Thursday, January 2, 2014
refurbish broken table and chairs is ongoing,
it was to be "brother's" job but he suddenly had to have his appendix
removed. I am given a list and I head to the mainland. I love Mexico. When I
ask the dude at the paint store for paint thinner he asks "how much you
want?". Oh....1/2 a litre I say, he
pours 1/2 a litre into an empty coke bottle. I love that you can go to a store
and buy 1 pamper, 1 garbage bag, 4 tablets of Imodium, 2 paper clips, 1 needle,
1 egg, 1 cigarette (not that I smoke), as much garden hose as you want (or as
little as you want) 1 piece of cake, any length of string/rope that you want,
as many or as little staples as you want, 1 envelope.....you get the idea. I
think of all the times at home I've bought a box of 100 of something and when
time comes to use them (whatever it may be) and it's either expired, gone bad,
I can't find it in my shed because I have so much "extra" stuff in
there, or now it's one size too small or the wrong color and I end up going to the store again to buy
another box of 100 only to use 2 and store it in my shed again because I will
need the other 98 someday.
This is how we end up owning gi-normous houses with
huge garages, huge sheds, and basements and attics full of stuff.....stuff that
we have been trained to think we will need some day and we have been lead to
believe that ..... get this "it's cheaper". I laugh at myself now, I
bought into that too. "It's cheaper"....I laugh. When I get back to
Canada I will open up a new store, the opposite of a bulk store....I will call
it "Unbulk". I will sell you 4 Imodium tablets (because if you need
more than that you have a different problem), I will sell you 2 tooth picks, a
cup of paint thinner, 1 sheet of paper, 1 shoelace, 6 red beads, 2 pampers, 1
light bulb, and 1 white sock...single
socks will be a good seller I think. Look out Costco you have been brainwashing
people for too long."Unbulk" is where it's at now.
was my little rant there. Back to my table and chairs, turns out watching paint
dry is not nearly as fun as watching laundry dry .... I was surprised too. It
takes a long time for paint to dry here (the humidity), making this project
sloooooow. Then I find out I missed a step, I was supposed to mix the paint
thinner with the paint which makes it dry faster. Ops.
cupboards have also been painted, ,slooooooowly, and dude was going to come to
hang them a week of mananas ago....he'll come, yet. I still owe him some money.
..... I thought that was smart of me to hold back money to insure fast and
speedy work, turns out money is not the motivation to work here, yeah....that
is a different story, but i have to go and watch the sunrise now.
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