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“Dad's Painting The House”

Description from CAS: My 82 year old Dad is painting the house. He's not supposed to ... he's supposed to have my nephews do it ... next year! But he's very set in his ways once he's decided to do something. So, despite the fact that "we" (my siblings, Mom and I) don't want him climbing up any ladders, he's going up one today with my Mom standing below with the cell phone ready to dial 911 ... sigh ....

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  1. SilverCords aka Judy
    SilverCords aka Judy says:

    Oh dear! I hope everything goes well. I totally understand how you feel. My dad is going to be 87 soon and he still does all of his yard work (in the 90+ degree heat), his garden and whatever else he wants to do (like driving!) I just pray and say, “Please Lord, help him (and us!”

    Regardless, I do love your summery, crisp pick!

  2. Dill
    Dill says:

    Let us know how it goes – hopefully he’ll end up managing just fine! It’s so hard for people to lose independence.

    Love this pick – very classic. It reminds me of some of the summery outfits and jewelry that my grandmother favored.

  3. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Blessings to your dad and his gumption and blessings to your mom and her forbearance and for not hog-tying him to the kitchen chair! Great pick!

  4. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    My mom was like that! Of course she didn’t ever try to paint the house being extremely arthritic. But she was always doing something like out there in the snow shoveling, for example. She drove right up until she died in her sleep at 93. She would apologize when she didn’t get her curtains/drapes put up when they should have been. She always changed them in the spring and in the fall. I’m lucky to run the vacuum over the tops.

    Anyway, I do like this pick. I love white houses and I suppose the blue is for shutters, etc.?

  5. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Hope all goes well! Great pick too!

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    Yup Nancy. You got it right, the blue is for the shutters … white house, blue shutters … differing blues over the years of course.

    Dad’s up on the ladder again today with Mom in attendance. Dad said that he can’t go out and paint if it’s raining … I’m thinking of taking the hose to the sides of the house … ;)

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