vmlopez

With the right tools…

In 1 on September 4, 2009 at 12:07 AM

OK, so I have been out of work for almost four months.  Sad, I know, but it has freed me up to do a lot of things, of which I have only done a couple.  I am volunteering my time to the Union Gospel Mission and to the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas-Fort Worth chapter for their 5th annual Latina Art Show.  I am also helping out around the house a whole lot more.  Seriously, I have become like the family’s “Cinderella.”

 Well, along with my domestic duties, my mom decided to paint the house.  Guess who was in charge!  Yes, yours truly.

I drove around to different stores to compare paint prices, which I could have done online, I picked out the color, moved all the furniture and even managed to get paint all over my hair.  As I looked through the paint supplies,  I noticed this weird, squared, small and handheld little gadget.  Little did I know that it would become the MVP of the whole show.  It was the SHUR-LINE Paint Edger.

It was used to paint the edges of walls, to the side, the bottom and the top by the ceiling without getting that dreaded mark from the roller. It produced a straight edge on EVERYTHING!  I truly believe that little gadget is what kept my painting from being mediocre and it prevented me from having to go back and repainting where the roller accidentally hit. 

Originally, I was only going to paint the back room and the living room.  I later added the hallway as well and once my dad got home, he said something I just didn’t want to hear in the tired, sore, half-zombied state I was in.  He said, “It looks good.  You should do the kitchen next.”

Noooooooo!!!!  Not more work!  But, coming from a guy to whom everything is done wrong and to whom you can’t voice your ideas to because only his ideas are the way to go and only he knows how to do it correctly, it was a great compliment.  It really did look great if I do say so myself.  It almost looked professional, almost… and all thanks to the eight world wonder, the paint edger.

It just goes to show you that with the right tools, you really can do anything.  Woo hoo!!

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