So apparently it is Saturday, go figure eh? I have pretty much finished painting the wood panelling and associates skirting and dado today so that is a task complete.
Well I say it is a task complete but what it actually is is a week and a half of my life wasted. I have ‘transformed’ white wood into…… drum roll please…. white wood! I guess you can tell it doesn’t look like a transformation. The only really noticeable change is that the pub now smells of paint again and not beer, that change makes me sad but at least it is temporary.
There is one section of the pub where it has been more of a transformation but I am not sure why. The woodwork around the fruit machine corner was in fact yellow. Yes I know I would have sworn it was white as well. In fact the only person who guessed yellow was Nick, his observations may be limited but hell they are accurate.
I have checked a picture of when I brought the Plough and that area had yellow wall panels and white woodwork. I checked before I painted and it is white and now, of course it is a bit brighter. I know that gloss can yellow but normally in sun (its as far from light as you get) but why didn’t I notice those two walls yellowing? After much consideration I have come to the conclusion that the ghost of the white panel above has transposed itself on to the woodwork, its the only explanation that makes sense.
So within the next couple of days the biggest single job (inside) will be complete and hopefully I will relax a little. Regardless of how long we predict closure will be I am horribly uncomfortable in a bomb site that can’t be completed overnight. I know they wont just change their mind and reopen us randomly but something doesn’t sit well having the pub in this condition.
Since it is Saturday me and the ducks will be blowing the froth off a couple later. I am going to shuffle the pack a little though as I think they are getting too comfortable in their respective positions. I moved the KB duck today so that I could sit down and you should see the look that she gave me. I had to turn her around before the glare damaged the new paint!