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A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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Tuesday
Jul192011

The Painting Has Begun! The Painting Has Begun!

And it came to pass that the most glorious part of any makeover project began. The painting. The motherfucking painting has begun!

SNEAK PEEK:



We thoughtfully considered all your comments and made our decision. Can you tell what it is? I have decided I shall reveal the color tomorrow after it has dried and I can photograph it properly. I have also decided I shall start saying "shall" more as it sounds smart and poetic. And biblical.

I shall see you on the morrow.

Oh. One more thing. Sorry I look like reheated meatloaf dinner in this video. It's just that it was really humid today and putting on any make-up would have been a waste of time as it would have immediately melted off my face. And also brushing my hair would've been a waste of time because, well, it would have just got all tangled again and then I'd have to brush it again and that's just more personal hygiene than I can manage right now.

Reader Comments (10)

Yay for tomorrow's reveal! Look forward to seeing what colour you guys have chosen.

And I can't view the video (I'm at work, d'oh!) but I'm sure you look fab! Plus, who can be bothered putting on makeup in excessive heat?

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPretzel Thief

Daaaammnnn! That looks like a big ol' bathroom! But I guess it IS an old Pennsylvania farm house, so it had to service, what, 10, 11 people? Gorgeous color!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteryotko

you chose tropical lagoon ... it appears ... unless you've thrown us all off and gone with a different color! Looks great!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam

That's a NICE bathroom color! Love it. Oh-and the wooden door in that bathroom is totally gorgeous-are all the doors like that? Swoon.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterconnie

I think you chose Sea Spray!! YAY! Haha and if you didn't it does still look like its going to be a great bathroom color.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

that is one massive bathroom! Can't wait to see how it dries.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTashi

I like it! NICE! He's doing I would call this one Gasious Ash blue. No...Gracious Ash Blue. Beautiful. You weren't kidding with the geese and duck wall paper. Who does that? I guess people who need to cover LARGE spaces and feel the need to match grandness with grandiose ganders. Rising to the occasion I suppose. I wonder if there are any layers of wallpaper... always fun to discover vintage designs and stuff. Anyway, it's nice to see you guys don't waste time in the updating and that you seem to work well together. He's doing a nice job there with the edging. I am like you in that I can't put in the time to do it right...so it must be nice to have someone who will take the time. Good for you!!! Great choice!

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergina

gaseous ash? ooh that doesn't sound right all ALL. strike that...

PS. How big IS this bathroom?...and I wonder if that's the going size of bathrooms in old Amish country. Could it have been a bedroom until they invented bathrooms? Maybe where they were obligated to cut corners in certain modern day amenities, they were permitted to take liberty in others?

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergina

MOIRA There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire, the other is to gain it.-Hublot Red Devil Bang watches Swiss

Sooooo? What color DID you go with????? We're dying here!

July 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteryotko

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