Sunday, July 06, 2008
Lamentations Chapter 1

"And behold, there was a woman in a far country who began to change the color of her dwelling. She stayeth in the room for many hours applying tape to the walls of her dwelling. Tape that costeth many of her mites, but she did it with a glad heart for the joy that would await her after removing the tape. For she hath many sons and does not like to spend precious time touching up paint in her dwelling.
Alas, the day cometh when the paint is dry, and behold, the woman of a far country removed the many feet of blue tape, but lo, the advertising was wicked! The tape let paint seep under its bond. Yes, many colors left their original boundaries. Colors of red, black, green, blue, and light yellow.
The woman that hath many sons was exceedingly distressed to her soul and almost let her anguish bring forth tears! Not tears of joy, nay, tears of much sadness, for her work is now greater than before.
But the woman was a determined woman of great stature and decided to confront the wicked makers of the tape. Workers who lie in wait to prey on innocent painters! And lo, as she feedeth her many sons, she deviseth a plan including pictures of wobbly paint lines, removed tape, receipts and original packaging, and yet, she will send them to the makers of tape with false advertising. She asketh and pleadeth, and lo, she may demand a refund from those workers of iniquity. Workers who make heavy the load of mothers with many sons.
But hope is in sight, as the woman, with the help of her good husband, hath found some tools to right the problem. And when she (hopefully) receiveth her money from the makers of tape, and the room is completed, the woman of a far country will again enjoy her dwelling. Selah."

  posted at 2:50 PM  

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Lori said...

Oh my goodness girl!Sounds like you've been very ambitious in your far-away land, one that has recently embraced the language of old?! Good luck with the customer service, hopefully you'll happen along some nice people! Can't wait to see the finished room! :)

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Sorry, I couldn't help but laugh. I HAVE been there, really, with the painting and painting and painting and.... EXCEPT, Robert forced me (wisely, I may add) to buy expensive painter's tape.

There was little bleeding, but four coats of paint (royal blue, grass green and carrot orange) was necessary. The orange could've used another coat, but I was already cursing the walls. Don't look too close at the corners or up by the ceiling!

At 9:57 PM, Blogger Bryan and Marsha said...

You are hilarious! BTW, the Jackson's have 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. They are 5, 3 and the little boy will be 2 in the fall. They are great! We are really enjoying them!

At 2:08 AM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

Oh, Martha, how frustrating! But, you sure make it funny! Enjoyed a laugh! I had a sad moment Saturday evening when I went to hang up two BEAUTIFUL motherly/family plate decorations (you would have had to see them) that I was really excited about and I had just bought them that day, when they came crashing down, breaking into many peices. I don't even know if they are replacable, since they were from a garage sale. I had wanted those plates for probably a week or more when I first saw them in the youth garage sale stuff. I really about cried... maybe I did. How do you keep from crying when things like that happen, or did you?

At 11:46 AM, Blogger Constance said...

I know that it isn't funny, but I had to laugh. Hopefully it will all come out right.

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Okay, after my recent bathroom painting fiasco, I cannot help but cackle!

For the record, Carrie's right--get the super expensive painter's tape unless you want wobbly edges. I have enough trouble making the trim perfectly straight, without painting stripes on anything! :)

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that I'm content with neutral walls. I like to change decorations for the season - not paint.

So can we see the pictures that you took - even though the lines are wobbly and such??

Sarah Cook - why don't you try searching ebay for the plates that you had broken. Ebay has (almost) everything!

At 12:03 AM, Blogger Norma Gwen Watson said...

Oh no, I am so sorry that happened, when you worked so hard. That was very disheartening I know.
Thank you for letting me hold Silas last night during church. He is such a sweet baby, and I enjoyed him.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Martha C said...

Sarah, I do not cry much out of frustration but am more of a sentimental crier. I boo-hoo at everyone's wedding, funeral, graduation, etc. I have to be MAJORLY stressed to cry at mishaps.

At 10:32 PM, Blogger Julie Waggoner said...

I painted stripes in my bedroom in the dormers. I can't imagine all your hard work. I wasn't going for the perfect line look so it was pretty easy but I thought I would never be done!

At 10:47 AM, Blogger LaDonna said...

Let me just say right now that the BLUE tape is from SATAN!!! I have been trying to paint my kitchen for nearly 2 weeks , 2 walls red and the rest white, and I cannot count how many times I've had to go back with MODEL brushes to touch up bleed spots. That blue tape has nearly caused me to CURSE! So, sister, I feel your pain.


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