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Paint party!

Paint party!

If I never have to use painters tape and drop cloths again in my life, I would be okay with that.  I, with out fail, always manage to paint my hair, face and bottoms of my feet every time I pick up a roller.  Painting is this weekend’s project.  And last weekend’s project… and the weekend before.  Honestly, next time I’m just going to hire a pro.  Or not ever sell a house again.  There’s that option too. As of today, we have burned through 15 gallons of paint and stain in the last month.  And we still have at least 6 more gallons left to go for the porch and trim in the house.  You’d think I’d be better at this, but no chance for that.

On another note, the family had a great time this week!  We have stayed very busy since this weekend getting things ready for the home.  Our pool deck being painted is a huge relief and burden off of our back.  But it seems like once we take two steps forward we take one step back.  Our pool’s turbo cell for the salt chlorinator went out.  It has been working for about seven years, so it was time to replace it anyway.  But this is more money out of our pocket!  We knew something was up this past month when we kept putting salt in the pool, but the reading still gave us a “low salt” message.  The water tasted salty!  Hahah, just kidding.  Okay, for real I may have tasted it, but there’s no way for me to tell if it was at the right level.  Hoping for the best, we took a sample of the pool water to the  pool dealer to get it tested.  Normally our salt level is at 3200 ppm optimal.  It was at 6800 ppm.  (I knew it was salty!)  Anyway, the pool experts told us we needed to drain about three feet and get a new turbo cell. For real!?  Three feet?!  One week later, we are still getting the level back to normal, but at least the pool did not “go green”.  Whatever that means.  I imagine it filling with green jello every time I hear that.   I really love the Pool Forums that are out there.  They have really helped us in times of “WTF?” and this was one of them.

The baby girl had a fun time at school.  They hatched some baby chicks and she was able to get pictures.  I just wanted to share this because they are so stinking cute!  Their teacher is delivering them to a local farm now that they have hatched.  What fun!  I just want to scoop them up and kiss each one.

baby chicks

We used to call them biddies when I was a kid

Finally, I had the honor of being a guest of one of my coworker/friends at the Gulf Coast Salute to the Military.  It is sponsored by the Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.  What an event it is!  This would be my fourth year attending, and I’ve had a blast every time.  The businesses that help to sponsor this are so great, and the company at the tables are always a joy.  This is one of the reasons why I will miss the Gulf Coast so much.  One of the speakers was the writer of the book the “Boys of ’67”. He showed a clip of the upcoming movie being made and it was gripping.  I hope I get a chance to see it soon, because it captures so many of the dilemmas the soldiers faced during the war.  Here is a picture of the author , Mr. Wiest, setting up the clip:

 

Mr. Wiest setting up the film clip

Mr. Wiest setting up the film clip

Becca S