February 20, 2006

For the Record

I've spent most of the weekend refurbishing and painting the basement stairwell. (The refurbishment was necessary as a result of some water damage from a leaking pipe. Mr. Spackle is our friend, indeed.)

The painting part involved finally painting the stairwell to match the walls of the basement itself. One of the reasons I've been putting it off is that it is such a tricky job - getting at some of the corners of the ceiling on the landing involves standing on a ladder at the top of the stairs, firmly grasping the top of the doorway and leaning way out backward with the paintbrush.

The idea was to paint the stairwell the same color as the basement itself. The basement walls are painted a kind of pale yellow. In the sun (it's a walk-in), they actually look almost white. However, I discovered that on the stairs themselves, which are lit by a pair of lights, this same paint appears far more yellow.

Now here is where I want to plainly record my position. (All y'all are witnesses): I am not overly happy with the yellowness of the stairwell. I said as much to the Missus and even offered to repaint it today in a paler color. She, on the other hand, says it looks fine. Furthermore, she got each one of her friends who dropped off kids to play this morning to give their opinions. They all agreed with her.

I record all this now so that when the Missus sidles up to me in a couple weeks (as I know she will) and says that yes, the stairwell is too yellow and would I please repaint it, there will be no question about the appropriateness of my response when I tell her to go to the devil.

Posted by Robert at February 20, 2006 03:39 PM | TrackBack

So your wake is scheduled for 3 weeks from now....

Posted by: Marvin at February 20, 2006 05:44 PM

You'll be telling her as you're going to find the paint roller, I presume. After all, you did offer...if it takes her a few weeks to take you up on it, well, is that her problem? :)

Posted by: beth at February 20, 2006 06:49 PM

Any color that looks white in the sun, isn't a color. I say paint the basement a darker yellow to match the hallway...

Posted by: LB Buddy at February 20, 2006 07:51 PM

Now that's evil....

Posted by: Robbo the LB at February 21, 2006 09:46 AM