March 16, 2007

Yes, I'm here, and wasn't late this morning.

I'm just still hung over from last night's gadding about--first had to find Catherine, who'd wandered off into the woods at Grandma's house--in the rain--because she wanted to go for a walk. Found her rather quickly by bellowing at the top of my lungs. Then home, then got Boy to take down his tent that we've just gotten and had it set up in the garage in order to seal the seams on it, then after Reba was home it was off to the thrift store to pick up a chair for Rebecca to decorate for art class, then back to the bookstore to pick up The Glass Menagerie for Oldest (which I am almost certain we already have) and then three books on soccer for Bec so she could do a report, then on to Target for cat food, manila envelopes (we already had a stack of those, too), and spray paint to touch up the chair I'd gotten at the thrift store, but Target doesn't SELL paint (!?) so then it was back up the shopping center to Michael's, who does sell paint and picked up a can of that.

On back to home, set up the chair in the garage on top of an old sheet and proceeded to slather spray paint all over the chair. I'd recommend against the Krylon latex spray paint. Slow to dry, susceptible to getting fisheyes (odd humidity-caused pits in the paint film) and is drippy, without being that great at coverage. I thought I was doing myself a favor because it doesn't stink (a lot) but next time I'm just getting some fast dry enamel and be done with it.

And that only takes us up to 9:00 p.m. I didn't get in bed until midnight. And so I'm tired. Thus the lack of posts this morning.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 16, 2007 08:55 AM

So much fun at the Oglesby ranch! My efforts are puny in contrast.

I am deep into the motorcycle repaint job and last night I discovered an interesting spray can on the autoparts store shelves. Its from DupliColor and its a highly reflective clear cover that is supposed to replicate the reflection of a traffic sign. I think I might use some of this on the white trim I was already planning for this dark grey paint scheme. It might make it just a little more visible to sleepy car drivers.

Posted by: Nate at March 16, 2007 09:06 AM

I like DupliColor products--lots of color choices and materials, and really good quality.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 16, 2007 09:15 AM