appear in the photo except it might be pixelation from enlarging)

My whole day was spent inside with my nose to the paint brush. When having to do something I'm not fond of doing my idea is to just get on with it & get it done so I can move on to something else I do like to do. I should also mention that yesterdays blog comments about the cupboards being outdated, old, & dark were all placed in my mind by my lovely wife, Kelly. Women are more attuned to cosmetic changes than men are & the decision to paint the cupboards was definitely a cosmetic one. I WILL BE SOOOOOOO GLAD TO GET THIS PRIMER COAT FINISHED

Now, let's have a look at this from a totally realistic man's perspective. First & foremost, there was absolutely nothing wrong with those kitchen & bathroom cupboards. No cracks, no broken parts, no old paint peeling off, & no wood rot. We had replaced the knobs on all the doors about 3 years ago so I thought that was sufficient to bring them into the 21rst century but a woman's mind knows no logical restraints & so sure, change was afoot. Puts me in mind of the old saying, "if it's not broken-don't fix it, but it was too late.....the decision had been made & I am but a bit player here in the Bayfield Bunch's grand scheme of things!! LILY PADS FROM ATOP A COUNTRY ROAD BRIDGE

So, with those thoughts in mind I have been diligently painting away changing perfectly good dark woodgrained cupboards into, well..........that remains to be seen. At least the two hardest tasks are finally over with the long boring preparation & primer painting behind me. Now I can begin to put on the first coast of melamine paint which at this point I have no idea what shade of white it is going to be. I'm a man so white is white....right!! Kelly picked it out at the paint store & went with a 'warm' white. What's warm about white I ask!!!! I probably would have went with a brilliant fuscia orange or something. White is not my favorite color & I guess that's why this blogs background is a dark gray & you can tell by the looks of my blog that I see the world in bright color.......not black & white!! And if the Canadian Tire store ever has a sale on colored spray paint I'm gonna get a hundred & fifty five cans of something & spray our big white motorhome orange, green, blue, burgundy, yellow, khaki or whatever paint they have most of in stock!! A HUMMER

After the past 2 days of contortionist scrambling around on the floor & up down the stepstool my troublesome & very painful right knee is totalled, I'm in my recliner with a cane propped against the chair & I'm down for the count. Definitely NO MORE PAINTING to-morrow!!!!


Kelly's on the way home with a burg & fry's (only my third burg & fry combo in 5 months) from the Docks & all will soon be well in the paint stained world of the Bayfield Bunch's Rembrandt AL:))

GROANER'S CORNER:(( Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who let in the light!!

The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now....AL.


  1. Glad to hear the painting job is over - like you said, it's not the actual painting that's so bad, it's the preparation and the cleanup! Great picture of the full moon!

  2. What can I say? I hated reading aloud your blog yesterday and today. I didn't want Suzy to get any ideas. Our 11-year old but new-to-us home has wooden cabinets, stained in a medium oak tone. I counted 37 cabinet doors in our kitchen / living room area, and you can't do something to one without all 37 others.

    I agree with you -- if it ain't broke....

  3. Love the moon shot and the lily pads! Color is a very good thing.

  4. I can't tell you how glad i am to be able to read your blog again, and today's was especially good.


  5. Ha! Ha! I have been where you are at....painting cabinets and what a job. You think the hard part is over...oh, I beg to differ...just wait til you start that topcoat and every little piece of dirt, hair, or FUR finds it's way into your wet paint and then their are those nasty brush strokes...make sure they all go with the wood grain...LOL!

  6. "Puts me in mind of the old saying, "if it's not broken-don't fix it,"

    With me doing things the saying is "If it's not broken, fix it until it is."

  7. I carry a thin piece of wood to paint on top of. I put my spray painting cans into a backpack that I can easily carry, only bringing the colors that I plan to use. I've traveled so much and seen places that I never would have seen without learning how to spray paint.