Renovation project - Why you shouldn't walk under ladders!
Now John is feeling better it is full steam ahead, we are going on holiday in a few weeks and want to be as finished as possible before we leave.
So we are going to paint the bedroom in the little house, this is a job that is made difficult by the beams, we love the vaulted ceiling and the beams that are on show, but it does make decorating far more difficult. John has stained all the beams and we have to paint very carefully around them.
I am cutting in around the edges and John is doing the ceiling, now here is a big tip for anybody sharing the decorating, DO NOT cut in underneath where the other person is painting, you know that old superstition about walking under a ladder? Well I now know why it is considered unlucky, it is nothing to do with luck, it is because, the other person may suddenly become clumsy and knock the paint pot off the top off the ladder, if you are underneath, as I was, the paint pot will land on you!
The shock of having a big tub of paint suddenly land on you is, quite simply shocking, John just looked and said he could see it in slow motion but couldn’t stop it, (hmmm....)
My painting is cut short as I strip off the now white clothes and go for a shower.
Not quite what I expected, but after the initial shock, and shocking language, it was quite funny. And the room does look good.