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jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
Never time/energy/tuit to write about all of my things so I'm just going to write about three things from today:

1. Saw the allergy people today which is good because my hay fever is getting epic and debilitating and that sucks. No answers today but tests have been done and I go back in two weeks. This is the boring bit of this post.

2. I look like an extra from Dr Who today with black pen marks all over my inner forearms from the allergy skin pinprick tests. This makes me feel highly amused.

3. I made two women very happy by paying for their fares home from the hospital. We shared a cab because getting cabs at 4pm is really hard (it's cabbie shift change) and we were all going to similar locations and my cab arrived first. I get half-price taxi fares because of my wheelchair (government-sponsored program because so much public transport isn't accessible) so the whole fare for all three of us was less than ten dollars, so I just told them I'd pay for all of it. Made them very happy and seeing their happiness made me very happy too.

So yes ... productive doctor-seeing plus silly marks on forearms plus random acts of kindness equals a good day.

jeshyr: Hands crafting a braid, with the words 'Clan Mitchell' (Clan Mitchell - Hands)
Ricky painting a metal frame, smiling at camera

Things I remembered to buy/borrow/bring outside

  • Paint

  • Turps

  • Appropriate sized brush

  • Screwdriver to open paint tin

  • Newspaper

Things I forgot to buy/borrow/bring outside

To my stunned amazement, only a paint stirrer and a hammer. And I just grabbed a stick and used that to stir the paint, and used the base of the screwdriver to hammer the lid back on at the end, so all was good!

Things that got paint on them unintentionally

  • Pa's stool (but only a small smudge)

  • Floor of garage (not too much!)

Bits of me which got paint on them

  • My hair (I think it was only a few strands. I felt it stick when I leaned in, but couldn't find the spot on my hair when I went to clean up.)

  • My hands and wrists (this is traditional and doesn't count!)

  • Only two small bits of paint on forearms, both spots where I'd accidentally brushed against an already-painted bit of metal.

Things I had forgotten about painting

  • When painting something you have to reach around/through, paint the bits furthest away from you before painting the closer bits or you'll get paint on your forearms :)

  • Turps feels disgusting on one's skin (but does remove the paint).

  • You'll never get the paint out from under your fingernails, even with the turps.

So it's all painted now! I was going to do it in two halves since there's so many metal bits that are close and it's hard to paint all the bits from all the angles, but I got enthused so the first coat's all done and it's sitting in the garage waiting to dry so I can do it all again tomorrow. And then I have the steps to do, plus sealing the base of the old seat.

I really really really love painting things!



jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
Ricky Buchanan


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