Written by Colin on 8/27/2008
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I spent the entire day, well, most of the day, painting a single room in my house.

After giving up on making me paint my room, which would be a nightmare to clean up and to paint, my dad give me the task of painting the laundry room. It's about 8 feet wide and maybe 15 long but it took absolutely forever to clean out. We have way too much crap on the stupid shelving that I had to take down and a washing machine whose hoses were impossible to detach, meaning I had to work around them. I'd say it took a good two to three hours to simply get ready to paint the damn thing. I then spent an hour painting the trim so that I could tape it up to paint the walls. I realized at about 12:30 I hadn't eaten anything yet the entire day, which was probably contributing to the extreme boredom/frustration I was feeling at the time.

Painting the walls seemed to take a lot less time, but in reality still took another two hours. I almost dropped the roller tray when I was moving the ladder over the washing machine's hoses and then proceeded to slosh paint all over the dryer. I guess the lucky thing about it being a laundry room is that it's basically built for cleaning (in this case being cleaned). I finished the entire paint/cleaning up paint process around 5:00 and then started to reassemble the shelving which I might have damaged a bit during the removal process :)

After some modifications to the attachment points on the wall, I had the shelves up and all the stuff back in the room in about 10 minutes with a reasonably similar organization to how it originally was. I've sat around since then feeling unaccomplished for actually doing something rather than sitting around doing nothing on the computer all day. I don't understand myself sometimes...


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"go to work, send your kids to school
follow fashion, act normal
walk on the pavements, watch T.V.
save for your old age, obey the law
Repeat after me: I am free"

are you free?

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