At least my hallway will soon no longer have those horrible "off-white"/cream/dirty-looking doors any more. :P
Unrelated: My right ear feels blocked. BAH. Be typical if I come down with the lurgie just ready for my birthday (and no, I don't mean swine flu, the aporkalypse hasn't hit our pharmacy dept yet).
*edits to take into account HOW FREAKING LONG it takes to do a million doors in white gloss paint* I'm still going to be here working on these wretched doors this time come November, at this rate.
Here's the work schedule >:( :
FILL and GENTLY SAND surface flaws.
FILL all the gaps in the skirting where the builders didn't make sure it fitted properly.
REMOVE all nails from skirting that the previous owner couldn't be assed with pulling out.
FILL all the nail holes, including the ones that the previous homeowner left when he tore a load of cable out. (...ones that he said he'd fill before he left, LOL YEAH RIGHT, they couldn't even be bothered to do like they said they were going to do and just polyfill the GAPING HOLE they left when they took down that bracket they'd used to support a baby swing, like bollocks they're going to bother taking all the nails out and fillering those holes.)
SAND entire door.
WASH with SUGAR SOAP.
LAY craploads of newspaper.
APPLY masking tape.
APPLY MORE masking tape because what you have won't stick.
PAINT AGAIN because you bought the own-brand stuff which doesn't cover properly.
Spend 20 minutes just WASHING THE DAMN BRUSH.
Stand back and realise you missed a spot.
Edit2: Good lord, there's some chick on a drama community I watch who's starting to boggle my mind a little bit. She claims to be at least 47 but her manners are like a 16-year old. But she DOESN'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK, GAIZ, SHE'S JUST BORED AND LOLING, of course. I'd say "troll", but I don't think she's that smart. Thinking about it, she reminds me a bit of some of our NHSDirect callers, actually.
"SHOULD I GET A LID FOR MY BIN TO STOP ME GETTING THE SWINE FLUS? CAN U CATCH IT OFF THE INTENET? MY COUSIN IN MEXICO WHO I HAVEN'T SEEN IN 13 YEARS HAS GOT IT, IF I SPEAK TO HIM ON THE PHONE WILL I CATCH IT? OH GOVERNMENT WHY WON'T YOU GIVE EVERYONE TAMIFLU TO PROTECT THEM CUZ WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE? OH GOVERNMENT, NOW YOU'RE GIVING EVERYONE TAMIFLU WHY ARE YOU GIVING EVERYONE TAMIFLU IT'LL KILL THEM GMTV SAID SO. OH GOVERNMENT I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN A NANNY STATE STOP INTERFERING WITH MY AFFAIRS WITH YOUR CCTV AND NASTY TAXATION AND STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO AND OH GOD WHY DON'T YOU GIVE THE NHS MORE MONEY (BUT DON'T TAX ME ONLY TAX EVERYONE ELSE TO PAY FOR IT) AND GIVE ME ADVICE AND TELL ME WHAT TO DOOOOOOO."
I miss NHSD. -_- They were a source of wonderful crazy.