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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Home Improvement

My humans decided that our house needed some sprucing up for the new year. They claim that the tropical weather and a certain active beagle has taken its toll on the walls and fencing. (I have no idea where the scratches and paw marks came from mum, honest!) Since, they're not exactly in the same league as "Tim the Toolman Taylor" of the Home Improvement sitcom, they decided to hire some painters to help give our home a new look. Mum was designated chief supervisor by default since she works from home. This beagle was naturally her second-in-command. My job description:

1) Sniff out the equipment (Beagles do this best)

This vacumn cleaner looking machine is actually a high powered spraying machine to clear off the old paint, dust and grime from the exterior walls and roofs.


2) Check out the workers during their break


3) Take a break when the workers are working - Hey, it's exhausting being the second-in-command.


All in all, it took two weeks for the job to be done. Things are back to normal now. No more workers, paint cans, buckets, newspapers, ladders all over the house and garden. No one is happier than mum! No more cleaning up after the workers leave each day...

So here's a sample of the before (bright orange zest feature wall)...


...and after (subtle O'Keefe Grey colour)


Aah...home sweet home

15 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Did woo try the skhwirrel defense?


Woo did a great job with the snoopervising!

I would expekht woo were pawed handsomely with nom noms!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

elbouwii said...

sanne's mom pain last summer the livingroom white :D

it was so much fun that el'bow was white to!
he had some ( a hole bucket) on him

kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Maggie and Mitch said...

How much brighter your room looks now, Kess!
Our mom loves to paint!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

your um has great taste, and you did an excellent job supervising. Well Done!

Love, Guinness & Shiloh

Cinnamon said...

Hi Kess,

You did a great job supervising! Yes, you need a break sometimes. I like the new colour of the wall. It makes the room look lighter and larger.

Love,
Cinnamon

Lorenza said...

Good job Kess!
Hard work supervising but you did it great!
My grandma does not like a lot when the house needs improvements... and I see some in our near future!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

River said...

Only 2 weeks! You did a great job as second in command to have it done so fast. The new color looks very relaxing.

love & wags,
River

Agatha and Archie said...

Isn't it EXHAUSTING directing a big project? Love A+A

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Hi There I'm Sugar. Just found your blog n making new friends. Looking forward to your visit to my blog. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

I bet you did a great job of snoopervising the painters! DoG knows, they probably needed watching! (If they are anything like the painters we have here)!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Thor said...

Great job supervising, Kess!
The new color of your room is beautiful!

Thor

happy said...

Great job supervising there, Kess! Now your house looks great!

The Thundering Herd said...

We love # 3 - snoozervising . We are experts at that.

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