8:10 am - woke up; yes I decided to finally get up early and see off Sue and Carter - also get an early start on the painting.
8:30 am - started taping the edge of the wall; where it meets the ceiling.
9:30 am - getting started on painting the ceiling.
10:30 am - painting the ceiling. As you can see in the photo - it is true: I am painting naked. It's good for the soul. Only got one call from a neighbor across the street. Picked up the phone and all I heard was "COVER UP!"
10:31 am - I put my clothes back on.
11:30 am - electrician shows up (finally; thought he'd be here yesterday). Our lighting fixture in the laundry room stopped working. Appears to be the ballast. The electrician told me he would send me a bill.. doesn't sound good but it's fixed.
12:30 pm - putting the finishing touches on the ceiling. Started with a roller but the sand seemed to build up on the roller. Every now and then a huge clump of sand would come off of the roller. I then switched to a brush and that seemed to work much better. The texture paint was our only choice since it appears that someone replaced our lighting fixture and didn't sand down the areas around it.
1:30 pm - head out to pick up my new contact from the eye doctor
2:30 pm - go to Toys 'r us to pick up some b'day gifts for Carter. I don't know who will be more excited to try out the Star Trek transporter; me or Carter.
3:00 pm - since Toys 'r us did not have Spock I am on a quest now or, if you will, a 'search for Spock'.
3:30 pm - my search ends in not finding Spock (went to both Walmart & Target) but I picked up a SULU so Carter will have three figures to play with. Got some other stuff for Carter but it's a secret for now.
3:45 pm - gave my Dad a vist. He's excited that we will be going to the new SANDS casino soon.
4:15 pm - had to leave my Dad's in case I have to pick Carter up.
4:45 pm - pull into the driveway and Sue calls to say she can get Carter.
5:15 pm - put the Chicken in the oven and peel the potatoes. Tried a new marinade of Lemon Juice, Worcester Sauce, Olive Oil & Garlic.
6:15 pm - Chicken is delicious - Sue says it's a nice mild flavor. Can't taste the garlic but probably got lost on the bottom of the pan.
7:00 pm - I may head out to Barnes and Noble. More painting tomorrow but hope to get up early again.