Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Well I am starting day four of the S'Whine flu and am really feeling a lot better. I felt pretty good yesterday afternoon so painted another room - now there is only one left and I can live with that - even if it doesn't get painted for a few weeks. I couldn't stand having five undone.

This is the first time we have used the satin finish paint and I am not sure if I like it or not. It is hard to tell where you need to add paint and where you are ok. The finish is weird when it is starting to may be nice when it is dry though - and since I have already paid for it I'll use the rest even if I don't like it.

Inklings and I both had a rough night coughing our heads off every hour or so. Sleep wasn't really possible during those bouts so I think she will be really tired today.


Delirious said...

I use the Satin finish although, like you, I'm not sure how much I like it. The one thing I really do like about it though is that it is easier to wash fingerprints off of. I wish I was as ambitious as you. I have several rooms that need painting. I have started on one, but never had gotten around to finishing it.

Inklings said...

The salesman talked us into it by telling us it was the most durable and scrubbable paint.

Amber said...

I hope you are both back to 100% soon, it's no fun being sick!

Dee Ice Hole said...

Just for the record I haven't been 100% since 1968 - when I finished wrestling at the Nationals - too lazy to work that hard again.;=)

But I have been way less that I wanted to be the last three years - I really hated not being able to pass the arduous pack test for fire. REALLY. REALLY. HATED. THAT.