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!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I ran out of paint after painting the walls in the bedroom and went to the same store where I got the other paint and bought another five gallon bucket. I bought the exact same brand, color (ultra white), sheen (satin not semi-gloss), type of paint.

When I was painting the ceiling the roller hit the wall a lot of times and I just thought it isn't a big deal the paint is exactly the same---wrong---after it dried you could see every spot where the roller had hit the wall---it looked terrible. I went to bed last night thinking after it really dried it would be just fine.

When I got up this morning it still looked like HE _ _, so I got into my paint coveralls and repainted the walls on the entire bedroom.

LESSON LEARNED: If there is any chance that you might run out of paint before you finish painting---buy the new paint and mix both cans together. That way it WILL be the same color. Yes White is a color - and yes there are many colors of white - AT LEAST TWO FOR SURE.


Lindsay Logic said...

That is my husband's advice. If you buy four cans, pour them all together and mix them before painting even one wall. I guess after painting loads of houses, he's figured that out. :)

PsychDoctor said...

that sucks...

Amber said...

what a pain!!

Dee Ice Hole said...

Sure looks nice now though---the new curtains are also an added plus toi the room - so sometimes even if you break things you end up with an improvement.