We’ve been doing some work around the house… spending a lot of money on things that aren’t really that exciting to talk about. We’ve purchased a new water heater. And today I put down a deposit on new rain gutters. Thrilling, no? Well, we are pretty happy about it here. Our plastic rain gutters leak and flood the basement after a heavy snow/rain. And, one of the downspouts empties onto our downward sloping sidewalk, which then freezes into a sheet of downward-sloping ice.
So, two gentlemen stopped by today to go over our rain gutter plans. While we were chatting in the foyer, one of them looked into the home office and said, “Can I take a look at your ceiling?” I thought it might have something to do with the gutters and said, “Sure.” He walked in and admired the green ceiling. I was quite surprised. Most men are not fond of the painted wood in the office. He even said, “Wow, I could do something like that.”
Then the other guy poked his head in and said in a forced tone, “Well, that’s certainly different.” (Pronounced “differnt”.) I gathered that was the nicest statement he could make about the travesty of the green painted ceiling. Hee. I don’t think he will be hiring me to help decorate his house anytime soon.