Monday, February 22, 2010

Status Report

This weekend I attained my goal of finishing ALL of the window mullions! What a Labor of Hercules that turned out to be. Guess I just hate repetitive chores.

My utter relief at reaching this minor milestone was rather short-lived. Because I soon realized that now I have to PRIME & PAINT ALL SEVENTEEN WINDOWS (plus one door). To the uninitiated, this might not seem to be such a horrific task. But these windows happen to be working, double-hung (wink) components that slide up and down in rabbited tracks. Thankfully, they un-assemble to make the job slightly more easy.

I am debating whether to spray or brush on the primer and subsequent top coat. Problem is the weather here in the frozen hell that is Minnesota is only 20 - 30 degrees. And my primitive basement/"workshop" (and I do use the term loosely) is not ventilated well enough to spray-paint indoors.

Guess I'll be using a brush.

In other news, the aforementioned balustrade arrived in the mail today all the way from England. Also, an Empire-style mirror I picked up for a ridiculous price from Swan House Miniatures. And tomorrow the elusive quoins are scheduled to come.

Speaking of which, it was pointed out to me that the reason my order took so long to be processed might be because the company was re-casting the parts. Which I suppose could be true and it got me to thinking, "oh my god, I'm turning into one of those detestable, whiny, unreasonable customers with an inflated sense of entitlement." Of course, if they had sent a simple email letting me know my order's status, (which I don't think is asking for too much), I wouldn't be writing this at all...I'm just sayin'.


Jeri Elsner said...[Reply]

Just checked the 15-day.
Frozen hell for at least two more weeks...highest temp: 34
Hey, did I tell ya I'm goin' to Vegas in 10 days...should be in the 70's then. HA.

Jeri Elsner said...[Reply]

PS - MAJOR KUDOS for staying on task, my bro! This weekend, I myself, managed to...
Ah. I got nothing.

John said...[Reply]

Idle hands are the devil's own workshop.

Cassandra said...[Reply]

And that is why you/we do all this...??

My Realitty said...[Reply]

Dude, you got great quoins! C