Sunday, January 23, 2011

~I SAW RED...~

Tired of construction?  Not half as tired as we are!

We had a bit of an incident yesterday.  Just one of those things that happen when you are trying to keep up with a bunch of constructions workers. 
You see...we came up short on beams, because I suddenly noticed (idiot me) that two of the beams were rotted and needed to be they went to the lumber yard to get two more. 
It was late.
The two extra's would need to be primed and painted with two coats of brown before the carpenter came in the morning.
 Early the next morning..we were up bright and early to get started.  We set up the sawhorses, Howard and I managed to carry those large beams out to be painted...and Howard went to work.  I went back in side to make coffee and start my day.
Suddenly (and this happens to me fairly often) while working on the computer and drinking my first cup of coffee of the day..I had a vision.  Yes.  I did.  I had a vision of Howard painting the beams RED! 
If you look below you will see BROWN beams!  Chocolate Brownie brown, by Frazee.

I thought to myself, "that cannot be true.  How silly!  He would never paint the beams RED!" and I went back to my work and my coffee.
I was in the gargage starting my washing.  Sweetie Pie comes in and says, "Um..I did something and I'm not sure if I should tell you."  I said (forgetting my vision of earlier), "..well if it's bad, don't tell me because I'm having a really nice day!"  He looked at the garage floor and said softly... "I painted the beams red!"
My poor baby!  I felt so bad for him! 

Later.  The dust had settled.  He had a rather dazed look on his face (as you can see in the photo above) but the beams are now brown. 
I did notice that when they were finally installed...they had a bit of a cast?  LOL
Oh well...the porch has a roof!
I would give details...but I'm sure you can pretty much imagine ..basically, I pointed,  he rolled paint. 
All's well that ends well.  Right?  Right? :)


  1. Oh Mona, your esp was really kicking in. Funny story now that it is all fixed. Can't wait to see it all finished. Hugs, Marty

  2. Zelda,

    I was laughing so hard I couldn't read from the tears in my eyes. This is one of those "it happened to us to" stories. That awful, gut feeling when you realize - oops - I goofed.

    I can just imagine how badly Howard felt, but I hope he managed to giggle when "the dust settled".

    Construction isn't fun. But, it does come to an end and when you see your beautiful home with a new roof and fresh paint all the nightmares fade away.

    Hugs to you and Howard.


  3. Projects always have hiccups- whether large or small. Most often, they can be fixed. It is just annoying for me, and I tend to dwell on the issue. When it is all said and done, I just shake my head and wonder why I got so nuts about it all! Just my personality- worrywart and perfectionist! I bet you'll be glad when it is all done, huh? hugs, Sue

  4. It could have been worse after all :-) :-) I´m sorry but I´m still laughing :-)

    Have a great day now!

  5. Yep, that was definitely one of those moments when you should have listened to your feelings. LOL

    But alls well that ends well, right. Hope you are well. Sorry its been so long since I stopped by. I have been uber busy with this silly thing called Life. :)

    Hugs, Barb

  6. You could have placed them in fashionable relation to the brown ones and called it style.

  7. Hee hee... stuff happens in home projects that just makes you shake your head and go ooopsie daisy...


  8. LOL Mona!!! First thin I noticed--he has a can of soda---my hubby would have a beer and a very disgusted look on his face. Like your new photo banner!

  9. Hi Mona! I know you will be glad whe that's all over! It sounds like something I would do! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  10. What a dear sweet man Howard is. These are just the little mishaps that make for great stories later on.
    Big weekend hugs, Sue

  11. When I come to a remodel ya just can't leave anything up to 'chance' for an Alpha Male. Heeehehehehe!!!! I can soo see this happenin' and it sure made for a great post sweeite!

    God bless and have a marvelous day my friend!!!

  12. I had a giggle when I read your post today. These things do happen as we walk the road of life, don't they. A red glow will be just fine!
    Love the pictures of your great grandchildren! I think I've got that right, haven't I?

  13. Oh my, that women's intuition again. Poor Howard...did you help him repaint them? I'll bet you'll be glad when this is all over. It's going to look so beautiful. Pictures please...Balisha

  14. Hmmm...sounds like you may be psychic! Can't wait to see all the before and afters.

  15. Oh, Mona! Is is okay that I'm giggling? Well, I can't wait to see it all finished! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. I'm also giggling. Next time, hide all the paint colors except the one you want Howard to use! LOL

  17. The poor thing.You will have to check it out if you have anymore of those visions, just to make sure. LOL! I can imagine you are both ready for it all just to be done.This to shall pass. LOL!

  18. Hi Mona...

    Ohhh my gosh...are you serious? That is pretty strange...that you had a vision of red beams and your Howard had actually painted them red? Now I am wondering what it was that you were supposed to have known by that entire situation, my friend!

    Well sweet lady, I really do know your anxiety. My Dad was a self-employed carpenter and about every other year he built our family a new home. I really do know all the "ins and outs" when it comes to construction and remodel! I can remember at a very young age, Dad teaching my sister, brother, and to paint, nail, etc. I have done all of my own sheetrock and texture, etc. off on a bunny trail there, but I do know how it is to live in a place that is under construction! Darlin', it will get finished and you WILL enjoy all the fruits of your labor and at that time you will look back with fond memories! Hope that helps! Hehe! I can hardly wait to see how it all looks when finished...I'm sooo excited for you!!!

    Just wanted to come by after reading your sweet note that you left for me! I always enjoy your visits, sweet friend! Thank you! And yes, Gloria has my "dream home"! I could spend days...upon days...just meandering through her fabulous home! Again...can't wait to see your projects will also be FABULOUS, my friend!!!

    Love ya,

  19. Mona...what a delightful time I had reading all about your never cease to amaze me...and I love the part at the end where I can select the music I would like to hear while I'm enjoying your not stop!!!

    Your Eastcoasty Friend...

  20. OH MY GOODNESS! Lizzie! You commented on my post! Precious friend of mine, I miss you terribly sometimes..and wish you could come out and visit. THANK YOU for taking the time to comment. I love you, you do know that don't you?

  21. So glad everything turned out ok and he was able to repaint!


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