Friday, February 23, 2007
This afternoon I put the first coat of primer on the front of the garage. It's tinted to the same color as the final coat, so it should like very much like it will when all is done. We tried to match the color of the paint, as closely as possible, to the general hue of the bricks on the house. By Home Depot's advice, I have two coats of primer to do, followed by two coats of the finishing paint. If the primer is the same color as the other paint, I don't see why we don't just use primer, but there it is. Mine is not to question why, mine is but to paint or . . . well, at any rate continue to irritate the neighborhood. With the blessing we'll get the priming done this weekend.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Here's Graham helping daddy caulk the last remaining seams in the siding. What a big help you are, little buddy!
Graham has been picking up some bad dress habits from his time in Durham. We've spoken to him on several occassions about the sagging trousers, but to no avail. There will be no hydraulics on the Volkswagen, however.
"When's the basketball hoop going up, dad?"
"Your mommy made me take it down son. It's a bird feeder now."
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Many of you probably don't know that my little brother is a rock star. Though he has yet to share his fame and wealth with his older brother (who taught him how to play the air guitar), I'm hopeful that this may be in the cards in the near future. Though he spurned my suggestion of trying out for American Idol, Josh has been playing with the band Catchpenny. You can check out some cool video of Josh on the bass at their website. It's really strange how the talent was distributed in our family. I can't carry a tune in a bucket.
Friday, February 16, 2007
I passed my French proficiency exam this week. I did German as an undergrad and Latin my first two years at Duke, but French is also required for my program--all three had to be in the bag before preliminary exams next month. And now they are. On to prelims!