The Start of Summer and Home Improvements

To start off summer, I sat down for .05465 seconds and then got up and unloaded everything. As I went through each box I thought back on what I had used in the past year. I sorted everything into five piles and then reorganized everything I kept.

The five piles:

1) Trash

2) Recycling

3) Clothes to go to consignment

4) Donate to Goodwill

5) Sell on Craigslist

My room was a pit! College life exploded all over the house!

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Not long after I went through everything, we decided now was as good a time as any to paint the study room and my bedroom. My room is a really bold color I chose back in high school so I wanted something more serene.

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Since the walls are so bright, we had to prime first. Not to mention some holes we had to patch. Ta DA! The not so finished product.

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We are still working on it.

Here’s the color for my room, although the internet picture looks nothing like the swatch I have, so we will see how it turns out.

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And here’s the study room swatch.

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I’ve always been really into the meanings of different colors like how yellow is cheerful and red can be anger or passion. But, what do light tealy-grays say?

Amidst my productivity, I gave my dog, Copper a bath. He did not enjoy it, so to get back at me, he came into the room where I was priming right after and laid down lengthways along the wall where I had just cut in around the baseboard and got paint all down one side of his back. He’s a stinker.

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When this happened, I then had to quickly escort a very squirmy dog outside without getting wet paint all over the carpet and furniture. Success!

Anyway, something that always strikes me when I do projects in my dad’s line of work (home improvement)- and even cleaning/organizing- is how instantly gratifying it is when compared to school work. You study and study for four months before you receive one letter grade. In a little bit of time you can get a whole lot of work done and the results are visible every step of the way. I like seeing the fruits of my labor every step of the way. I like it sometimes. It’s a nice change of pace. I also like getting my hands dirty and not letting myself get too lazy during my lazy summer. Work can be fun guys!

 

 

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